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eighteenth-century writers beyond the Catholic Enlightenment (85). For these reasons, Chapter 3 appears to argue that the present day assumption (so dear to anti-abortion crusaders) that life begins at conception actually originated with the eighteenth-century Catholic Enlightenment. Chapter 3 is an

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example, does it mean to be a “missionary” in modern China? Curiously, Gerber does not present Wilhelm as a latter-day Ricci, a comparison that might have proved extremely illuminating. The final chapters on “Catholic and Folk Religion” in the republican period (Liu Anrong) and “Church-State Accommodation

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process of nation-building in the Netherlands of the late nineteenth century, and in Brazil up to the present day. Specifically, she posits that his landscapes “help create an idealized vision of the past on which the success of the present may be built” (247). Julie Berger Hochstrasser considers the

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Brazilian quilombos has focused overwhelmingly on the quilombo of Palmares, a settlement that was founded in the present state of Alagoas, and that was famed in the seventeenth century for repeatedly defeating Portuguese and Dutch forces and for enduring for close to one hundred years. The first five

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Renaissance humanism was inspired more by the scriptures than by its infatuation with Greek philosophy. A distinct humanist tradition was indebted primarily to an Aristotelian view of human nature, present in the writings of Cajetan, and contributed to producing the “new man” of atheist humanism. Geneste

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the period 1604–74, which is due out from the Irish Manuscripts Commission in the second half of 2019. The indices, lists, and level of cross-referencing in this 691-page volume make the exigencies, anxieties, and quirks of the Irish mission immediately present. Jesuits from Ireland were members of a

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this scope. Thankfully, the editors of this volume, Pamela M. Jones, Barbara Wisch, and Simon Ditchfield, have remedied what was a quite unfortunate lacuna in reference scholarship. A Companion to Early Modern Rome, 1492–1692 brings together a wide array of scholars to present snapshots of Rome

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the devotion’s diffusion. Initially spreading to other Visitandine monasteries in France, it was eventually exported to other parts of Europe and then worldwide. The Jesuit strategy for disseminating the devotion to the masses was to move away from Alacoque’s penitential approach and to present the

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. 614. Hb, $150. Neo-Latin studies are experiencing a resurgence, with no fewer than three major English-language reference works recently appearing or due to appear this year. The present volume sits somewhere between Brill’s wide-ranging Encyclopaedia of

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, S.J., neglected figures whose work Flipper puts into constructive dialogue with de Lubac’s. Both were deeply concerned with the apocalypse and its relationship to history and the present-day life of the church. Flipper reads Féret as advocating a kind of immanent eschatology in which “the Christian

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