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Politics and Devotion

The Case of Robert Persons vs. Edmund Bunny, Author of A Book of Christian Exercise

Ronald Corthell

to interdenominational pamphlet wars, and, like Persons, professed to desire a future when Christians would focus their energies on cultivation of the inner spiritual life. As already noted, however, the irenic dispositions of these writers were counterbalanced by both polemical pressures of the day

Bede Benjamin Bidlack

theology. In Part One, Savory and Berne present Teilhard’s vision of God as love, and love as the essential energy of the evolving universe. They stress that Teilhard understood love not simply as a divine attribute or divine name, but as an energy that people experience in everyday life. Love is neither

Peter A. Goddard

. In the case of Jeanne Mance (1606–73) a conventionally pious person who devoted tremendous energy and capacity to building the Hopital-Dieu de Montreal, its chief charitable agency, Pearson detects “failure.” Mance’s “performance” in holiness was “unsuccessful”: she did not write a spiritual diary

Natale Vacalebre

Portuguese legislation in slowing down the production process of chivalric books. Furthermore, the author highlights the changing trends of the publishers, who increasingly chose to invest their energies in the promotion of new literary genres, such as picaresque and pastoral novels. Hervé Baudry’s essay, on

Johan Verberckmoes

emotion, channeling emotional energy toward overcoming the natural condition of maternal despair and turning it into spiritual longing for the afterlife. In intellectual terms, this raises important questions about the use of Stoic thought by authors like Suárez and Caussin. Garrod discusses these on the

Eugenio Menegon

spent much of his energy dealing with the recent crisis of the Japanese mission, persecuted by the Tokugawa shogunate, and with the large influx of Jesuits who had fled Japan for Macao. He tried to send some men back incognito , as well as money and letters to those who had remained as underground

Ronnie Po-chia Hsia

frequency of these flying missions in the 1580s and 90s reflected a decline in missionary fervor, which was renewed in the extirpation campaign as the newly truncated Peruvian province found in it a new outlet for missionary energy and identity. The insights of Maldavsky’s study are not limited to the

Harald E. Braun

subordination of secular to spiritual authority. The Society of Jesus stood out for the intellectual energy and theological sophistication with which its members sought to establish and discussed the right way to combine the office of spiritual and political counsellor. Yet, there was no unity of opinion about

Carolina Armenteros

is followed by focusing one’s mind, emotions, and energies in the present moment may be related to Hinduism’s comparative lack of interest in history as a discipline encouraging attachment to the past—that is, to what does not exist—and thereby holding one in the world of maya or illusion and away

Henri de Lubac S.J.(†)

we all need our bishops. We are their sons and we love them. We cannot live without them. If we have suffered because of them, let them accept to suffer for us for a moment, so that they, with our help and we under their guidance, may work together, with renewed energy, under the Reign of Christ in