In An Overview of the Pre-suppression Society of Jesus in Spain, Patricia W. Manning offers a survey of the Society of Jesus in Spain from its origins in Ignatius of Loyola’s early preaching to the aftereffects of its expulsion. Rather than nurture the nascent order, Loyola’s homeland was often ambivalent. His pre-Jesuit freelance sermonizing prompted investigations. The young Society confronted indifference and interference from the Spanish monarchy and outright opposition from other religious orders. This essay outlines the order’s ministerial and pedagogical activities, its relationship with women and with royal institutions, including the Spanish Inquisition, and Spanish members’ roles in theological debates concerning casuistry, free will, and the immaculate conception. It also considers the impact of Jesuits’ non-religious writings.
Patricia W. Manning, Ph.D. (Yale University, 2000) is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas. Her previous publications concerning the Jesuits in early modern Spain include Voicing Dissent in Seventeenth-Century Spain (Brill, 2009).
An Overview of the Pre-Suppression Society of Jesus in Spain Patricia W. Manning
Glossary of Frequently Used Terms
2 Ignatius of Loyola
3 The Early Years of the Society of Jesus in Spain
4 Borja and Mercurian’s Generalates
5 Encounters with the Inquisition
6 Admission Redux: Excluding Conversos from the Society
7 Aiding Catholics under Siege
8 The Question of Religiously Minded Women
9 Theological Debates
10 Jesuits’ Roles in the Inquisition in the Seventeenth Century
11 Jesuit Aprobación Writers
14 Publications by Jesuits
15 Jesuit Celebrations
16 Domestic Life in the Society
17 Seventeenth-Century Crises
18 Controlling Chocolate and Tobacco Usage in the Society
19 The Immaculate Conception, Part 2: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
20 Publications Unfavorable to the Order
21 The Expulsion
22 The Aftermath
Readers interested in the Society of Jesus, textual production by Jesuits, the Society’s ties to women, early modern theological polemics, and early modern Spain, including undergraduate and graduate students.