Jesuit Historiography Online

Subject: History

Editor: Robert A. Maryks

Jesuit Historiography Online (JHO) is an Open Access resource offering over seventy historiographical essays written by experts in their field. Aimed at scholars of Jesuit history and at those in all overlapping areas, the essays in JHO provide summaries of key texts from the earlier literature, painstaking surveys of more recent work, and digests of archival and online resources. Crucially, the scope of the essays is global: they cover both Anglophone and non-Anglophone sources and scholarship from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The result is much more than a bibliographical check-list: authors explore trends in Jesuit historiography and provide a nuanced, systematic, and in-depth analysis of what has been written—when, why, and by whom—about arguably the most prolific, diverse, and wide-ranging religious order within the Roman Catholic tradition. JHO is available in Open Access thanks to generous support from the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College.

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From Acceptance to Animosity: Trajectories of Croatian Jesuit Historiography

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Author(s): Shek Brnardić, Teodora
Teodora Shek Brnardić teashek@gmail.com Last modified: March 2018   Introduction The emergence of a Croatian historiography of the Society of Jesus took place in the often virulently anti-Jesuit a…
Date: 2018-04-20

From Missionaries to Zen Masters: The Society of Jesus and Buddhism

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Author(s): Trent Pomplun
Trent Pomplun rpomplun@loyola.edu Last modified: October 2017The European encounter with Buddhism dates from Alexander the Great’s eastward expansion in 334 BCE.1 Sporadic contact with the disciples of Siddhārtha Gautama, or Śākyamuni Buddha ( c.460–380 …
Date: 2017-10-12