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Ignatius of Loyola: Founder of the Jesuits (Library of World Biography Series)

By John Patrick Donnelly

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 24, 2003


This biography highlights the life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and his work founding the Jesuit order during the Reformation Era.


The titles in the new Library of World Biography series make ideal supplements for World History survey courses or other courses in the history curriculum where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of World history, and relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface.
Author's Preface: Loyola and the Reformation Era.

I. Introduction: Loyola and the Reformation Era.
II. The Early Life of a Basque Nobleman.
III. The Conversion of a Courtier.
IV. From Barcelona to Jerusalem and Back.
V. Student Years at Barcelona, Alcalá and Salamanca, 1524-1528.
VI. The University of Paris, 1528-1535.
VII. Loyola Returns to Spain.
VIII. From Venice to Rome, 1536-1540.
IX. The Spiritual Exercises.
X. “To Go to All Parts of the World.”
XI. Loyola as General of the Jesuits.
XII. The Rhythm of Life at Rome.
XIII. Loyola, the Jesuits and Education.
XIV. Loyola, the Jesuits and Women.
XV. Opponents of Loyola and the Jesuits.
XVI. Loyola's Roman Writings.
XVII. Going Home.

A Note on the Sources.

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