The great picture that Bangert was able to trace of the historical events linked to the Society of Jesus is the result of a successful encounter between profound erudition and narrative qualities. Tracing the Company’s path from its origins to the 1980s, through a chronological and thematic reconstruction of the events that delineate its character, the author has developed what to this day remains a fundamental text, perhaps the most complete for knowledge of the order founded by Ignatius of Loyola. A substantial apparatus of notes, an updated bibliography, a list of the general congregations and an index of the principal names and topics recurring in the volume, constitute a further enrichment of the original text.
The political crisis? It calls for a change of course. Administering communities takes place not through a new party but through a new method which brings together good practices. So,… Read more