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Invenzione e identità nel gesuitismo

Franco Motta    Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia    

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abstract

The category of ‘Jesuitism’ must be counted among the most long-standing and blurred concepts in the political-religious debate of modern and contemporary Europe. Used both as a polemic and historiographical category – that is, describing doctrines and practices attributed to the Jesuits by their adversaries, but also their own historical features – it sums up different and often incongruous traits, mainly pertaining to the sphere of the power relationships between the Church and the State. Even if Jesuitism must be primarily considered as a myth shaped by the anti-Jesuits in different historical contexts, nonetheless it is possible to identify in it some original elements and trace them back to the late 16th century.

Published
Sept. 26, 2019
Accepted
April 20, 2019
Submitted
April 5, 2019
Language
IT

Keywords: Relationships between Church and StateSociety of JesusCatholic theologyCounter-ReformationReligious debate

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