Joe Egerton argues that a debate in Parliament regarding pensions and investments is testing whether Robert Parsons was correct to believe that a reformed Commons, in charge of its own agenda, would be a witness for justice and truth.
'What Ignatius gives us is not a theory, but a theology that is lived and experienced.' James Hanvey exposes the theological vision manifested in the Spiritual Exercises and in Ignatius's life.
Malcolm Rodrigues SJ describes the political unrest leading up to and following the granting of independence to British Guyana, which provided the circumstances for Fr Darke's death on 14 July 1979.
What effect did the Chinese people have on the life and work of Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci and his companions? Professor Nicolas Standaert considers how the thought and customs of those who received the mission, the Chinese people, shaped the work and ideas of the Jesuits.
For the Elizabethan government, for some Catholic contemporaries and for a few subsequent historians, Robert Persons exemplified the Jesuit of myth and legend.
One of the pioneers of the Jesuit mission to China, Matteo Ricci remains a greatly respected figure for the Church and for the Chinese people. Yves Camus SJ introduces us to the man who has been called ‘the most outstanding cultural mediator between China and the West of all time’.
Joe Egerton suggests that, faced with today's theological, political and social challenges, we should reappraise Robert Parsons SJ, who died in Rome on 15 April 1610.
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