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.
For the Elizabethan government, for some Catholic contemporaries and for a few subsequent historians, Robert Persons exemplified the Jesuit of myth and legend.
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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