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Maryks, Robert A.

Overview
Works: 48 works in 217 publications in 3 languages and 9,184 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Bibliography  Academic theses  Archives  Bibliographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: BX3706.3, 271.53
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Most widely held works by Robert A Maryks
The Jesuit Order as a synagogue of Jews : Jesuits of Jewish ancestry and purity-of-blood laws in the early Society of Jesus by Robert A Maryks( )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Society of Jesus was formed in 1540, at the peak of the anti-Converso hysteria in Spain. It was in 1555-56 that both King Philip II and Pope Paul IV ratified the statute of "purity of blood" issued by the Archbishop of Toledo and Inquisitor General of Spain, Juan Martínez Guijarro (better known as Silíceo), thus in fact abrogating Pope Nicholas V's bull of 1449 against such statutes. Initially, the Society admitted Conversos freely, in line with the views of the founder of the Society, Ignatius Loyola. Converso Jesuits were among the best leaders, scholars, missionaries (in Asia and America), and diplomats of the Order. The anti-discrimination policy of the early Jesuit leadership was an act of bold resistance against the Iberian "Zeitgeist". However, in 1573 the newly elected superior general of the Order, Everard Mercurian, began to cleanse the Jesuit administration of the Spanish Conversos, and in 1593 the rigid "purity of blood" decree was introduced at the 5th Jesuit General Congregation. The new decree caused opposition within the Order; the 6th General Congregation in 1608 mitigated the decree, barring admittance to the Society for anyone who had Jewish ancestors to the fifth generation. This racist decree was abrogated only in 1946, in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Appendix I (pp. 219-256) contains Benedetto Palmio's anti-Converso memorial (in the original Italian), written by this Jesuit superior general's assistant for Italy in the late 1590s. Appendix II (pp. 257-260) contains the Latin text of Pope Nicholas V's bull "Humani generis inimicus" (1449) against the Toledo "purity of blood" statute of the same year
"Pouring Jewish water into fascist wine" : untold stories of (Catholic) Jews from the archive of Mussolini's Jesuit Pietro Tacchi Venturi by Robert A Maryks( )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of the first volume is to offer the reader a critical edition of the petitions in their original Italian language that (Catholic) Jews residing in Italy submitted to the Fascist General Administration for Demography and Race (Demorazza) in order either to be "discriminated," i.e., not subjected to various provisions of Mussolini's racial laws of 1938, or "Aryanized," i.e., be considered not of "the Jewish race," as defined by the convoluted and inconsistent Fascist anti-Semitic legislation. Anyone born of parents who both were of "the Jewish race," even though professing a religion other than Judaism, was deemed to be Jewish. Consequently, the racial laws affected not only those Italians who considered themselves Jewish, whether secular or religious, but also a significant number of Catholics whose ancestors had been Jewish, as the majority of the cases contained in this volume show. The aim of the second part of the project on the impact of the racial laws under the Mussolini regime is to offer the reader a critical edition and an English translation of 139 letters that were exchanged between the victims of those laws (and their relatives and friends) and the Jesuit Pietro Tacchi Venturi (1861'1956) who interceded with the Fascist government in order to circumvent or alleviate various provisions of the 1938 anti-Jewish legislation
Jesuit survival and restoration : a global history, 1773-1900 by Robert A Maryks( )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book leading scholars from around the world discuss the most dramatic event in the Society of Jesus's history. The order was suppressed by papal command in 1773 and for the next forty-one years ex-Jesuits endeavoured to keep the Ignatian spirit alive and worked towards the order's restoration. When this goal was achieved in 1814 the Society entered one of its most dynamic but troubled eras. The contributions in the volume trace this story in a global perspective, looking at developments in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas
A companion to Ignatius of Loyola : life, writings, spirituality, influence by Robert A Maryks( )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Companion to Ignatius of Loyola' aims at placing Loyola's life, his writings, and spirituality in a broader context of important late medieval and early modern movements and processes that have been appreciated too little by historians who explored Ignatius more as the colossal icon of the so-called Counterreformation than as a man influenced by the dramatic and revolutionary period in which he lived. One book will be never able to cover all aspects of such rich and controversial a figure as Ignatius of Loyola but the fifteen chapters of this volume indicate important directions of current scholarship that reassesses the previous scholarship and suggests new angles of studies on this pivotal figure of early modern period
"The tragic couple" : encounters between Jews and Jesuits by James William Bernauer( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has become a leader in the dialogue between Jews and Catholics as was manifested in the role that the Jesuit Cardinal Augustin Bea played in the adoption by the Second Vatican Council of Nostra Aetate, the charter for that new relationship. Still the encounters between Jesuits and Jews were often characterized by animosity and this historical record made them a tragic couple, related but estranged. This volume is the first examination of the complex interactions between Jesuits and Jews from the early modern period in Europe and Asia through the twentieth century where special attention is focused on the historical context of the Holocaust
Saint Cicero and the Jesuits : the influence of the liberal arts on the adoption of moral probabalism by Robert A Maryks( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study, Dr. Maryks offers a detailed analysis of early modern Jesuit confessional manuals to explore the order's shifting attitudes to confession and conscience. Drawing on his census of Jesuit penitential literature published between 1554 and 1650, he traces in these works a subtly shifting theology influenced by both theology and classical humanism. In particular, the roles of Tutiorism' (whereby an individual follows the law rather than the instinct of their own conscience) and 'Probabilism' (which conversely gives priority to the individual's conscience) are examined." "By integrating concepts of theology, classical humanism and publishing history, this book offers a compelling account of how diverse forces could act upon a religious order to alter the central beliefs it held and promulgated."--Jacket
Exploring Jesuit distinctiveness : interdisciplinary perspectives on ways of proceeding within the Society of Jesus by International symposium on Jesuit studies( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume theme is the distinctiveness of Jesuits and their ministries that was discussed at the first International Symposium on Jesuit Studies held at Boston College?s Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies in June 2015. It explores the 'quidditas Jesuitica', or the specifically Jesuit way(s) of proceeding in which Jesuits and their colleagues operated from historical, geographical, social, and cultural perspectives. The collection poses a question whether there was an essential core of distinctive elements that characterized the way in which Jesuits lived their religious vocation and conducted their various works and how these ways of proceeding were lived out in the various epochs and cultures in which Jesuits worked over four and a half centuries; what changed and adapted itself to different times and situations, and what remained constant, transcending time and place, infusing the apostolic works and lives of Jesuits with the charism at the source of the Society of Jesus?s foundation and development.0
Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Africa by Robert A Maryks( )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protestants entering Africa in the nineteenth century sought to learn from earlier Jesuit presence in Ethiopia and southern Africa. The nineteenth century was itself a century of missionary scramble for Africa during which the Jesuits encountered their Protestant counterparts as both sought to evangelize the African native. 'Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Africa', edited by Robert Alexander Maryks and Festo Mkenda, S.J., presents critical reflections on the nature of those encounters in southern Africa and in Ethiopia, Madagascar, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Fernando Po. Though largely marked by mutual suspicion and outright competition, the encounters also reveal personal appreciations and support across denominational boundaries and thus manifest salient lessons for ecumenical encounters even in our own time
A companion to Jesuit mysticism by Robert A Maryks( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'A Companion to Jesuit Mysticism', Robert A. Maryks provides thirteen unique essays discussing the Jesuit mystical tradition, a somewhat neglected aspect of Jesuit historiography that stretches as far back as the order's co-founder, Ignatius of Loyola, his spiritual visions at Manresa, and ultimately the mystical perspective contained in his Spiritual Exercises. The volume's contributions on the most significant representatives of the Jesuit mystical tradition - from Baltasar Álvarez to Louis Lallemant to Hugo Makibi Enomiya-Lassalle - aim to fill this lacuna in Jesuit historiography. Although intended primarily as a handbook for scholars seeking to further their own research in this area, the volume will undoubtedly be of interest to scholars and students of Jesuit studies more broadly
Francisco Suárez (1548-1617) : Jesuits and the complexities of modernity by Robert A Maryks( )

9 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a bilingual edition of the selected peer-reviewed papers that were submitted for the International Symposium on Jesuit Studies on the thought of the Jesuit Francisco Suárez (1548-1617). The symposium was co-organized in Seville in 2018 by the Departamento de Humanidades y Filosofía at Universidad Loyola Andalucía and the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College. Suárez was a theologian, philosopher and jurist who had a significant cultural impact on the development of modernity. Commemorating the four-hundredth anniversary of his death, the symposium studied the work of Suárez and other Jesuits of his time in the context of diverse traditions that came together in Europe between the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and early modernity"--
Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Asia and the Americas by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present volume is a result of an international symposium on the encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Asia and the Americas, which was organized by Boston College's a href=http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/centers/iajs.html>Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College /a in June 2017.In Asia, Protestants encountered a mixed Jesuit legacy: in South Asia, they benefited from pioneering Jesuit ethnographers while contesting their conversions; in Japan, all Christian missionaries who returned after 1853 faced the equation of Japanese nationalism with anti-Jesuit persecution; and in China, Protestants scrambled to catch up to the cultural legacy bequeathed by the earlier Jesuit mission. In the Americas, Protestants presented Jesuits as enemies of liberal modernity, supporters of medieval absolutism yet master manipulators of modern self-fashioning and the printing press. The evidence suggests a far more complicated relationship of both Protestants and Jesuits as co-creators of the bright and dark sides of modernity, including the public sphere, public education, plantation slavery, and colonialism"--
A companion to Jesuit mysticism( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Companion to Jesuit Mysticism, Robert A. Maryks provides thirteen unique essays discussing the Jesuit mystical tradition, a somewhat neglected aspect of Jesuit historiography that stretches as far back as the order's co-founder, Ignatius of Loyola, his spiritual visions at Manresa, and ultimately the mystical perspective contained in his Spiritual Exercises.--
Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Asia and the Americas( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present volume is a result of an international symposium on the encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Asia and the Americas, which was organized by Boston College's Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College in June 2017.In Asia, Protestants encountered a mixed Jesuit legacy: in South Asia, they benefited from pioneering Jesuit ethnographers while contesting their conversions; in Japan, all Christian missionaries who returned after 1853 faced the equation of Japanese nationalism with anti-Jesuit persecution; and in China, Protestants scrambled to catch up to the cultural legacy bequeathed by the earlier Jesuit mission. In the Americas, Protestants presented Jesuits as enemies of liberal modernity, supporters of medieval absolutism yet master manipulators of modern self-fashioning and the printing press. The evidence suggests a far more complicated relationship of both Protestants and Jesuits as co-creators of the bright and dark sides of modernity, including the public sphere, public education, plantation slavery, and colonialism"--
From medieval tutiorism to modern probabilism : "spoils of Egypt" and the making of the Jesuit conscience from Loyola to Pascal by Robert A Maryks( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesuit historiography online( )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Open Access resource offering over seventy historiographical essays written by experts in their field. Aimed at scholars of Jesuit history and at those in all overlapping areas, the essays in JHO provide summaries of key texts from the earlier literature, painstaking surveys of more recent work, and digests of archival and online resources"--Home screen
Saint Cicero and the Jesuits : the influence of the liberal arts on the adoption of moral probabalism by Robert A Maryks( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Cicero and the Jesuits : the Influence of the Liberal Arts on the Adoption of Moral Probabilism by Robert A Maryks( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to Jesuit mysticism( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "In 'A Companion to Jesuit Mysticism', Robert A. Maryks provides thirteen unique essays discussing the Jesuit mystical tradition, a somewhat neglected aspect of Jesuit historiography that stretches as far back as the order's co-founder, Ignatius of Loyola, his spiritual visions at Manresa, and ultimately the mystical perspective contained in his Spiritual Exercises. The volume's contributions on the most significant representatives of the Jesuit mystical tradition - from Baltasar Aĺvarez to Louis Lallemant to Hugo Makibi Enomiya-Lassalle - aim to fill this lacuna in Jesuit historiography. Although intended primarily as a handbook for scholars seeking to further their own research in this area, the volume will undoubtedly be of interest to scholars and students of Jesuit studies more broadly"
Purity of blood by Robert A Maryks( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penitential literature by Robert A Maryks( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Jesuit Order as a synagogue of Jews : Jesuits of Jewish ancestry and purity-of-blood laws in the early Society of Jesus
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Saint Cicero and the Jesuits : the influence of the liberal arts on the adoption of moral probabalismSaint Cicero and the Jesuits : the influence of the liberal arts on the adoption of moral probabalismSaint Cicero and the Jesuits : the Influence of the Liberal Arts on the Adoption of Moral Probabilism
Alternative Names
Maryks Robert A.

Maryks, Robert Aleksander

Maryks, Robert Aleksander, 1967-

Languages
English (177)

German (1)

Italian (1)