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Wright, Jonathan 1969-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 88 publications in 8 languages and 3,263 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography‡vDictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: BX3706.3, 271.53
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Wright
God's soldiers : adventure, politics, intrigue, and power : a history of the Jesuits by Jonathan Wright( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: When Ignatius of Loyola founded the Jesuits (or the Society of Jesus) in 1534, his modest goal was to lead a group of nine like-minded students at the University of Paris on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to convert the Muslims. By the time of his death in 1556, approximately one thousand priests were Jesuits. The order continued to grow rapidly, distinguishing itself first in the field of education and quickly becoming a force to reckon with as its interests-and influence-expanded into the economic, political, and cultural spheres. Along with their authority, the Jesuits also acquired powerful enemies. At one time or another, they were expelled from every country in Europe. The Jesuits' reputation for academic excellence, which continues today, began almost as soon as the order was founded. As part of their determined efforts to reclaim Protestant Europe for the Catholic Church, they built schools and colleges in nearly every important city; by the mid-eighteenth century, they had established more than 650 educational institutions. They were also strongly committed to foreign missions, and like the secular explorers and settlers of the Age of Discovery, traveled to the Far East, India, and the Americas to stake a claim. They were especially successful in Latin America, where they managed to put numerous villages entirely under Jesuit rule. Their successes both in Europe and abroad, coupled with rumors of scandal and corruption within the order, soon drew criticism from within the Church and without. Writers like Pascal and Voltaire wrote polemics against them, and the absolute monarchs of Catholic Europe sought to destroy them. Their power was seen as so threatening that hostility escalated into serious political feuds, and at various times, they were either banned from or harshly suppressed throughout Europe. GOD'S SOLDIERS is fascinating chronicle of this celebrated, mysterious, and often despised religious order. Jonathan Wright illuminates as never before their enduring contributions as well as the controversies that surrounded them. The result is an in-depth, unbiased, and utterly compelling history that will appeal to the general and religious reader alike
The ambassadors : from ancient Greece to Renaissance Europe, the men who introduced the world to itself by Jonathan Wright( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We think of ambassadors as simply diplomats--but once they were adventurers who dared an uncertain fate in unknown lands, bringing gifts of greyhounds and elephants to powerful and unpredictable leaders. Historian Wright traces the journeys of these emissaries, taking us from the linguistically challenged Greek Megasthenes to the first Japanese embassies to China and Korea; from Mohammed's ambassadors to Egypt to the envoys of Byzantium, who had the unenviable task of convincing Attila the Hun to stop attacking them. We also witness the dialogue between Europe and Moorish Spain, and meet the ill-fated envoys sent in search of the mythical king Prester John. What Europe still thinks of Asia and what Asia still thinks of Africa were in no small part kindled in these long-ago first encounters.--From publisher description
The Jesuits : missions, myths, and histories by Jonathan Wright( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Wright, especialista en movimientos religiosos dotado de una extraordinaria capacidad narrativa, conduce al lector por la leyenda y la realidad, las tramas secretas y las gestas de estos intrépidos aventureros de la historia cultural, política y espiritual del mundo moderno
Heretics : the creation of Christianity from the Gnostics to the modern church by Jonathan Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at many of the famous heretics in history--from Martin Luther to John Calvin to the Libyan cleric Arius--and argues that heresy actually helped strengthen the Christian church into the powerful force it is today
Shapers of the great debate on the freedom of religion : a biographical dictionary by Jonathan Wright( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First Amendment is categorical and concise on religion and the state: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Nevertheless, these few words have caused much confusion and controversy for successive generations. The debate over religious freedom has often come to the forefront during American history. Since colonial times, Americans have debated how to interpret and apply the First Amendment. Through biographical histories of individuals involved in the freedom of religion debates, readers will discover how individuals' thoughts, beliefs, and actions affected how the religion clauses are viewed today and throughout American history. Topics such as prayer in schools, religious symbols, exemption from military duty, and the pledge of allegience are addressed. Individuals such as Anne Hutchinson, Jerry Falwell, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joseph Franklin Rutherford, and Roger Williams are included. An introductory essay, an appendix of shorter entries on additional figures, and a bibliography are also included.''
The ambassadors : from ancient Greece to the nation state by Jonathan Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the ambassadors, who were at once diplomats, explorers and chroniclers of exotic civilisations. Drawing on source material, diaries and letters, the author explores the world of ambassadors in the cuneiform civilisations of the ancient near-east, via the mighty cultures of Persia, Turkey, China, Africa, India and the West
De Jezuïeten : missie, mythen en methoden by Jonathan Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de in de zestiende eeuw gestichte rooms-katholieke geestelijke orde
Britain and Germany in Europe, 1949-1990( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesuit survival and restoration : a global history, 1773-1900 by Robert A Maryks( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 12 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
The Jesuit suppression in global context : causes, events, and consequences by Jeffrey D Burson( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1773, Pope Clement XIV suppressed the Society of Jesus, a dramatic, puzzling act that had a profound impact. This volume traces the causes of the attack on the Jesuits, the national expulsions that preceded universal suppression, and the consequences of these extraordinary developments. The Suppression occurred at a unique historical juncture, at the high-water mark of the Enlightenment and on the cusp of global imperial crises and the Age of Revolution. After more than two centuries, answers to how and why it took place remain unclear. A diverse selection of essays - covering France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, China, Eastern Europe, and the Americas - reflects the complex international elements of the Jesuit Suppression. The contributors shed new light on its significance by drawing on the latest research. Essential reading on a crucial yet previously neglected topic, this collection will interest scholars of eighteenth-century religious, intellectual, cultural, and political history."--Page 4 de la couverture
I gesuiti : storia, mito e missione by Jonathan Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious dissimulation, conformity and compromise in England, c. 1547 - c. 1603 by Jonathan Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious dissimulation, conformity and compromise in England, c. 1547-ca. 1603 by Jonathan Wright( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Constructing a saint through images : the 1609 illustrated biography of Ignatius of Loyola by Jonathan Wright( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

God's soldiers : adventure, politics, intrigue, and power : a history of the Jesuits by Jonathan Wright( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Throughout history members of the Society of Jesus, popularly known as Jesuits, have been accused of killing kings and presidents, have traveled as missionaries to every corner of the globe, founded haciendas in Mexico, explored the Mississippi and Amazon rivers, and served Chinese emperors as map makers, painters, and astronomers ... Whether loved or loathed, the Jesuits' ... wide-ranging impact could never be ignored. By the mid-eighteenth century, they had established more than 650 educational institutions. They were also strongly committed to foreign missions, and ... they traveled to the Far East, India, and the Americas to stake a claim. They were especially successful in Latin America, where they managed to put numerous villages entirely under Jesuit rule. The Jesuits' successes both in Europe and abroad, coupled with rumors of scandal and corruption within the order, soon drew criticism from within the Church and without. Writers such as Pascal and Voltaire wrote polemics against them, and the absolute monarchs of Catholic Europe sought to destroy them. Their power was seen as so threatening that hostility escalated into serious political feuds, and at various times they were either banned or harshly suppressed throughout Europe.-Dust jacket
The vanescence of facts by Jonathan Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The theory of the pneuma in Homer by Jonathan Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Entre patios y claustros : construyendo fobias : Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, Córdoba, del 1 de junio al 30 de julio de 2001 by Carmen Blancoluna( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Iezuiţii : misiune, mituri şi istorie by Jonathan Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Romanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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God's soldiers : adventure, politics, intrigue, and power : a history of the Jesuits
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Jonathan Wright Brits historicus

Jonathan Wright englischer Historiker

Wright, J. R. C. (Jonathan Richard Cassé)

Wright, Jonathan

Wright, Jonathan A.

Wright, Jonathan A. 1969-

Wright, Jonathan (Jonathan Richard Cassé)

Wright, Jonathan R. C.

Wright, Jonathan R. C. (Jonathan Richard Cassé)

Wright, Jonathan Richard Cassé

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The ambassadors : from ancient Greece to Renaissance Europe, the men who introduced the world to itselfThe Jesuits : missions, myths, and historiesHeretics : the creation of Christianity from the Gnostics to the modern churchShapers of the great debate on the freedom of religion : a biographical dictionaryThe ambassadors : from ancient Greece to the nation stateBritain and Germany in Europe, 1949-1990