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Wright, Jonathan 1969-

Works: 29 works in 123 publications in 7 languages and 4,399 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 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 785 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 )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 426 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 )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 261 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 held by 232 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 195 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 evolution of begging : competition, cooperation, and communication by Jonathan Wright( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Begging in nestling birds has become the model system for investigations into evolutionary conflicts of interest within families and the honest signalling of offspring need. Although originally inspired by theoretical treatments of parent-offspring conflict and its resolution, the field now includes a wide range of work in behaviour, physiology and evolutionary biology." "Leading researchers in avian begging and related fields were asked to contribute a chapter on a topic they found particularly exciting or novel. This book is the result of their enthusiastic response. The evolution of begging includes the full range of theoretical, empirical and methodological advances in the field and points the way for further research. As such, it constitutes a comprehensive reference for students, teachers and researchers with an interest in behaviour and evolution, and a source of ideas and inspiration for future investigations in this dynamic area."--BOOK JACKET
The ambassadors : from ancient Greece to the nation state by Jonathan Wright( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 78 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
Layered landscapes : early modern religious space across faiths and cultures by Eric Nelson( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of figures -- List of contributors -- Introduction -- Section I Shared and contested sacred landscapes -- 1 Jerusalem in the reinvention of the Catholic tradition, 1500-1700 -- 2 Sacred landscape in early modern Granada: Muslim past and Christian present -- 3 Temple to town hall: Sacred and secular in Prague's Jewish town -- Section II Sacred landscapes, ritual and devotion -- 4 Gods and goddesses in the ritual landscape of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Kāñcipuram -- 5 Ritual, public space and indigenous engagement in colonial Cuzco -- 6 Layers of memory and devotion: Temples, shrines and pilgrimage in early modern Edo -- Section III Sacred landscapes and transition -- 7 Transforming the Orthodox landscape of Ottoman Istanbul during the early modern period -- 8 From prince-bishopric to city-state: Nationalizing the Church and creating a republic in reformation Geneva -- 9 The layered theoscape of Philadelphia: The Quaker experiment as a religious crucible -- Section IV Sacred landscapes and power -- 10 Religion royale in the sacred landscape of Paris: The Jesuit Church of Saint Louis and the resacralization of kingship in early Bourbon France (1590-1650) -- 11 The basilica of St. John Lateran and the post-tridentine papacy: Refashioning the sacred landscape -- 12 Two tales of one city: Herat under the early modern empires of the Timurids and Safavids -- Epilogue: Jamme Masjid mosque and layered landscapes -- Index
De Jezuïeten : missie, mythen en methoden by Jonathan Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 13 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 )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 12 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
Liberalism, anti-semitism, and democracy : essays in honour of Peter Pulzer( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'éditeur : Including brilliant writings from a distinguished group of historians and political scientists, this book makes an original contribution to the history of democracy in modern Europe. It examines the history of liberalism, anti-semitism, and democracy; the strengths and weaknesses of political liberalism; its complex historical relationship with anti-semitism in Germany and Austria; and the development of democratic political cultures in Europe since the Second World War is explored
I gesuiti : storia, mito e missione by Jonathan Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 7 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

Separation of church and state by Jonathan A Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining an issue that has been a matter of controversy since the founding of the United States, this volume offers a chronological survey that helps put the ongoing debate in broad historical context. The book briefly traces the earliest instances of tension between church and state within the Western tradition, from the era of Constantine to the Reformation, before moving on to the American experience and the experiences of various religious groups during the early republic and 19th century. Attention is paid to the colonial debates about the ideal relationship between faith and politics, the 18th-century trends that culminated in a constitutional settlement. This tour of the American church/state issue revisits past controversies and personalities in the hope of enlightening present-day debates. Contrary to popular belief, the Constitution does not contain the phrase "separation of church and state." The First Amendment states only that the government cannot pass laws establishing or prohibiting religious practices. What were the intentions of the Founding Fathers when it came to the relationship between faith and politics? What do those intentions mean today? Finally, the book focuses on the post-1940 era, during which church-state controversies came before the Supreme Court. In the course of the discussion, readers will learn about complex legal and theological issues and debates between the great and powerful, but also about ordinary Americans whose religious scruples led to some of the most important legal cases in U.S. history
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

Diseases of the accessory sinuses of the nose by Jonathan Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1896 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

[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

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

Jonathan Wright englischer Historiker

Jonathan Wright historiador británico

Jonathan Wright historien britannique

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 evolution of begging : competition, cooperation, and communicationThe ambassadors : from ancient Greece to the nation stateLiberalism, anti-semitism, and democracy : essays in honour of Peter PulzerSeparation of church and state