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Wright, Jonathan 1969-

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Works: 31 works in 72 publications in 7 languages and 2,918 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography‡vDictionaries  Case studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BR516, 261.7
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Shapers of the great debate on the freedom of religion a biographical dictionary by Jonathan Wright ( )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 924 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' t
God's soldiers : adventure, politics, intrigue, and power : a history of the Jesuits by Jonathan Wright ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 893 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 )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 470 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. In vivid detail, The Ambassadors traces the remarkable 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 the cuneiform civilizations of the ancient Near East to the clashing empires of the early modern age, Wright brings alive the men who introduced the great cultures of the world to each other
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 233 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
The Jesuits : missions, myths, and histories by Jonathan Wright ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ambassadors : from ancient Greece to the nation state by Jonathan Wright ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 85 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
Los jesuitas : una historia de los "soldados de Dios" by Jonathan Wright ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 25 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
De Jezuïeten : missie, mythen en methoden by Jonathan Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van de in de zestiende eeuw gestichte rooms-katholieke geestelijke orde
Britain and Germany in Europe, 1949-1990 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I gesuiti : storia, mito e missione by Jonathan Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Separation of church and state by Jonathan A Wright ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 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 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberalism, anti-semitism, and democracy : essays in honour of Peter Pulzer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jezuici : misje, mity i prawda : miedzy hagiografią a czarną legendą by Jonathan Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gustav Stresemann 1878-1929 : Weimar's grö[beta]ter Staatsmann by Jonathan Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jezuité : misie, mýty a dějiny by Jonathan Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Os Jesuítas: missões, mitos e histórias by Jonathan Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern commentaries on Hippocrates by Jonathan Wright ( Book )
1 edition published in 1919 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
Mental maps in the early Cold War era, 1945-1968 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Wright, Jonathan A.
Wright, Jonathan A. 1969-
Wright, Jonathan (Jonathan Richard Cassé)
Wright, Jonathan R. C. (Jonathan Richard Cassé)
Wright, Jonathan Richard Cassé
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English (50)
Spanish (5)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
Polish (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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