The Jesuit mission in early modern Ireland, 1560-1760


Mary Ann Lyons & Brian MacCuarta SJ, editors

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ISBN: 978-1-80151-025-7
November 2022. 272pp. Ills. Hardback

This collection featuring eleven essays by established and early career scholars, explores multiple dimensions to the Jesuit mission in early modern Ireland. Themes include women and Jesuit ministry in seventeenth-century Ireland (Mary Ann Lyons), the Latin writings of seventeenth-century Irish Jesuits (Jason Harris), Jesuit involvement in exorcisms in seventeenth-century Ireland (Alma O’Donnell), the mission of the Jesuits in the cities in early seventeenth-century Ireland (Colm Lennon), Jesuit schooling in Ireland, 1660–90 (Martin Foerster), Jesuit conversions in Wentworth’s Ireland: the Slingsby family, Co. Cork (Brian Mac Cuarta), Irish Jesuits and religious controversy in English: an episode from the 1630s (Brian Jackson), the correspondence of William Good SJ and the Jesuit mission in Elizabethan Ireland, 1564–c.1570 (Alexander De Witt SJ and Thomas McCoog SJ), the Jesuits and music in early modern Ireland (Raymond Gillespie), popular preaching and the Jesuit mission in seventeenth-century Ireland (Bernadette Cunningham) and the Irish Jesuit College in Poitiers, 1674–1762 (Liam Chambers).

Brian Mac Cuarta SJ has published on early seventeenth-century Ireland. He has served as director, Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu (Jesuit Archives, Rome). Mary Ann Lyons is professor of History, MU.