Instruments of the Divinity: Providence and Praxis in the Foundation of the Society of Jesus (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History)

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Focusing on Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s conception of Jesuits as the instruments of a laboring God, Instruments of the Divinity explores the philosophical and theological roots of the metaphor of the instrument and its place in the social imaginary of the Jesuit order.

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Christopher van Ginhoven Rey, Ph.D. (2010), New York University, is Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

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''Food for thought about the mind and heart of a complex individual.''
Paul F. Grendler, University of Toronto. In: Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 67, No. 4, Winter 2014, p. 1395.

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