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Saint Cicero and the Jesuits : the influence of the liberal arts on the adoption of moral probabalism
AuthorMaryks, Robert A.
Pub. LocationAldershot, Hampshire, G.B.PublisherAshgate
Date2008Phys. Desc.pdf. [168 pages ; 25 cm]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberBX3706.3.M37 2008d
Saint Cicero and the Jesuits : the influence of the liberal arts on the adoption of moral probabalism / Robert Aleksander Maryks.
Print version publishers: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate ; Rome : Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu ©2008.
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral--Fordham University, 2006), originally presented under the title: From Medieval tutiorism to modern probabilism.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-161) and index.

1. Early Jesuit ministries -- 2. "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" : Jesuit ethics before the revolution of probabilism -- 3. "Christian Virtue and Excellence in Ciceroniam Eloquence" : the Jesuit literary renaissance and adoption of probabilism -- 4. The genealogy of Jesuit probabilism -- 5. Probabilism as the spiritual Sodom : Jansenist attack against Jesuit ethics.

"In this study, Dr. Maryks offers a detailed analysis of early modern Jesuit confessional manuals to explore the order's shifting attitudes to confession and conscience. Drawing on his census of Jesuit penitential literature published between 1554 and 1650, he traces in these works a subtly shifting theology influenced by both theology and classical humanism. In particular, the roles of Tutiorism' (whereby an individual follows the law rather than the instinct of their own conscience) and 'Probabilism' (which conversely gives priority to the individual's conscience) are examined."
"By integrating concepts of theology, classical humanism and publishing history, this book offers a compelling account of how diverse forces could act upon a religious order to alter the central beliefs it held and promulgated."--Jacket.

Local access dig. pdf. [Maryks-Sanit Cicero-Jesuits.pdf].
Physical copies Gleeson Library and Directors Office.

Subject(s)Jesuits--History
Cicero, Marcus Tullius--Influence
Probabilism--History
Penitentials--History
Confession--Catholic Church--History
Confession--History of doctrines--16th century
Casuistry
Casuistry--History
Christian ethics--Catholic authors--History
Jesuits--Education--History
SeriesBibliotheca Instituti Historici S.I. ; 64
Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700
Rec. TypeDigital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #19553
ISBN9780754662938LCCN2007047708OCLC182962695