The Power and Secret of the Jesuits

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The Power and Secret of the Jesuits

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  • bibliography, no index, 142 poorly scanned illustrations, bookmarked

Table of contents :
PREFACE
CONTENTS
ILLUSTRATIONS
I THE SPIRIT OF JESUITISM
Mystical Ecstasy and the Natural Way
MYSTICAL ECSTASY AND THE NATURAL WAY 5
The “Application of the Senses99
The Militant Saviour of the Jesuits
Examination of Conscience by the Schedule System
The “Living Art” of the Exercises
The “Corpse-Like Obedience99
The Pyramid to God

II IGNATIUS LOYOLA
“Given up to the Vanities of the World”
His Visions on the Rack
The Travels and Adventures of a Fool
Salvation and Perplexity
The Work of Conversion in the Students9 Room
The Founding of the Society of Jesus
Up Against Modern Problems
The Way to World Domination
Physical Asceticism and Discipline of the Will
1Death and the Post for Spain

III THE BATTLE OVER FREE WILL
Grace and Salvation Through Good Works
Perplexities from Stagira to Trent
The Pope's Comma
The Uproar Among the Theologians
Grace in the Salons
“Novelists and Dramatists are Poisonmongers”
The Fateful Five Propositions
Signs and Wonders
Doubt, the Source of Knowledge
Descartes and the Jesuits
Leibniz, The Friend of the Jesuits
Free Will in the Light of the Newer Philosophy
The Dispute Between the Jesuits and the Experimental Psychologists
Behaviourism, Plant-Lice and Pavlov's Dog

IV THE MORAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE JESUITS
Free Will and Responsibility
“The End Justifies the Means”
Aristotle, the Progenitor of Jesuit Moral Philosophy
The Atomization of Morality
Problems of Confessional Practice
The Moral Philosophy of the Talmud and of the Stoics
Probabilism
The “Certain” and the “Uncertain” Conscience
“Austere and Morbid Pascal”

V BEHIND A THOUSAND MASKS
Merchant Among Merchants and Soldier Among Soldiers
With the Pearl-Fishers and Rajahs
The Dream of Chinquinquo
“Deus” Against “Dainichi”
Jesuits as Brahmins and Yogis
At the Court of the Great Mogul
From the Tea Ceremonial to Martyrdom
Father Ricci—Doctor Li
Conversion through Clock and Calendar
Teachers and Diplomats at the Peking Court
The Order of Gardeners and “Lightning Artists”
The Triumph of the Fountain and the Mechanical Lion
Profanation or Toleration?
The Fish-Hook Mission
Father Marquette, The Explorer of the Mississippi
Friends of the Red Men
The Jesuits' Musical Kingdom
A Benevolent Dictatorship
The Armed Forces of the Jesuit Republic

VI THE END AND THE MEANS
The “Sovereignty of the People” and Tyrannicide
The Theologian on the Royal Throne

VII THE STRUGGLE WITH PROGRESS
The Catholicization of Thought
The Jesuits and Galileo
Scholars Among Scholars
The Educational Work of the Fathers
The Jesuit Theatre
The audiences consisted of distinguished members ol the court and
Jesuit Opera and Jesuit Ballet
The Stage Management of the Jesuits
The Society of Jesus and the Arts
The Revolt of the Scholars
Jesuitism and Psychoanalysis
experts, “that if an extensive knowledge of the soul and of the laws
The Conflict over Modern Political Ideals

VIII THE FOUR HUNDRED YEARS’ TRIAL
Jesuit Methods in the Light of Modern Times
True to the Earth
The Service of the Order to Civilization
The Way of Knowledge and the Way of Faith
BIBLIOGRAPHY

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