Bibliography of Jesuit Sources

1. Francis Xavier, S.J., 1506-1552; his views of religions as found in his The Letters and Instructions of Francis Xavier. Translated and introduced by M. Joseph Costelloe, S.J. (St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1992).

2. Alessandro Valignano, S.J., 1539-1606; the organizer of the mission in Asia; see Josef Franz Schutte, S.J., Valignano's Mission Principles for Japan (IJS). Alessandro Valignano. Catechismus Christianae Fidei in quo Veritas Nostrae Religionis Ostenditur. 1586.

3. Jose Acosta, S.J., 1540-1600, mission and cultural theorist, Peru; see Jose de Acosta, S.J. (1540-1600) by Claudio Burgaleta, S.J. (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1999); Jose Acosta, The Natural and Moral History of the Indies. Tr. by Edward Grimston, 1604; ed. by Clements Markham, 1880. New York: Lennox Hill Publishing and Distribution [Burt Franklin]1970. De Procuranda Indorum Salute. Latin and Spanish. (Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, 1984).

4. Jerome Xavier, S.J., 1549-1617, a leading Jesuit in the Mogul emperor Akbar¹s court; Arnulf Camps, Jerome Xavier, S.J., and the Muslims of the Mogul Empire (Nouvelle Revue de Science Missionaire, 1957)

5. Jean de Brebeuf, S.J. (Letter to Father le Jeune, May 27, 1635, Relations, vol. 8)

6. Mateo Ricci, S.J., 1552-1610; The True Meaning of the Lord of Heaven (T'ien-chu Shih-i), tr. by Douglas Lancashire and Peter Hu Kuo-chen, SJ; edited by Edward J. Malatesta, SJ (IJS); numerous secondary sources on the Jesuits in China

7. Jacobo Fenicio, S.J., 1558-1632; Livro da Seita Dos Indios Orientais (British Museum Ms. Sloane 1820, edited in part by Jarl Charpentier, Uppsala, 1933)

8. Roberto de Nobili, S.J., 1577-1656; Preaching Wisdom to the Wise: Three Treatises by Roberto de Nobili, S.J. (Anand Amaladass, S.J., and Francis X. Clooney, S.J.; IJS)

9. Antonio Ruiz de Montoya, S.J., 1585-1652; Peru; The Spiritual Conquest: A Personal Account of the Founding and Early Years of the Jesuit Paraguay Reductions (1639); (IJS)

10. Alexandre de Rhodes, S.J., 1593-1660; (Mission and Catechesis: Alexandre de Rhodes and Inculturation in Seventeenth-Century Vietnam by Peter C. Phan (Maryknoll; Orbis Books, 1998)]

11. Nicolas Trigault, S.J., 1577-1628; volume one of The Expedition to China Undertaken by the Society of Jesus, as translated in The China that Was, Bruce Publishing Company, 1942)

12. Joseph Lafitau, S.J., 1681-1746, Customs of the American Indians Compared with the Customs of Primitive Times (1720), tr. by W. N.Fenton and E. L. Moore; Michel de Certeau¹s essay on Lafitau

13. Ippolito Desideri, S.J., 1684-1733; A Missionary in Tibet: Letters and Other Papers of Fr. Ippolito Desideri, S.J., ed. and tr. by H. Hosten; Philip Caraman, Tibet: the Jesuit Century (IJS)

Other Sources

14. John O¹Malley, S.J,. Gauvin Bailey, Steven Harris, T. Frank Kennedy, S.J. The Jesuits: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540-1773. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999)

15. Wilhelm Halbfass, India and Europe (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988)

16. Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Hindu God, Christian God: How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries Between Religions (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001)

17. Francis X. Clooney, S.J., ""In Ten Thousand Places, In Every Blade of Grass: Uneventful but True Confessions about Finding God in India, and Here Too," Studies in Jesuit Spirituality 28.3 (May, 1996)

18. Anthony D¹Costa, S.J. The Call of the Orient: A Response by Jesuits in the Sixteenth Century. (Mumbai: Heras Institute of Indian History and Culture, 1999).

19. Lionel Jensen, Manufacturing Confucianism: Chinese Traditions and Universal Civilization. (Durham: Duke University Press, 1997)

 


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