Date of Event: October 23, 2017
About the Speakers: Rev. Thomas Worcester, S.J. is general editor of "The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Jesuits" (Cambridge University Press, 2017). A professor of history at Holy Cross for more than 20 years, he is currently president of Regis College at the University of Toronto. Worcester is editor of “The Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits” (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and co-editor, with Rev. James Corkery, S.J. of “The Papacy since 1500: From Italian Prince to Universal Pastor” (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Alison Fleming, associate editor, is associate professor of art history and chair of the department of art and visual studies at Winston-Salem State University. Corkery, also associate editor, is a professor of theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University.
About the Event: Worcester, Fleming and Corkery highlight the range of entries in the volume, including its visual riches, and some new and surprising information from the Jesuits 500-year history. They also talk a bit about the process of editing and working with contributors over the many years project. Mary Conley, chair of the Department of History at Holy Cross, offers an introduction with her impressions of the breadth and value of the book.
This event is one of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity and co-sponsored with the College Committee on Mission and Identity.