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Robert Maryks: The Jesuit Suppression

Date of Lecture: March 13, 2014

Robert MaryksAbout the Speaker: Robert A. Maryks is a visiting scholar at the Jesuit Institute at Boston College. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Jesuit Studies and of Brill’s Series of Jesuit Studies, and he is co-editor with Jonathan Wright of the forthcoming “Jesuit Survival and Restoration.”

About the Talk: Holy Cross joins Jesuit institutions around the globe in marking the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus. This lecture breaks down the immediate and long-run causes for the 18th-century suppression. Maryks focuses specifically on the suppression in Portugal and how the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 contributed to Jesuits' exile.

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