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The Jesuits


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THE JESUITS1534-1921
A History of the Society of Jesus from Its
Foundation to the Present Time
BY
THOMAS J. CAMPBELL, S.J.
NEW YORK
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA PRESS
Permissu superiorum
NIHIL OBSTAT: ARTHUR J. SCANLAN, D.D., Censor
IMPRIMATUR: PATRICK J. HAYES, D.D., Archbishop of New York
Copyright 1921
The Encyclopedia Press
All rights reserved
PREFACE
Some years ago the writer of these pages, when on his way to
what is called a general congregation of the Society of Jesus, was
asked by a fellow-passenger on an Atlantic liner, if he knew anything
about the Jesuits. He answered in the affirmative and proceeded to
give an account of the character and purpose of the Order. After a
few moments, he was interrupted by the inquirer with, "You know
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