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Prof. John T. McGreevy

Dean, College of Arts and Letters

University of Notre Dame

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University of Notre Dame

100 Eck Visitors Center

Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

United States

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The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located at Notre Dame, Indiana. Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business prepares men and women for careers in bus ... more

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Background Information

Affiliations

Historian
U.S. Catholicism

Board Member
Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies

Founder
St. Joseph's House

Education

B.A.

University of Notre Dame

Ph.D.

ND

Ph.D.

Stanford University

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Professor McGreevy, the chairman of the history department at the University of Notre Dame, takes up this same theme only now as it directly affects the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries. McGreevys book is a thorough work of historical reflection, a delight to read. His approach is, as it were, from the particular to the universal. That is, he selects some five places and individual Jesuits associated with each to illustrate his overall thesis about the world coming to Jesuits and Jesuits going out into the world. One place that McGreevy describes is in Maine, another in Missouri, one in Louisiana, one in Philadelphia, and, finally, one in Manila.
In the context of the history of these places, McGreevy supports and illustrates his observations about the Jesuit connection to world Catholicism and world problems. He is also mindful of the universal academic tradition that Jesuits brought with them wherever they went.
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But the sites that McGreevy does choose are vivid instances of his general thesis—Jesuits learn about the world because the world first came to them.
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McGreevy often cites a 19th-century Jesuit journal in New Mexico called Revista Catolica . Until current persecutions and civil unrest there, aside from some Lebanese immigrants, few non-Jews came from the Middle East. The slave economy had assured that we would have people from Africa as part of our national experience from early years. The Jesuits relation to this issue, which McGreevy touches on, remains a lively controversy even today.
From the time of the French Jesuit missions in Canada and the northern United States, Jesuit relations with the American Indians have been and still are an abiding concern in Jesuit missionary activity and thinking. [4] McGreevy pays a good deal of attention to the various Indian tribes and issues. He even notes the tension that arouse at times in the Order over its most important goals. Were they education or missionary work among the Indians?
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McGreevy recounts the saga of American and foreign-born American Jesuits as they try to assimilate and eventually justify this new doctrine that, in effect, mostly aided them in their work in spite of the bigotry they often encountered.
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In the beginning of these comments, I cited a passage from Robert Gannon and another from John McGreevy.
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I think McGreevy is probably right in this interpretation. All the careful spiritual and philosophic works of the past seem irrelevant in comparison of the drama of ever-changing world issues—the theological road leading to the 1960s, as McGreevy put it.
But I am also impressed that McGreevy sensed, though fleetingly, that suddenly all the work comprising the global Church notion is back-firing in the light of more current events.
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McGreevy does not develop these last points. But his noting them in the light of his own thesis is both welcome and insightful.
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The same John told us that the Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.
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[2] John T. McGreevy, American Jesuits  and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global (Princeton: Princeton University Press 2016). 216.


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Two responses will be offered: one by Professor Michelle Molina (Northwestern), author of the recently published To Overcome Oneself: The Jesuit Ethic and Spirit of Global Expansion, 1520-1767 ; and a second by Professor John T. McGreevy (Notre Dame), author of a forthcoming monograph on American Jesuits in the 19th century.
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Professor John McGreevy will lead a discussion of a chapter draft from his forthcoming history of 19th-century Jesuits in the United States.


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Two responses will be offered: one by Professor Michelle Molina (Northwestern), author of the recently published To Overcome Oneself: The Jesuit Ethic and Spirit of Global Expansion, 1520-1767 ; and a second by Professor John T. McGreevy (Notre Dame), author of a forthcoming monograph on American Jesuits in the 19th century.
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Professor John McGreevy will lead a discussion of a chapter draft from his forthcoming history of 19th-century Jesuits in the United States.


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