From 1872 to 1917 legislation banned Jesuits from Imperial Germany. Author Roisin Healy charts the path of anti-Jesuitism against the background of society, politics, and religion in Imperial Germany.
From 1872 to 1917 legislation banned Jesuits from Imperial Germany. Believing the Jesuits sought to control the social, political, and religious realms, the Protestant bourgeoisie championed the ban and promoted a politics of paranoia against the Jesuits. By exploiting widespread fears of the "specter" of Jesuitism, Protestants pushed their own confessional, nationalist, and often liberal agenda. Author Roisin Healy charts the path of anti-Jesuitism against the background of society, politics, and religion in Imperial Germany. The core of the book is evenly divided between an analysis of the political struggle over the passage, gradual dilution, and eventual repeal of the Jesuit Law and the main themes of anti-Jesuitism: the order's internationalism, moral theology, and scholarship. This book will interest all scholars of modern Germany, particularly those specializing in religion, nationalism, liberalism, and political mobilization.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 (20)
Chapter 1: The Anti-Jesuit Tradition, 1540-1870 21 (30)
Chapter 2: The Jesuit Law of 1872: Genesis and 51 (33)
Chapter 3: The Jesuit Law after the 84 (33)
Chapter 4: The Historical Critique: Opponents 117(27)
of the German Nation
Chapter 5: The Moral Critique: Infiltrators of 144(29)
the Private sphere
Chapter 6: The Intellectual Critique: 173(21)
Gate-crashers of the Public sphere
Chapter 7: The Fall of the Jesuit Law, 1904-1917 194(33)