Jesuit Studies Café: Francisco Malta Romeiras
Francisco Malta Romeiras
Universidade de Lisboa
The Book of Nature and The Prestige of Science: The Restored Society of Jesus in Portugal
Because of the civic government's opposition, the Society of Jesus was not restored in Portugal until 1858. In his new book - Jesuits and the Book of Nature: Science and Education in Modern Portugal (Brill, 2019) - Francisco Malta Romeiras argues that the country's restored Jesuits promoted an "alliance between religion and science," both to continue their order's tradition and to fight anti-clericalism and anti-Jesuitism. At this café, he will explain the successes and missteps of those efforts as well as their legacies for the histories of Portugal, the Catholic Church, and scientific inquiry.
The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies invites you to join informal conversations with the world's preeminent scholars working on the history, spirituality, and educational heritage of the Society of Jesus. These discussions - hosted at the Institute over coffee and also available via Zoom videoconference - are unique opportunities to learn more about the newest and most interesting scholarship in Jesuit Studies.
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Institute Library | Simboli Hall | Boston College
all Jesuit Studies Café events begin at 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, November 20 at 10:15am
Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies
Simboli Hall, Lower level