"This very useful and balanced collection of sources in translation is ideal for a course on the Counter-Reformation, on the history of the Jesuit order, or as part of a more general course on the history of Christianity in the early modern period. The notes are always useful, not too extensive or overly complex, and quite sober . . . the general Introduction to the volume is helpful and neutral in tone. The individual chapter introductions are learned but written with a light touch . . . I will certainly assign this book." -Andrew Colin Gow, University of Alberta
John Patrick Donnelly, S. J. is Professor of History, Marquette University.