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ISBN: 0520240650
Author: Peter Mcdonough
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (September 1, 2003)
Pages: 392
Category: World
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 158
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Scholars and students will learn much from this work. Passionate Uncertainty is a powerful book, tough but required reading for Jesuits and former Jesuits, for those curious about the future of religious life and those simply intrigued by the Jesuit mystique. Reliance on numerous interviews enables McDonough and Bianchi to invite multiple voices into a lively conversation about vocation and mission, community and sexuality, Church politics and spiritual ideals.

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This book is an insider's look at the Jesuits today. Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-368) and index. Print version record. This book is an insider's look at the Jesuits today.

In this groundbreaking book, Peter McDonough and Eugene C. Bianchi draw on. .Passionate Uncertainty traces the transformation of the Society of Jesus from a fairly unified organization into a smaller, looser community with disparate goals and an elusive corporate identity

In this groundbreaking book, Peter McDonough and Eugene C. Bianchi draw on interviews and statements gathered from more than four hundred Jesuits and former Jesuits to provide an intimate look at turmoil among Catholicism's legendary best-and-brightest. Passionate Uncertainty traces the transformation of the Society of Jesus from a fairly unified organization into a smaller, looser community with disparate goals and an elusive corporate identity.

PASSIONATE UNCERTAINTY. Inside the American Jesuits . by Peter McDonough & Eugene C. Pub Date: March 1st, 2001.

by Peter McDonough (Author), Eugene C. Bianchi (Author). The underlying organization of our book is not very complicated. Passionate Uncertainty looks at this drama from the perspective of key players: Jesuits who have stayed with the institution and those who have abandoned the clerical enterprise. The troubles facing the Jesuits closely resemble those afflicting the clergy in general. We follow Jesuits and former Jesuits from the personal trajectories of individuals through their life and work in common to the upper reaches of church politics or at least to their perceptions of that rarefied zone.

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Founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1540, the Society of Jesus remains the largest and most controversial religious order of men in Catholicism. Since the 1960s, however, Jesuits in the United States have lost more than half of their members, and they have experienced a massive upheaval in what they believe and how they work and live. In this groundbreaking book, Peter McDonough and Eugene C. Bianchi draw on interviews and statements gathered from more than four hundred Jesuits and former Jesuits to provide an intimate look at turmoil among Catholicism's legendary best-and-brightest. Priests and former priests speak candidly about their reasons for joining (and leaving) the Jesuits, about their sexual development and orientation, about their spiritual crises and their engagement with other religious traditions. They discuss issues ranging from celibacy to the ordination of women, homosexuality, the rationale of the priesthood, the challenges of community life, and the divinity of Jesus.Passionate Uncertainty traces the transformation of the Society of Jesus from a fairly unified organization into a smaller, looser community with disparate goals and an elusive corporate identity. From its role as a traditional subculture during the days of immigrant Catholicism, the order has changed into an amalgam of countercultures shaped around social mission, sexual identity, and an eclectic spirituality. The story of the Jesuits reflects the crisis of clerical authority and the deep ambivalence surrounding American Catholicism's encounter with modernity.

Comments:

Chillhunter
The author of this book cannot refrain from piling abstractions upon abstractions ad infinitum. It's his style, god bless him. No need to take a sleeping pill for insomnia. This book will do the trick in a jiffy.

However, the book finds redemption in the quotes from current and ex-Jesuits young and old. They bring the book down from the lofty, abstract heights where the author resides to the lowlands where most of us poor mortals dwell. The words of these men speak volumes. Some are very positive, full of hope and resolve to engage in their mission. Others are confused, not sure of the relevancy of their vocation. Some have simply transitioned to a less structured lifestyle outside of the Society, but still connected to former beliefs and social-work activities.

These men are baring their souls. and a patient reader can begin to decipher the plight of modern-day Jesuits.
Blackstalker
This book saved my life. I don't mean in any religious sense. I mean that I relied heavily upon it as preliminary reading before I wrote my first novel, Rabid. Without this, I would have looked like an idiot when I talked to Jesuits (one of my POV characters is a Jesuit) for additional background.

The memoirs contained within Passionate Uncertainty are moving and deeply personal. I suppose that it makes sense that men who have undergone the Ignatian spiritual exercises understand themselves and their motivations deeply. This book asks them to report on the states of their souls and faith, which isn't easy for any of us, but this book delves even farther, asking a lot of Jesuits why they left the priesthood and, far more revealing, why some men stayed.

It's a fascinating look inside a world that most people can never access.

TK Kenyon
Author of Rabid: A Novel and Callous: A Novel
Cells
Presuming that the methodology is sound, this report is an eye-opening account of what really is going on the minds of religious as they see the church crumbling about them. It also explains why there does not seem to be an outcry from the religious or laity to bring about reform: it is just not worth it to them. I am amazed that this work has not received greater notice among those interested in reform of the Roman Catholic Church.
Conjukus
this book suprised me. i read it because i am jesuit educated and wanted to know how the old boys were doing. i found that the issues they are facing are issues all educated people face, that they are universal issues. thus, this book could be read by anyone interested in the spiritual journey of whatever persuasion. nothing is bashed, nothing revered. just an adult look at the human condition and its dilemmas.
Goldcrusher
The authors are well documented in anecdotes- too many to be dismissed. Know a lot about jesuits, but havent't got the faintest idea about catholic church per se.
Their approach is interesting, sociological, but no christian.

The content induces to think ( may be true ), that the jesuit mainstream, is no longer fully christian, not to say catholic, but a cocktail of budhisdm, psicoanalysis,good will and great desorentation. In a word: Good people completely lost.

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