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This index contains list of terms, names and concepts relevant to the discussion on Jesuits presented in this book Instruments of the Divinity. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order. Focusing on Saint Ignatius of Loyola's conception of Jesuits as the instruments of a laboring God, Instruments of the Divinity explores the philosophical and theological roots of the metaphor of the instrument and its place in the social imaginary of the Jesuit order. Close readings of the Spiritual Exercises, the Jesuit Constitutions, and a selection of letters by Ignatius call attention to the existence of rhetoric of instrumentality that provides the basis for the Society's project of instruction, its loving affirmation of the world, and its attempts to differentiate itself from its monastic predecessors.

Keywords: Divinity; Jesuit Constitutions; monastic predecessors; Saint Ignatius; Spiritual Exercises

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