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The Jesuit Ordeal I: Bold Moves in Tumultuous Times

In 1755, the world simmered at the brink of war. Shots had been fired between French soldiers and British colonists in the Ohio River Valley, and Europeans began to anticipate a violent end to their anxious peace. The formal declaration of … Continue reading

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A Flood of Faith and Knowledge: Kircher’s Arca Nöe

Perhaps no human being can be credited with embracing Plato’s statement “nothing is more beautiful than to know everything” to the same extent as Athanasius Kircher, a Jesuit, a polymath, and a walking encyclopedia. Kircher’s vast knowledge earned him the … Continue reading

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