Title Francisco Suarez and the Complexities of Modernity
Authors SENENT DE FRUTOS, JUAN ANTONIO, SENENT DE FRUTOS, JUAN ANTONIO
External publication No
Means J. Jesuit Stud.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 4
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85074392897&doi=10.1163%2f22141332-00604001&partnerID=40&md5=2df1bc3349972103fb6a81c79dddc742
Publication date 01/10/2019
ISI 000506011400001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85074392897
DOI 10.1163/22141332-00604001
Abstract I present here a key to reading the work of Jesuit thinker Francisco Suarez in the context of the plurality and complexity of modernity. I show the main configuration that defines modernity in its hegemonic version, as well as its limitations. From there, I propose how Suarez's work can be understood from the perspective of its own Ignatian and Jesuit spiritual framework and in relation to the development of modernity. Although a dominant version of modernity has historically prevailed, modernity cannot be understood as a uniform process but one that has been articulated and expressed in different civilizing missions since the Renaissance. One modern way of responding to the socio-cultural challenges of the Renaissance was articulated by the Society of Jesus. I believe that in light of what I term an "Ignatian modernity," we can better understand Suarez's intellectual mission, its historical virtuality, and the possibilities marginalized by hegemonic modernity.
Keywords Early modernity; Francisco Suárez; Ignatian modernity; Modernity; Suarezian political modernity
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