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Ordinationes praepositorum generalium, The character of the Society of Jesus 17 The practice of the confessional (even more than preaching) left its mark on Jesuit moral, and therefore political, thinking. 43 The prize specimens of this genre are Francisco Toledo’s The Instruction of Priests (De instructione sacerdotum) of 1599, endlessly republished subsequently as Summa casuum conscientiae, and Val`ere Regnault’s (Reginaldus) formidable Practice of the Court of Penitence (Praxis fori poenitentialis) of 1611.
36 Jesuit Political Thought inferiors from committing, but with much more devastating effects for the whole body. 60 But all that the Constitutions could offer as a corrective or remedy was a kind of ‘Mirror for Generals’, a set of exhortations and desiderata (part ix, ch. 2). It seems incongruous that the Society invested its Superior General with a unique combination of powers, the most distinctive feature of the Society’s organisation. He is elected for life,61 by a general council which is called only when a general is to be elected, and which otherwise the general may summon or not as he sees ﬁt (Constitutions, ss.
143∗ ; see also p. 290∗ /673). An ‘entire surrender (resignacion)’ is the optimum to be aimed at (p. 290∗ /674). 29 Whether a superior’s command is indeed morally unobjectionable must ultimately be determined by the ‘subject’. O’Gorman’s otherwise meticulous argument asserts that whereas the superior as standing in the place of Christ is Ignatius’s central concept, all the documents which emphasise the sacriﬁce of one’s own will, liberty, and judgement are ‘responses to crises of obedience’ (p.