Spirit, Style, Story
Essays Honoring John W. Padberg, S.J.
In honor of John W. Padberg, S.J., this collection of essays explores the Ignatian spirit, Jesuit history, and the style of an order that changed the world. Padberg has inspired a generation of Jesuits and their colleagues with his "deep spirituality, refined style, and passion for history," the essence of which is captured in Spirit, Style, Story. The essays gathered in this collection cover topics of Jesuit education and experience throughout the world during the Society's more than 450 years of existence, though most focus on more recent history and interpretations of Ignatian spirituality. Contributing authors include William A. Barry, S.J.; John W. O'Malley, S.J.; David L. Fleming, S.J.; and Michael J. Buckley, S.J. Father Kolvenbach, Superior General of the Society, adds his voice in the "Letter of Greeting."