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Title: Los Jesuitas
Creator: Arboleda, Julio
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de M. Sanchez Caicedo i Ca. por Vicente Lozada, May 1848.
Physical Details: i-ix, 1-32 p. ; 24 x 16.5 cm
Physical Condition: Frail: front wrapper eaten away, and much foxing, rear wrapper missing.

Summary: Julio Arboleda, a Nueva Granada politician and journalist, wrote two letters explaining his rationale for claiming that the Jesuit religious order was illegal in Colombia. He argued that the Jesuits were obsolete since they followed mandates from the 15th century. The Society of Jesus’ mandates opposed Nueva Granada’s constitutional principles of private and collective liberties, and, for this reason, Arboleda argued that the Jesuits’ conservative principles were illegal.
Historical Notes: The members of the Society of Jesus, a religious Catholic order of men, arrived in Nueva Granada in 1589 and were authorized to establish religious houses in 1602. In the following fifty years they founded houses, schools and missions across the nation. By 1767 they had thirteen schools including one university, Universidad Javeriana. That same year they were expelled from Nueva Granada because the Spanish crown feared their political influence, their tendency to protect the Indians and their economic power. The order was allowed to return to Colombia in 1844, but was re-expelled by a Liberal government in 1850. Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera then brought them back in 1858 only to be expelled for a third time in 1861. They returned permanently under the government of Rafael Núñez in 1885. Davis, Robert 1993 Jesuits. In Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Pp. 283. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press.
Donor Notes: A collection of Julio Arboleda's anti-Jesuit beliefs. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Jesuits -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Monasticism and religious orders -- Colombia
Church and state -- Colombia -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01666
Record Number: 110
Islandora ID: islandora:6560