The Assemblage of Jesuit Order in Rome: Catholic Reformation

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In response, largely to the effects of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation (1517-1648), the Catholic Church launched its own renewal, to clearly define its doctrines and theology, known as The Counter Reformation. During the Counter Reformation various religious orders were essentially founded that expressed their devotion to the Catholic faith. As one of the largest and most intellectual orders of the period, the Jesuits had a unique cultural and religious presence in Early Modern Catholicism. Through art and academia, the Jesuits were able to effectively promote Catholicism in an assertive manner in places like Rome. This neatline exhibit serves to illustrate the Jesuit Order's influence specifically in Italy but, also world wide.