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Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen., Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties. 2004.

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Bangert, William V. Jay, Claude and Salmeron, Alfonso., Two Early Jesuits. 1985

Bangert's, William V., A History of the Society of Jesus . 1986.

Barry, S.J., William A.  Letting God Come Close: An Approach to the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. 2001.

Benne, Robert., Quality With Soul: How Six Premier Colleges and Universities Keep Faith with Their Religious Traditions. 2001.

Bloom’s, Allan., The Closing of the American Mind: How Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students. 1987.

Brackley, S.J., Dean., "Higher Standards for Higher Education: The Christian University and Solidarity". 2002.

Buckley, S.J., Michael J., "The Catholic University and Its Inherent Promise". 1993.

Burns, O.P., Robert A., Roman Catholicism after Vatican II. 2001.

Burtchaell, James T., The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities . 1998.

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Codina, S.J., Gabriel., "A Century of Jesuit Education, 1900-2000," 2000.

Collins, Harper., A Stay Against Confusion: Essays On Faith and Fiction . 2001.

Cunningham’s, Lawrence., The Catholic Faith: An Introduction . 1986.

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Daley, S.J., Brian E.,  "Christ and the Catholic University". 1993.

Dalmases, Candido de. Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Jesuits: His Life and Works. 1985

De Aldama, S.J., Antonio LM., An Introductory Commentary on the Constitutions. 1989.

Decloux, Simon., Commentaries on the Letters and Spiritual Diary of St. Ignatius Loyola . 1982.

Dolan, Jay P., The American Catholic Experience : A History from Colonial Times to the Present. 1987.

Donahue, S.J., John R., What Does the Lord Require? A Bibliographical Essay on the Bible and Social Justice . 2001.

Dulles, S.J., Cardinal Avery., "The Advantages of a Catholic University". 2002.

Duminuco, S.J., Vincent J., The Jesuit Ratio Studiorum: 400th Anniversary Perspectives. 2000.

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FitzGerald, S.J., Paul A., The governance of Jesuit Colleges in the United States, 1920-1970 . 1984.

Fleming, S.J., David L., What is Ignatian Spirituality? 2008.

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Gallin, O.S.U., Alice, Negotiating Identity: Catholic Higher Education since 1960. 2000.

Ganss, S.J., George E.,  The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius: A Translation and Commentary. 1992.

Ganss, S.J., George E., The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius: A Translation and Commentary. 1992.

Gleason, Philip., "What Made Catholic Identity A Problem?," . 1994.

Groome’s, Tom., What Makes us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life. 2002.

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Hansen, Ron., A Stay Against Confusion: Essays On Faith and Fiction. 2001.

Haughey, John C., Where is Knowing Going?: The Horizons of the Knowing Subject . 2009.

Haughton’s, Rosemary., The Catholic Thing . 1997.

Hehir, Rev. J. Bryan., "Dedicated Memory: The Virtue of Hindsight," .

Hellwig’s, Monika., Understanding Catholicism. 2002.

Hennessey, S.J., James J., American Catholics: A History of the Roman Catholic Community in the United States . 1981.

Hesburgh, C.S.C., Theodore., The Challenge and Promise of a Catholic University. 1994.

Himes, Michael and Pope, Stephen., Finding God in All Things Essays in Honor of Michael J. Buckley, S.J. 1996.

Himes, Michael., "Living Conversation: Catholic Higher Education in a Catholic Context". 1995.

Himes, O.F.M., Kenneth R. and Cahill, Lisa Sowle and Curran, Charles E. and Hollenbach, S.J., David and Shannon, Thomas., Catholic Social Teaching: Commentaries and Interpretations. 2005.

Hitchcock, James., "A Continuum in the Great Tradition". 2001.

Hollenbach, S.J., David., "The Catholic University and the Common Good". 1994.

Hollenbach, David., "The Catholic University Under the Sign of the Cross: Christian Humanism in a Broken World". 1996.

Hughes, Richard T., and Adrian, William B., Models for Christian Higher Education: Strategies for Success in the Twenty-First Century. 1997.

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Idigoras Ignacio Tellechea, Jose. Ignatius of Loyola, The Pilgrim Saint. 1994.


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Jencks, Christopher and Riesman, David., The Academic Revolution. 1968 .

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Kammer, S.J.,Fred., Faith doing Justice: An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought. 1991.

Kelley, James., "Collegium and the Futures of Catholic Higher Education". 1993.

Kolvenbach, Fr., "The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice in American Jesuit Higher Education" . 2000.

Kronman, Anthony T., Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life. 2007.


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Landy, Thomas M., As Leaven in the World: Catholic Perspectives on Faith, Vocation, and the Intellectual Life. 2001.

Landy, Tom., "Collegium and the Intellectual's Vocation to Serve," . 1996.

Langan, S.J., John P., Catholic Universities in Church and Society. 1993.

Langan, S.J., John., "Reforging Catholic Identity: How Will Non-Catholic Faculty Fit In?". 2000.

Lazarus, Francis M., "Christian Humanism and Human Misery: A Challenge to the Jesuit University,". 1992.

Leahy, S.J., William P., Adapting to America: Catholics, Jesuits, and Higher Education in the Twentieth Century . 1991.

Lewis, Harry R., Excellence Without A Soul: Does Liberal Education Have a Future. 2006.

Liddy, Richard M., "The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Achievement and Challenge".

Lonsdale, S.J., David., Listening to the Music of the Spirit: The Art of Discernment. 1992.

Lucien, OMI, Richard and Harrington, S.J., Daniel and O'Malley, S.J., John W., Vatican II: The Unfinished Agenda, A Look To The Future. 1987.

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Mahoney, Kathleen A., Catholic Higher Education in Protestant America: The Jesuits and Harvard in the Age of the University . 2003.

Mariani, Paul., Thirty Days: On Retreat with the Exercises of St. Ignatius. 2002.

Markey, O.P., John J., "The Making of a Post-Vatican II Theologian: Reflections on 25 Years of Catholic Education". 1994.

Marsden, George., The Challenge and Promise of a Catholic University. 1994.

Martin, S.J., James., The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life. 2010.

Massa, S.J., Mark S., Catholics and American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day, and the Notre Dame Football Team . 1999.

Matson, Suzanne., “Collegium, Catholic Identity, and the Non-Catholic”. 1994.

McCool, S.J., Gerald A., "The Christian Wisdom Tradition and Enlightenment Reason."

McDade, S.J., John., "The Jesuit Mission and Dialogue with Culture". 2000.

Meissner, S.J., M.D., William W., Ignatius of Loyola: The Psychology of a Saint. 1992.

Mitchell, Joshua., "Of Answers Ruled Out". 1996.

Modras, Ronald., “The Spiritual Humanism of the Jesuits,”. 1995.

Morey, Melanie M. and Piderit S.J., John J., Catholic Higher Education: A Culture in Crisis. 2006.

Morgan, Oliver and Cernera, Anthony., Examining the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. 2001.

Morris, Charles R., American Catholic: The Saints and Sinners Who Built America’s Most Powerful Church. 1998.

Muldoon, Timothy., "Why Young Adults Need Ignatian Spirituality" . 2001.

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Nadal, S.J., Jerome., Tracking the First Generation of Jesuits . 1992.

Nicolas, S.J., Adolfo., "Depth, Universality, and Learned Ministry: Challanges to Jesuit Higher Education Today" 2000.

Noll, Mark., The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. 1994.

Nussbaum, Martha., "Marley's Burden: A Ghost Story,".

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O’Malley, S.J., John W., "A Break from the Past,". 2001.

O’Toole, James M., The Faithful: A History of Catholics in America. 2008.

O'Brien, George Dennis., The Idea of a Catholic University. 2002.

O'Brien's, David J., From the Heart of the American Church: Catholic Higher Education and American Culture . 1994.

O'Donnell, Brennan., "From Omaha to Philadelphia and Beyond: Jesuit-Lay Cooperation in 21st Century Higher Education".

Olin, John C., The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola with Related Documents. 1992.

O'Malley, S.J., John W.,  “Jesuit Spirituality: The Civic and Cultural Dimensions,” . 2004.

O'Malley, S.J., John W., The Jesuits: Cultures, Science and the Arts . 1999.

O'Malley, S.J., John W., The Jesuits: Cultures, Science and the Arts 1540-1773. 1999.

O'Malley, S.J., John W., "How the First Jesuits Became Involved in Education". 2000.

O'Malley, S.J., John., "Five Missions of the Jesuit Charism: Content and Method," in Studies in Spirituality of Jesuits 38:4 . 2006

Ong, S.J., Walter J., "Yeast: A Parable for Catholic Higher Education". 1990.

O'Rourke Boyle, Marjorie., Loyola's Acts: The Rhetoric of the Self. 1997 .

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Padberg, S.J., John W., For Matters of Greater Moment, The First Thirty Jesuit General Congregations--A Brief History and a Translation of the Decrees. 1994.

Parks, Sharon Daloz., Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith . 2000.

Pelikan, Jaroslav., The Idea of the University: A Reexamination. 1992.

Perry Jr., William G.,  Forms of Intellectual and Ethical Development in the College Years: A Schema (Holt, Rinehart & Winston). 1970.

Pope, Stephen J., "A Vocation for Catholic Higher Education?". 1997.

Provost, Rev. James H., "The Sides of Catholic Identity". 1994.

Purcell, Mary., The First Jesuit: St. Ignatius Loyola. 1957.



Rahner, Hugo., "Toward the History of Ignatius' Teaching on the Discernment of Spirits". 1977.

Rahner, Karl., "The Ignatian Process for Discovering the Will of God in an Existential Situation". 1977.

Rewak, S.J., William J., "Dissent in Catholic Universities". 1987.

Rhodes, Frank H. T., "The Mission and Ministry of Jesuits in Higher Education," . 1989.

Rubens, Paul., Constructing a Saint Through Images . 2008.

Rudolph, Frederick., The American College and University: A History. 1962.

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Schurhammer's, Georg., Francis Xavier: His Life, His Times. 1973.

Schwehn’s, Mark R., Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America. 1993.

Shannon, Thomas A. and O’Brien, David J., Catholic Social Thought: The Documentary Heritage. 1992.

Shea, William M., "Beyond Tolerance: Pluralism and Catholic Higher Education" .

Sheldrake, S.J., Philip., The Way of Ignatius Loyola, Contemporary Approaches to the Spiritual Exercises. 1991

Sheldrake, S.J., Philip., The Way of Ignatius Loyola, Contemporary Approaches to the Spiritual Exercises. 1991.

Silf, Margaret., Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality. 1999.

Sloan, Douglas., Faith and Knowledge: Mainline Protestantism and American Higher Education . 1994.

Solomon, David., "Resisting Secularization". 1995.

Steinfels, Peter., "Just Say No: The Power of Negative Reinforcement,".

Sullivan, Robert E., Higher Learning and Catholic Traditions. 2001.

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Tilley’s, Terrence W., Inventing Catholic Tradition . 2000.

Traub, S.J., George W., A Jesuit Education Reader. 2008.

Traub, S.J., Gerore W., An Ignatian Spirituality Reader. 2008.

Traub, S.J., Gerore W., An Ignatian Spirituality Reader. 2008.

Tripole, S.J., Martin R., Jesuit Education 21: Conference Proceedings on the Future of Jesuit Higher Education. 2000.

Turner, James., "Something to be Reckoned With". 1999.

Turner, Jon H. Roberts and James., The Sacred and the Secular University. 2000.

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Wilcox, John., Enhancing Religious Identity: Best Practices from Catholic Campuses. 2000.

Wolfe, Alan., "A Welcome Revival for the Academy". 1997.

Wolter, S.J., Hans., "Elements of Crusade Spirituality". 1977.

Wulf, S.J., Friedrich., Ignatius of Loyola, His Personality and Spiritual Heritage . 1977.

Wulf, S.J., Friedrich., Ignatius of Loyola, His Personality and Spiritual Heritage, 1556-1956. 1977.

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Young, S.J., William J., The Jesuits: Their Spiritual Doctrine and Practice – A Historical Study. 1964.

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