Father General Thyrsus González de Santalla, S.J.
Theologian, Philosopher, and Superior General of the Society of Jesus
by Archbishop Chrysostomos
A fascinating biographical sketch and theological evaluation of a seventeenth-century Spanish Jesuit moral philosopher and professor at Spain’s oldest and most prestigious institution of higher education, the University of Salamanca (founded in 1218), who also became the thirteenth Superior General of the Jesuit Order. His Eminence examines the life and work of this controversial, brilliant and powerful figure in Western Christianity from an Orthodox standpoint, finding some suprising and interesting Orthodox elements in his moral philosophy and outlook.
About the Author
The Most Reverend Dr. Chrysostomos
is a Senior Scholar at the C.T.O.S. He completed his studies in history (with a concentration in Byzantine historical theology) at the University of California, the Licentiate in Theology at the C.T.O.S., and his graduate study in psychology at Princeton University. He has held professorial posts at the University of California, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Ashland University and visiting professorships at the Theological Institute of Uppsala University (Sweden) and, as a Fulbright Scholar in Romania, at the University of Bucharest, the Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iaşi, and the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism. His Eminence is also former Executive Director of the United States Fulbright Commission in Romania.
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