Jesuit Missionary Outreach during the 19th and 20th Centuries


  • Steven L. Estes WorldVenture


This article focuses on the international outreach of the Jesuits during the 19th and 20th centuries. The impressive breadth of Jesuit missionary work is discussed. Some about the origin and early years of the Jesuits during the 16th century is included. The Jesuits started as a missionary order and that thrust has carried through today. The article gives a brief look at 21st century developments and proposes applications to Protestant mission work.

Author Biography

Steven L. Estes, WorldVenture

retired missionary; served in northern Argentina for 35 years, working in seminary teaching, theological education by extension, pastoral development, and church planting