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The Jesuits of the English speaking world are known as the Society of Jesus. They sign their names with the famous "SJ" after their names. Ergo I changed "Company of Jesus" in the text to be "Society of Jesus"---David.Rebelo (talk) 19:56, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Clavis Prophetarum -- a Confusing portion of text
This section was written erroneously or edited too much:
He had believed in the prophecies of a 16th-century shoemaker poet, Bandarra, dealing with the coming of a ruler who would inaugurate an epoch of unparalleled prosperity for the church and for Portugal, and in the Quinto Imperio or Clams Prophetarum he had endeavoured to prove the truth of his dreams from passages of Scripture.
Clavis Prophetarum was a major work by Antonio Vieira who actually believed in a populist eschatology about the coming of a new age ruled by the former king of Portugal, Dom Sebastian. This popular belief is a major theme in Mario Vargas Llosa's novel set in Brazil, War of the End of the World. This populist belief is a heresy known as Sebastianism. I made a correction the text to clarify this.----David.Rebelo (talk) 20:15, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Film 'The Mission'
I have removed the paragraph refering to the film 'The Mission'. Vieira was in no way involved in the Jesuit Paraguay reductions, and cannot have been a sort of 'inspiration' for the film. What is true however - but it is true of a majority of Jesuits living in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies of South-America at that time - is that he often spoke in favour of and sided with the indigenous people against the colonial autorities.