Also known as the Society of Jesus; founded by Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) as a teaching and missionary order to resist the spread of Protestantism.
led Jesuit missionaries to Asia where by 1550 thousands of natives had been converted to Christianity in India, Indonesia, and Japan
change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
part of a continent, as distinguished from peninsulas or offshore islands