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Encyclopedia > Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (Latin: For the greater glory of God), often abbreviated AMDG, is the motto of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).




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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam — sometimes known less frequently in modern times using ancient Latin lettering as Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam — also known by the abbreviation AMDG, is the motto of the Roman Catholic Church religious order called the Society of Jesus — its members known since the Catholic Reformation as the Jesuits.
In Latin, the motto means To the greater glory of God and is believed to have been coined by the founder of the religious order, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, as a major part of the society's philosophy.
AMDG has been used by composers of religious music: Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated all his work "AMDG", and Edward Elgar followed this practice on his masterpiece "The Dream of Gerontius".
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