Ming, John Joseph
- Ronald M. Johnson
Ming, John Joseph (20 September 1838–17 June 1910), Jesuit sociologist, was born in Giswyl, Unterwalden, Switzerland. Knowledge about his parents and other early biographical data is unavailable. He graduated from the classical course at Benedictine College of Engelberg and on 7 September 1856 entered the Society of Jesus to begin his theological studies. Just over twelve years later, on 13 September 1868, he was ordained and assigned as a preacher at Kreuzberg. In 1870, after completing a demanding tertianship, a final year of ascetic training and study, Ming became a professor of theology on the faculty at the Jesuit seminary in Gorizia, Austria....