The Catholic Historical Review

The Catholic Historical Review is a magazine on all areas of church history. Founded in 1915, it is a quarterly publication published by CUA Press.The editor is Nelson Minnich.

Articles from Vol. 90, No. 2, April

An Eroding Milieu? Catholic Youth, Church Authority, and Popular Behavior in Northwest Germany during the Third Reich, 1933-1938
I cannot make homesick feelings go away. I miss the community life greatly. I am happy to be a part of the congregation here, but I cannot participate in the evenings because I am 3/4 of an hour from the city. How is it going? Are the Heimabende still...
Anti-Catholicism in America: The Last Acceptable Prejudice
Anti-Catholicism in America: The Last Acceptable Prejudice. By Mark S. Massa, S.J. (New York: Crossroads. 2003. Pp. x, 245. $24.95.)Fordham University professor and Jesuit priest Mark Massa's provocative title implies that North Americans tolerate anti-Catholicism...
Anti-Italianism in Sixteenth-Century France
Anti-Italianism in Sixteenth-Century France. By Henry Heller. (Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press. 2003. Pp. xi, 307. $60.00.)Henry Heller's latest book tackles a subject that has long been known, occasionally tackled by literary scholars,...
Archbishop Lamy: In His Own Words
Archbishop Lamy: In His Own Words. Edited and translated by Thomas J. Steele, SJ. (Albuquerque: LPD Press. 2000. Pp. vii, 271. $29.95 paperback.)As first Archbishop of Santa Fejean Baptiste Lamy (1814-1888) left a divided legacy. Perhaps no figure in...
Archivo Goma: Documentos De la Guerra Civil. Vol. 1: Julio-Diciembre De 1936; Vol. 2: Enero De 1937; Vol. 3: Febrero De 1937; Vol. 4: Marzo De 1937
ol. 4: Marzo de 1937. Edited by Jose Andres-Gallego and Anton M. Pazos. (Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas. 2001-2002. Pp. 589; 540; 393; 366.)The first four volumes of documents from the personal archive of Cardinal Isidro Goma...
A Tradition of Outreach: Examples of Catholic Action in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
WEBER, FRANCIS J. A Tradition of Outreach: Examples of Catholic Action in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. (Mission Hills, California: Saint Francis Historical Society. 2003. Pp. xiii, 107. $10.00 paperback.)The Los Angles archdiocesan archivist, Monsignor...
Aux Frontieres De la Paix: Bons Offices, Mediations, Arbitrages Du Saint-Siege (1878-1922)
Aux Frontieres de la Paix: Bons Offices, Mediations, Arbitrages du Saint-Siege (1878-1922). By Jean-Marc Ticchi. [Collection de I'Ecole Francaise de Rome, 294.] (Rome: Ecole Francaise de Rome. 2002. Pp. ix, 483. Paperback.)This is a study of the development...
Beitrage Zur Geschichte Des Paulinerordens
Beitrage zur Geschichte des Paulinerordens. Edited by Kaspar Elm. [Berliner Historische Studien, band 32; Ordensstudien XIV] (Berlin: Duncker und Humblot. 2000. Pp. 333. DM 118.)The Paulist Order originated in Hungary. St. Paul the Hermit, who lived...
Britain and the Papacy in the Age of Revolution, 1846-1851
Britain and the Papacy in the Age of Revolution, 1846-1851. By Saho Matsumoto-Best. [Royal Historical Society: Studies in History. New series.] (Rochester, New York: Boydell Press. 2003. Pp. xi, 196. $75.00.)In my recent book (Great Britain and the Holy...
Catholic Churchmen and the Celtic Revival in Ireland, 1848-1916
Catholic Churchmen and the Celtic Revival in Ireland, 1848-1916. By Kevin Collins. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distributed in the United States by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2002. Pp. 203. $50.00.)Historical accounts of the Celtic, or Gaelic, cultural revival...
Catholicism and American Freedom: A History
Catholicism and American Freedom: A History. By John T. McGreevy. (New York: W.W. Norton & Company. 2003. Pp. 431. $26.95.)Is anti-Catholicism really the last acceptable prejudice of the intellectuals? John T. McGreevy's masterful Catholicism and...
Class and Religious Identity: The Rhenish Center Party in Wilhelmine Germany
Class and Religious Identity: The Rhenish Center Party in Wilhelmine Germany. By Thomas M. Bredohl. [Marquette Studies in Theology, Volume 18.] (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press. 2000. Pp. 288. $35.00 paperback.)In this well researched political...
Credo. Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition
General and Miscellaneous Credo. Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition. By Jaroslav Pelikan. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2003. Pp. liii, 609. $37.50.)This is undoubtedly a major introduction...
Death Is a Festival: Funeral Rites and Rebellion in Nineteenth-Century Brazil
Death Is a Festival: Funeral Rites and Rebellion in Nineteenth-Century Brazil. By Joao Jose Reis. Translated by H. Sabrina Glidehill. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2003. Pp. xi, 386. $59.95 clothbound; $27.50 paperback.)Death is a...
El Derecho Canonico Catalan En la Baja Edad Media: La Diocesis De Gerona En Los Siglos XIII Y XIV
El derecho canonico catalan en la baja Edad Media: La diocesis de Gerona en los siglos XIII y XIV. By Santiago Bueno Salinas. [Col-lectania Sant Pacia, Num. 72.) (Barcelona: Facultat de Teologia de Catalunya. 2000. Pp. 415. Paperback.)The Fourth Lateran...
European Christian Democracy: Historical Legacies and Comparative Perspectives
European Christian Democracy: Historical Legacies and Comparative Perspectives. Edited by Thomas Kselman and Joseph A. Buttigieg. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2003. Pp. ix, 339. $40.00 hardcover; $18.00 paperback.)A colleague...
"Evil-Sounding, Rash, and Suspect of Heresy": Tensions between Mysticism and Magisterium in the History of the Church
In the Bull In agro dominico, issued by Pope John XXII on March 27, 1329, the first fifteen articles extracted from the works of Meister Eckhart are condemned as haereticos, while the final eleven are said to be male sonantes, temerarios, et suspectas...
Faith and Action: A History of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1821-1996
Faith and Action: A History of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1821-1996. By Roger Fortin. (Columbus: Ohio State University Press. 2002. Pp. xviii, 489. $35.00.)The historic see of Cincinnati looms large on the American Catholic diocesan landscape. Established...
Families and Friends in Late Roman Cappadocia
Families and Friends in Late Roman Cappadocia. By Raymond Van Dam. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2003. Pp. ix, 265; 1 map. $45.00.)After an impressive trail of published articles in peer-reviewed journals and a book on the saints of...
FDR, the Vatican, and the Roman Catholic Church in America, 1933-1945
FDR, the Vatican, and the Roman Catholic Church in America, 1933-1945. Edited by David B. Woollier and Richard G. Kurial. [The World of the Roosevelts.] (New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2003. Pp. xvii, 295. $59.95.)The sixteen papers selected for this...
"Ghostly Fathers" and Their "Virtuous Daughters": The Role of Spiritual Direction in the Lives of Three Early Modern English Women
In late Tudor and early Stuart England, the religious environment provided a contested space for some Catholic women who sought a more committed life of faith under the direction of a spiritual guide while remaining active in the world. On the one hand,...
Giambattista Riccioli E Il Merito Scientifico Dei Gesuiti Nell'eta Barocca
Giambattista Riccioli e il merito scientifico dei Gesuiti nell'eta Barocca. Edited by Maria Teresa Borgato. [Istituto e museo di storia delia scienza, Biblioteca di "Nuncius": Stucli e Testi XLIV] (Florence: Leo S. Olschki. 2002. Pp. xviii, 484, and...
Households of Faith: Family, Gender, and Community in Canada, 1760-1969
Canadian Households of Faith: Family, Gender, and Community in Canada, 1760-1969. Edited by Nancy Christie. (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2002. Pp. xiv, 381. $75.00 clothbound; $27.95 paperback.)Among historians of the English-speaking...
How the Jesuits Settled in New York: A Documentary Account
How the Jesuits Settled in New York: A Documentary Account. By Thomas C. Hennessy, S.J. (New York: Something More Publications, Distributed by Fordham University Press. 2003. Pp. xii, 286. $24.00 paperback.)In this and in its companion volume, Fordham,...
Katholizismus Und Antisemitismus: Mentalitaten, Kontinuitaten, Ambivalenzen: Zur Kulturgeschichte der Schweiz, 1918-1945
Katholizismus und Antisemitismus: Mentalitaten, Kontinuitaten, Ambivalenzen: Zur Kulturgeschichte der Schweiz, 1918-1945. By Urs Altermatt (Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Verlag Huber. 1999. Pp. 414. sFr. 58.-.)At first glance, Urs Altermatt's study appears...
La Provincia Domenicana Di Grecia
La Provincia Domenicana di Grecia. By Tommaso Violante, O.P. [Institutum Historicum Fratrum Praedicatorum Romae, Dissertationes historicae, Fasciculus XXV] (Rome: Istituto Storico Domenicano. 1999. Pp. 393. Paperback.)The success of the Fourth Crusade...
Liberalisme et Modernisme. Mgr Lacroix (1855-1922): Enquete Sur Un Suspect
Liberalisme et modernisme. Mgr Lacroix (1855-1922): Enquete sur un suspect. By Christian Sorrel. [Histoire religieuse de la France, Vol. 21.] (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 2003. Pp. 541. euro59 paperback.)While major figures involved in the Modernist...
L'Ordre De Saint-Lazare De Jerusalem Au Moyen Age: Milites Christi, Volume 1
L'Ordre de Saint-Lazare de Jerusalem au Moyen Age: Milites Christi, Volume 1. By Rafael Hyacinthe. (Millau: Conservatoire Larzac Templier et Hospitalier. 2003. Pp. 253. euro40.)Well presented, richly illustrated, and based on an extensive bibliography,...
L'Ouest-Eclair: Naissance et Essor D'un Grand Quotidien Regional, 1899-1933
L'Ouest-Eclair: Naissance et essor d'un grand quotidien regional, 1899-1933. Under the direction of Michel Lagree, Patrick Harismendy, and Michel Denis. (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes. 2000. Pp. 203. 150 Ff.)A team of historians under the...
Madeleine Sophie Barat, 1779-1865: A Life
Late Modern European Madeleine Sophie Barat, 1779-1865: A Life. By Phil Kilroy. (New York and Mahwah, New Jersey. Paulist Press. 2000. Pp. x, 550. $34.95.)Phil Kilroy has written a masterful biography of Sophie Barat, founder of the Society of the Sacred...
Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete
Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete. By Sara Tilghman Nalle. (Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia. 2001. Pp. xi, 228. $49.50 cloth; $16.95 paper.)Occasionally, historians who spend long hours in the archives...
Natives and Nationalism: The Americanization of Kateri Tekakwitha
In the history of the United States, the figure of the Indian has played an important part in discourses of national self-definition. Since colonial times, according to Jill Lepore, Americans constructed a "triangulated" identity, in relation to the...
Notes and Comments
Association NewsAt its last annual meeting, which was held in Washington, D.C., on January 8, 2004, the Executive Council appointed Leslie WTentler of the Catholic University of America assistant secretary and treasurer of the American Catholic Historical...
Olivi and the Interpretation of Matthew in the High Middle Ages
Olivi and the Interpretation of Matthew in the High Middle Ages. By Kevin Madigan. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2003. Pp. xv, 224. $47.50 clothbound; $27.50 paperback.)Only recently, in his fine synthetic study of medieval biblical...
Order & Exclusion: Cluny and Christendom Face Heresy, Judaism, and Islam (1000-1150)
Order & Exclusion: Cluny and Christendom face heresy, Judaism, and Islam (1000-1150). By Dominique Iogna-Prat. Translated by Graham Robert Edwards. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 2002. Pp. xvii, 407. $59.95.)Dr. Iogna-Prat's book, Ordonner...
Papal Overtures in a Cuban Key. the Pope's Visit and Civic Space for Cuban Religion
Papal Overtures in a Cuban Key. The Pope's Visit and Civic Space for Cuban Religion. Edited by Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo. (Scranton: University of Scranton Press. 2002. Pp. xxxvii, 174. $27.95 paperback.)In January, 1998, Pope John Paul II visited Cuba....
Plots and Plotters in the Reign of Elizabeth I
Plots and Plotters in the Reign of Elizabeth I. By Francis Edwards, S.J. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distributed in the United States by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2002. Pp. 296. $50.00.)Francis Edwards was archivist of the English Jesuit province and later...
Power, Witchcraft, and Caste in Colonial Mexico
Latin American Power, Witchcraft, and Caste in Colonial Mexico. By Laura A. Lewis. (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. 2003. Pp. xvi, 262. $79.95 clothbound; $22.95 paperback.)Anthropologist Laura Lewis anchors her analysis of race and caste...
Presenza Dei Francescani Conventuali Nel Collegio Dei Teologi dell'Universita Di Padova: Appunti D'archivio (1510-1806)
Presenza dei francescani conventuali nel Collegio dei Teologi dell'Universita di Padova: Appunti d'archivio (1510-1806). By Antonino Poppi. (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani. 2003. Pp. 222. euro20,00 paperback.)This is a detailed summary of the acts of...
Ramus and Reform: University and Church at the End of the Renaissance
Ramus and Reform: University and Church at the End of the Renaissance. By James Veazie Skalnik. (Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press. 2002. Pp. xii, 172. $39.95.)This slim but important study begins with the statement: "Peter Ramus was...
Religion and the American Nation: Historiography and History
American Religion and the American Nation: Historiography and History. By John F. Wilson. (Athens: University of Georgia Press. 2003. Pp. xv, 104. $24.95 cloth.)This brief but helpful book contains the inaugural George H. Shriver Lectures, which were...
Religion, Power, and Politics in Colonial St. Augustine
Religion, Power, and Politics in Colonial St. Augustine. By Robert L. Kapitzke. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 2001. Pp. xi, 219. $55.00.)In studying the place of religion, power, and politics in colonial St. Augustine, Robert Kapitzke has...
Religious Pluralism in America: The Contentious History of a Founding Ideal
Religious Pluralism in America: The Contentious History of a Founding Ideal. By William R. Hutchison. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 2003. Pp. xi, 276. $29.95.)Hutchison, a distinguished scholar of liberal and modernist tendencies in American...
Requiescant in Pace. the Story of Catholic Cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
WEBER, FRANCIS J. Requiescant in Pace. The Story of Catholic Cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. (Mission Hills, California: Saint Francis Historical Society. 2003. Pp. vii, 93. $ 12.00 paperback.)Catholic cemeteries are sacred places, being...
Rhetoric & Dialectic in the Time of Galileo
Rhetoric & Dialectic in the Time of Galileo. By Jean Dietz Moss and William A. Wallace. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2003. Pp. ix, 438. $69.95.)The core of this book consists of introductions to and abridged translations...
Saint Vincent Diacre et Martyr: Culte et Legendes Avant l'An Mil
Ancient Saint Vincent diacre et martyr: Culte et legendes avant l'An Mil. By Victor Saxer. [Subsidia Hagiographica, Vol. 83.] (Brussels: Societe des Bollandistes. 2002. Pp. vii, 372. euro65 paperback.)The universal saints of the Church are characterized...
The Chaco Mission Frontier: The Guaycuruan Experience
The Chaco Mission Frontier: The Guaycuruan Experience. By James Scholfield Saeger. (Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2000. Pp. xviii, 266. $50.00.)This book adds perspective on the studies of missions in Latin America. Traditionally, most historians...
The Correspondence of Roland H. Bainton and Delio Cantimori 1932-1966: An Enduring Transatlantic Friendship between Two Historians of Religious Toleration
The Correspondence of Roland H. Bainton and Delio Cantimori 1932-1966: An Enduring Transatlantic Friendship between Two Historians of Religious Toleration. Edited by John Tedeschi. [Studi e testi per Ia storia della tolleranza in Europa nei secoli XVI-XVIII,...
The Early Reformation on the Continent
Early Modern European The Early Reformation on the Continent. By Owen Chadwick. [Oxford History of the Christian Church.] (New York: Oxford University Press. 2001. Pp. vi, 446. $95.00.)Unlike most such works, this volume has no introduction or conclusion...
The Eighty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association
Report of the Committee on ProgramThe Program Committee, consisting of Bernard McGinn (University of Chicago), Robin Darling Young (University of Notre Dame), Dennis D. Martin (Loyola University Chicago), Jay Dolan (University of Notre Dame), Robert...
The Imaginative World of the Reformation
The Imaginative World of the Reformation. By Peter Matheson. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 2001. Pp. xiii, 153. $15.00 paperback.)The unifying theme of this small book is sixteenth-century people's dreams of freedom here on earth. Made up of the Gunning...
The Religious Orders in Pre-Reformation England
The Religious Orders in Pre-Reformation England. Edited by James G. Clark. [Studies in the History of Medieval Religion 18.] (Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press. 2002. Pp. xii, 250. $75.00.)The thirteen essays in this volume began life as papers...
The Voices of Gemma Galgani: The Life and Afterlife of a Modern Saint
The Voices of Gemma Galgani: The Life and Afterlife of a Modern Saint. By Rudolf M. Bell and Cristina Mazzoni. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2003. Pp. xviii, 320. $30.00.)This is a multi-textured study of the spiritual experience of Gemma Galgani...
Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation between Church and State
Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation between Church and State. By Daniel L. Dreisbach. (New York: New York University Press. 2002. Pp. x, 283. $42.00.)This is an excellent, eloquent book about a metaphor-the "wall of separation" that Thomas Jefferson...
Toleration in Enlightenment Europe
Toleration in Enlightenment Europe. Edited by Ole Peter Grell and Roy Porter. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2000. Pp. ix, 270. $59.95.)This volume collects the papers delivered at a conference held in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in 1997,...
Usury, Interest and the Reformation
Usury, Interest and the Reformation. By Eric Kerridge. [St Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Co. 2002. Pp. xiv, 190. $79.95.)This slim volume, -written with a measure of scholarly indignation, aims to set...
Vision and Image in Early Christian England
Medieval Vision and Image in Early Christian England. By George Henderson. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1999. Pp. xviii, 292. $90.00.)The wealth, variety, and inventiveness to be found in the art of early medieval Britain and Ireland owe much...