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. 93, No. 1, January

Abandoned Children of the Italian Renaissance: Orphan Care in Florence and Bologna
Abandoned Children of the Italian Renaissance: Orphan Care in Florence and Bologna By Nicholas Terpstra. [The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, 123rd Series (2005), Nr. 4.] (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press....
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A Call to Piety: Saint Bonaventure's Collations on the Six Days
A Call to Piety: Saint Bonaventure's Collations on the Six Days. By C. Colt Anderson. (Quincy, Illinois: Franciscan Press. 2002. Pp. xix, 213. $21.95 paperback.)In the introduction to his book, Colt Anderson compares Bonaventure's Collations on the Six...
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All Things Human: Henry Codman Potter and the Social Gospel in the Episcopal Church
All Things Human: Henry Codman Potter and the Social Gospel in the Episcopal Church. By Michael Bourgeois. [Studies in Anglican History.] (Urbana and Chicago: University of IEinois Press. 2004. Pp. 299. $34.95.)A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary...
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Archbishop Charles Agar: Churchmanship and Politics in Ireland, 1760-1810
Archbishop Charles Agar: Churchmanship and Politics in Ireland, 1760-1810. ByA. EW. Malcolmson. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distributed in the United States by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2002. Pp. xvi, 678. £60; $75.00.)Charles Agar (1735-1809) came from...
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Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin
Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin. By John Beldon Scott. (Chicago and London:The University of Chicago Press. 2003. Pp. xxxii, 443, 214 figures, 16 color plates. $75.00.)It is always a great pleasure to have in one's hand a book...
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Augustine: A New Biography
Augustine: A New Biography. By James J. O'Donnell. (New York: Harper Collins Publishers. 2005. Pp. xvi, 396. $26.95.)The subtitle of this new life of Augustine announces a biography. It is both that and rather more. Before O'Donnell's Augustine, there...
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Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe, 1100-1389
Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe, 1100-1389. By Dawn Marie Hayes. [Studies in Medieval History and Culture.] (New York and London: Routledge. 2003. Pp. xxiii, 193. $78.00.)Buildings deemed as sacred in the Middle Ages were never exclusively such,...
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Caritas: Un Siècle De Charité Organisée En Alsace. la Fédération De Charité Du Diocèse De Strasbourg 1903-2003
Caritas: un siècle de charité organisée en Alsace. La Fédération de Charité du Diocèse de Strasbourg 1903-2003. By Catherine Maurer. (Strasbourg: Éditions du Signe. 2003. Pp. 157. euro14,00.)Works of charity are central to Christianity, and so, accordingly,...
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Catholic and French Forever. Religious and National Identity in Modern France
Catholic and French Forever. Religious and National Identity in Modern France. By Joseph F. Byrnes. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2005. Pp. xxiv, 278. $50.00.)Joseph Byrnes argues that Catholicism has played an essential role...
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Charity, Endowments, and Charitable Institutions in Medieval Islam
Charity, Endowments, and Charitable Institutions in Medieval Islam. By Yaacov Lev. (Gainsville: University Press of Florida. 2005. Pp. x, 215. $59.95.)Charitable institutions-hospitals for the sick, homes for orphans, asylums for the aged-did not exist...
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Cistercian Nuns and Their World
Cistercian Nuns and Their World. Edited by Meredith Parsons Lillich. [Studies in Cistercian Art and Architecture, 6.] (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications. 2005. Pp. xii, 366. $49.95.)This is the first book to be devoted to a broader study of...
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Constructing Another Kind of German: Catholic Commemorations of German Unification in Baden, 1870-1876
This essay discusses how Badenese Catholics responded to the nationalist rhetoric surrounding German unification in 1871. Faced with a Protestant dominated commemorative discourse aimed at reinforcing the Protestant hegemony over the definition of Germanness,...
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Constructing Antichrist: Paul, Biblical Commentary, and the Development of Doctrine in the Early Middle Ages
Constructing Antichrist: Paul, Biblical Commentary, and the Development of Doctrine in the Early Middle Ages. By Kevin L. Hughes. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2005. Pp. xxiv, 278. $59.95.)This handsome volume grew out...
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Crusader Art in the Holy Land: From the Third Crusade to the Fall of Acre, 1187-1291
Crusader Art in The Holy Land: From the Third Crusade to the Fall of Acre, 1187-1291. By Jaroslav Folda. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2005. Pp. Ixvii, 714; 11 colour plates, 10 maps, 415 figures, 501 illustrations on the compact disc. $150.00.)Jaroslav...
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Der Begriff Des Politischen in der Russisch-Orthodoxen Tradition. Zum Verhältnis Von Kirche, Staat Und Gesellschaft in Rußland
Der Begriff des Politischen in der russisch-orthodoxen Tradition. Zum Verhältnis von Kirche, Staat und Gesellschaft in Rußland. By Konstantin Kostjuk. [Politik- und Kommunikationswissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen der Görres-Gesellschaft, Band 24.]...
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Die Zisterzienser: Geschichte Eines Europäischen Ordens
Die Zisterzienser: Geschichte eines europäischen Ordens. By Immo Ebert. (Stuttgart: Jan Thorbecke Verlag. 2002. Pp. 614. euro29,90.)This is the most recent comprehensive history of the Cistercians from the foundation of Cîteaux in 1098 to the present...
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Early Christian Greek and Latin Literature: A Literary History
Early Christian Greek and Latin Literature: A Literary History. By Claudio Moreschini and Enrico Norelli. Translated by Matthew J. O'Connell. 2 vols. (Peabody Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc. 2005. Pp. xxiv, 455; xxvi, 734. $99.95.)Two questions...
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Early Christian Literature: Christ and Culture in the Second and Third Centuries. the Apologies, Apocryphal Acts and Martyr Acts
Early Christian Literature: Christ and Culture in the Second and Third Centuries. The Apologies, Apocryphal Acts and Martyr Acts. By Helen Rhee. [Routledge Early Church Monographs.] (NewYork: Routledge. 2005. Pp. xiv, 266. Paperback.)Most discussions...
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Edith Stein: The Life of a Philosopher and Carmelite
Edith Stein: The Life of a Philosopher and Carmelite. Authorized and revised biography by her Prioress Sister Teresia Renata Posselt, O.C.D; edited by Susanne M. Batzdorff, Josephine Koeppel, and John Sullivan. (Washington, D.C.: ICS Publications. 2005....
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Encountering the Sacred: The Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity
Encountering the Sacred: The Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity. By Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony. [The Transformation of the Classical Heritage, XXXVIII.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2005. Pp. xvi, 250. $45.00.)Israeli scholars...
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English Catholic Historians and the English Reformation, 1585-1954
English Catholic Historians and the English Reformation, 1585-1954. By John Vidmar, O.P. (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press. Distributed in the USA by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2005. Pp. vii, 196. $69.50.)The title could be "Some English Catholic Catholic...
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Eternal Memory! Father Achiel Delaere (1868-1939): The First Eastern Rite Redemptorist and Canada's Ukrainian Catholic Church
Eternal Memory! Father Achiel Delaere (1868-1939): The First Eastern Rite Redemptorist and Canada's Ukrainian Catholic Church. RyJozef DeVocht, CSSR.Translated by Christian Roy. (Yorkton, Saskatchewan: Gravelbooks, distributed by Laverdure & Associates....
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Florence and Its Church in the Age of Dante
Florence and Its Church in the Age of Dante. By George W. Dameron. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2005. Pp. x, 374. $65.00.)From 1250 to 1330 Florence suffered a succession of overlapping conflicts between...
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From Apostles to Bishops: The Development of the Episcopacy in the Early Church
Ancient From Apostles to Bishops: The Development of the Episcopacy in the Early Church. By Francis A. Sullivan, SJ. (New York and Mahwali, New Jersey: The Newman Press. 2001. Pp. xi, 253. $28.95.)Father Sullivan's confessional allegiances are not unimportant...
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Jean Gerson and the Last Medieval Reformation
Jean Gerson and the Last Medieval Reformation. By Brian Patrick McGuire. (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 2005. Pp. xviii, 446. $85.00 clothbound; $30.00 paperback.)More than forty years ago now, in the distinguished two-volume...
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Juan Van der Hamen Y León and the Court of Madrid
Juan van der Hamen y León and the Court of Madrid. By William B. Jordan. (New Haven:Yale University Press. 2005. Pp. 336, 170 black and white and 75 color illustrations. $ 60.00.)Juan van der Hamen y León (1596-1631) is the most influential Spanish still...
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La Biblioteca Ambrosiana Tra Roma, Milano E l'Europa: Federico Borromeo Fondatore Della Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Atti Delle Giornate Di Studio 25-27 Novembre 2004
La Biblioteca Ambrosiana tra Roma, Milano e l'Europa: Federico Borromeo Fondatore della Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Atti delle giornate di studio 25-27 novembre 2004. Edited by Franco Buzzi and Roberta Ferro [Studia Borromaica. Saggi e documenti di storia...
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Les Jésuites À Lyon XVI^sup E^-XX^sup E^ Siècles
Les jésuites à Lyon XVI^sup e^-XX^sup e^ siècles. Edited by Etienne Fouilloux and Bernard Hours. [Collection Société, Espaces,Temps.] (Lyon: ENS éditions. 2005. Pp. 274.euro32.00 paperback.)The thirteen studies on Jesuit history presented here, papers...
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Lest We Be Damned. Practical Innovation and Lived Experience among Catholics in Protestant England, 1559-1642
Lest We Be Damned. Practical Innovation and Lived Experience among Catholics in Protestant England, 1559-1642. By Lisa McClain. [Religion in History, Society, and Culture, 6.] (New York and London: Routledge. 2004. Pp. xvi, 393.)For a long time the historiography...
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Letters to the Editor
Patrick J. McGeever's review of my book, Harry, Tom and Father Rice: Accusation and Betrayal in America's Cold War in your April 2006 issue (pp. 298-299) misrepresents how I present a key element of the book. Noting that my uncle, Harry Davenport, went...
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Lonergan's Quest: A Study of Desire in the Authoring of Insight
Lonergan's Quest: A Study of Desire in the Authoring of Insight By WillianiA. Mathews. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2005. Pp. x, 564. $100.00.)Mathews, a Jesuit philosopher at the Milltowri Institute, Dublin, offers an inteEectual biography...
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Michael Power: The Struggle to Build the Catholic Church on the Canadian Frontier
Canadian Michael Power: The Struggle to Build the Catholic Church on the Canadian Frontier. By Mark G. McGowan. [McGill-Queen's University Studies in the History of Religion, Series Two, Vol. 27.] (Montreal and Kingston: McGillQueen's University Press....
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Missions and the Frontiers of Spanish America: A Comparative Study of the Impact of Environmental, Economic, Political, and Socio-Cultural Variations on the Missions in the Río De la Plata Region and on the Northern Frontier of New Spain
Missions and the Frontiers of Spanish America: A Comparative Study of the Impact of Environmental, Economic, Political, and Socio-Cultural Variations on the Missions in the Río de la Plata Region and on the Northern Frontier of New Spain. By Robert H....
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Monseigneur Duchesne et Les Bollandistes: Correspondance
Monseigneur Duchesne et les Bollandistes: Correspondance. Edited by Bernard Joassart. [Tabularium hagiographicum, 1.] (Brussels: Société des Bollandistes. 2002. Pp. 252. euro50,00 paperback.)Scholars of modernism are well aware of Monseigneur Louis Duchesne...
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Natural and Moral History of the Indies
Latin American Natural and Moral History of the Indies. By José de Acosta. Edited by Jane E. Mangan, with an Introduction and Commentary by Walter D. Mignolo. Translated by Frances López-Morillas. [Chronicles of the New World Order. Latin America in...
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Natural Law, Laws of Nature, and Natural Rights. Continuity and Discontinuiy in the History of Ideas
Natural Law, Laws of Nature, and Natural Rights. Continuity and Discontinuiy in the History of Ideas. By Francis Oakley. (New York: Continuum Press. 2005. Pp. 143. $29.95.)This excellent book provides a sophisticated but accessible introduction to some...
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Notes and Comments
Conferences, Meetings, LecturesOn October 13-14,2006 the Thirty-Third Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscripts was held at the Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. Among the panels of papers were "Outside the Book of Hours: Alternative Forms...
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Obituary
The Reverend Francis J. Murphy, a priest of the Boston Archdiocese and Associate Professor Emeritus of the History Department of Boston CoEege, died of cancer on August 28, in Wellesley Hills. Born in Boston on July 11,1935, Father Murphy was a graduate...
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Ordained Women in the Early Church: A Documentary History
Ordained Women in the Early Church: A Documentary History. Edited and Translated by Kevin Madigan and Carolyn Osiek. (Baltimore, Maryland:The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2005. Pp. xvi, 220. $48.00.)If there were ever any doubts that women were ordained...
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Ordensreform Und Konziliarismus: Der Franziskanerprovinzial Matthias Döring (1427-1461)
Ordensreform und Konziliarismus: Der Franziskanerprovinzial Matthias Döring (1427-1461). By Petra Weigel. [Jenaer Beiträge zur Geschichte,Band 7.] (Frankfurt am Main-Berlin-Bern-Brussels-NewYork-Oxford-Vienna: Peter Lang. 2005. Pp. 540.)This well-researched...
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Pie XII: Diplomate et Pasteur
Pie XII: Diplomate et Pasteur. By Philippe Chenaux. (Paris: Les éditions du Cerf. 2003. Pp. 462. euro28 paperback.)Chenaux was on the spot when the Vatican archives rendered accessible to researchers its holdings concerning relations with Germany during...
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Pilgrims to Jerusalem in the Middle Ages
Medieval Pilgrims to Jerusalem in the Middle Ages. By Nicole Chareyron. Translated by W. Donald Wilson. (New York: Columbia University Press. 2005. Pp. xviii, 287. $45.00.)For medieval Christians the pilgrimage to Jerusalem was an act of extraordinary...
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Popular Piety and Art in the Late Middle Ages: Image Worship and Idolatry in England, 1350-1500
Popular Piety and Art in the Late Middle Ages: Image Worship and Idolatry in England, 1350-1500. By Kathleen Kamerick. [The New Middle Ages, Series No. 27.] (New York: Palgrave. 2002. Pp. xi, 292. $89.95.)Kathleen Kamerick refers to the process of working...
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Priests, Mountains, and "Sacred Space" in Early Modern Europe
PRIESTS, MOUNTAINS, AND "SACRED SPACE" IN EARLY MODERN EUROPELes Prêtres des montagnes; La vie, la mort, la foi dans les Pyrénées centrales sous l'Ancien Régime (Val d'Aran et diocèse de Comminges). By Serge Brunei. (Aspet: Universatim Pyrégraph. 2001....
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Related Lives: Confessors and Their Female Penitents, 1450-1750
Related Lives: Confessors and Their Female Penitents, 1450-1750. By Jodi Bilinkoff. (Ithaca and New York: Cornell University Press. 2005. Pp. xiii, 181. $45.00.)The implicit question Jodi Bilinkoff addresses here is one that has been asked for decades...
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Religion and Royal Justice in Early Modern France: The Paris Chambre De L'édit, 1598-1665
Religion and Royal Justice in Early Modern France: The Paris Chambre de l'Édit, 1598-1665. By Diane C. Margolf. [Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies 67.] (Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press. 2003. Pp. xx, 227. $36.00 paperback.)Diane...
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Renaissance Florence in the Rhetoric of Two Popular Preachers: Giovanni Dominici (1356-1419) and Bernardino Da Siena (1380-1444)
Renaissance Florence in the Rhetoric of Two Popular Preachers: Giovanni Dominici (1356-1419) and Bernardino da Siena (1380-1444). By Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby. [Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Volume 4.] (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers. 2001....
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Renaissance Monks: Monastic Humanism in Six Biographical Sketches
Renaissance Monks: Monastic Humanism in Six Biographical Sketches. By Franz Posset. [Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions, CVIII.] (Leiden and Boston: E. J. Brill. 2005. Pp. xix, 196. $156.00 or euro109,00.)This book consists of expanded versions...
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Rus Restored: Selected Writings of Meletij Smotryckyj 1610-1630
Rus Restored: Selected Writings of Meletij Smotryckyj 1610-1630. Translated and annotated with an introduction by David Frick. [Harvard Library of Early Ukrainian Literature English Translations: Volume VII.] (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Distributed by...
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Sacred Rhetoric: Preaching as a Theological and Pastoral Practice of the Church
Sacred Rhetoric: Preaching as a Theological and Pastoral Practice of the Church. By Michael Pasquarello III. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2005. Pp. viii, 143. $15.00 paperback.)This volume seeks to situate contemporary...
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Samuel Werenfels: Il Dibattito Sulla Libertà Di Coscienza a Basilea Agli Inizi del Settecento
Samuel Werenfels: Il dibattito sulla libertà di coscienza a Basilea agli inizi del settecento. By Camilla Hermanin. [Studi e Testi per la Storia della Tolleranza in Europa nei Secoli XVI-XVIII, Volume 7.] (Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore. 2003. Pp....
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Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European Imagination
Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European Imagination. By John V Tolan. (New York: Columbia University Press. 2002. Pp. xxvi, 372. $52.50 cloth; $22.50 paper.)For the past forty years, there have been two standard reference works on this subject: Islam...
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Scipione Borghese Als Kardinalprotektor: Studien Zur Römischen Mikropolitik in der Frühen Neuzeit
Scipione Borghese als Kardinalprotektor: Studien zur römischen Mikropolitik in der frühen Neuzeit. By Martin Faber. (Mainz: Vertag Philipp von Zabern. 2005. Pp. x, 544. euro51.)This valuable volume belongs to the series of studies of the "micropolitics"...
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Souverain et Pontife: Recherches Prosopographiques Sur la Curie Romaine À L'âge De la Restauration (1814-1846)
Late Modern Europe Souverain et Pontife: Recherches prosopograpbiques sur la Curie Romaine à l'Âge de la Restauration (1814-1846). By Philippe Boutry. [Collection de l'École Française de Rome, 300.] (Rome: École Française de Rome. 2002. Pp. xviii, 785.)This...
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Storia Della Santità Nel Cristianesimo occidentale/Il Tempo Dei Santi Tra Oriente E Occidente: Liturgia E Agiografia Dal Tardo Antico Al Concilio Di Trento
Storia della santità nel cristianesimo occidentale. By Anna Benvenuti, Sofia Boesch Gajano, Simon Ditchfield, Roberto Rusconi, Francesco Scorza Barcellona, and Gabriella Zarri. [Sacro/Santo, 9.] (Rome: Viella. 2005. Pp. 427. euro28.00 paperback.)Il tempo...
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Storia Economica del Clero in Europa: Secoli XV-XIX
Early Modern Europe Storia economica del clero in Europa: Secoli XV-XIX. By Fiorenzo Landi. [Studi superiori, Studi storici, 505.] (Rome: Carocci Editore. 2005. Pp. 209. euro17.50 paperback.)When a title promises four hundred years of economic history...
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St. Paul's Shipwreck and Early Christianity in Malta
Small islands have a need for a myth of national identity. The small Central Mediterranean archipelago of Malta, geographically located on the respective peripheries of Muslim North Africa and Christian Europe, has since the Late Middle Ages used the...
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Suppliques et Requêtes. le Gouvernement Par la Grâce En Occident (XII^sup E^-XV^sup E^ Siècle)
Suppliques et Requêtes. Le Gouvernement par la Grâce en Occident (XII^sup e^-XV^sup e^ Siècle). Edited by Hélène Millet. [Collection de l'École Française de Rome, 310.] (Rome: École Française de Rome. 2003. Pp. 434. euro45.00 paperback.)The product of...
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The American College of Louvain
The American College of the Immaculate Conception in Louvain (Leuven), Belgium, has been preparing young men for service as priests to the Church in North America for one hundred and fifty years. Conceived in 1857 by Martin J. Spalding, Bishop of Louisville,...
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The Art of Healing: Painting for the Sick and the Sinner in a Medieval Town
The Art of Healing: Painting for the Sick and the Sinner in a Medieval Town. By Marcia Kupfer. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2003. Pp. xviii, 202 plus 117 figures. $45.00.)Marcia Kupfer's lively book is a model of interdisciplinary...
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The Cambridge Companion to Raphael
The Cambridge Companion to Raphael. Edited by Marcia B. Hall. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2005. Pp. xv, 416; 39 plates. $95.00.)The recent exhibition held at the National GaEery London, "Raphael: From Urbino to Rome," demonstrated that the...
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The Catholic Church through the Ages. A History
General and Miscellaneous The Catholic Church through the Ages. A History. By John Vidmar, O.P. (New York and Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 2005. Pp. viii, 360. $18.95 paperback.)At the outset the author notes the obvious difficulty of achieving...
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The Catholic Origins of Quebec's Quiet Revolution, 1931-1970
The Catholic Origins of Quebec's Quiet Revolution, 1931-1970. By Michael Gauvreau. [McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion.] (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2005. Pp. xiv, 501. Can. $85.00.)At this time, several scholars in Quebec...
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The Columbia Guide to Irish American History
The Columbia Guide to Irish American History. By Timothy J. Meagher. [The Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures.] (New York: Columbia University Press. 2005. Pp. xiv, 398. $47.50.)The distinguished historian of Irish America Timothy Meagher...
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The Dominance of Evangelicalism: The Age of Spurgeon and Moody
The Dominance of Evangelicalism: The Age of Spurgeon and Moody. By David W. Bebbington. [A History of Evangelicalism: People, Movement and Ideas in the English-Speaking World.] (Downers Grove, IEinois: InterVarsity Press. 2005. Pp. 288. $23.00.)David...
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The Early Works of Orestes A. Brownson. Volume VI: Life by Communion, 1842
The Early Works of Orestes A. Brownson. Volume VI: Life by Communion, 1842. Edited by Patrick W. Carey. [Marquette Studies in Theology, No. 46.] (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press. 2005. Pp. iv, 532. $47.00 paperback.)This is the sixth in Patrick...
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The Foundations of Medieval English Ecclesiastical History: Studies Presented to David Smith
The Foundations of Medieval English Ecclesiastical History: Studies Presented to David Smith. Edited by Philippa Hoskin, Christopher Brooke, and Barrie Dobson. [Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, vol. 27.] (Rochester, New York: Boydell Press....
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The Gothic Enterprise: A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral
The Gothic Enterprise: A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral. By Robert A. Scott. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2003. Pp. xiv, 292.)On the surface, this book is a study about the great sacred structures of the High Middle Ages...
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The History of Leo the Deacon: Byzantine Military Expansion in the Tenth Century
The History of Leo the Deacon: Byzantine Military Expansion in the Tenth Century. Introduction, translation, and annotations by Alice-Mary Talbot and Denis F. Sullivan with the assistance of George T. Dennis and Staniatina McGrath. [Dumbarton Oaks Studies,...
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The King's Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church
The King's Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church. By George W. Bernard. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 2005. Pp. xii, 736. $40.00.)The King's Reformation charts the religious twists and turn of Henry VIII's reign,...
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The Mirror of Salvation: Speculum Humanae Salvationis. an Edition of British Library Blockbook G. 11784
The Mirror of Salvation: Speculum Humanae Salvationis. An Edition of British Library Blockbook G. 11784. Translation and commentary by Albert C. Labriola and John W. Smeltz. (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press. 2002. Pp. viii, 194; 58 black and white...
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The Old Religion in a New World. the History of North American Christianity
American The Old Religion in a New World. The History of North American Christianity. By Mark A. Noll. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 2002. Pp. xii, 340. $24.00 paperback.)Finding out about a book on how European religion...
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The Oxford History of Christian Worship
The Oxford History of Christian Worship. Edited by Geoffrey Wainwright and Karen B. Westerfield Tucker. (New York: Oxford University Press.2006. Pp. xx, 916. $55.00.)It is truly admirable that a work of this breadth (and length) is at once useful to...
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The Pastoral Role of the Roman Catholic Church in Pre-Famine Ireland, 1750-1850
The Pastoral Role of the Roman Catholic Church in Pre-Famine Ireland, 1750-1850. By Emmet Larkin. (Dublin: Four Courts Press; Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 298. $69.95.)Professor Emmet Larkin has had a curious...
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The Penitente Brotherhood: Patriarchy and Hispano-Catholicism in New Mexico
The Penitente Brotherhood: Patriarchy and Hispano-Catholicism in New Mexico. By Michael P. CarroE. (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2002. Pp. vii, 260. $45.00.)A gifted, lucid writer and a great narrator of fiction, the Canadian sociologist...
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There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire
There is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire. By Michael Gaddis. [The Transformation of the Classical Heritage, 39.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2005. Pp. xiv, 396.)One of the most difficult...
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Thomas Merton: Prophet of Renewal
Thomas Merton: Prophet of Renewal. By John Eudes Bamberger, OCSO. (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications. 2005. Pp. xii, 132.)A wise person once said: "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." A basic theme of Merton: Prophet of Renewal...
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To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico
To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico. By Stanley M. Hordes. (New York: Columbia University Press. 2005. Pp. xxiv, 348. $39.50.)More than twenty years ago, historian Stanley Hordes announced to the press and media that a...
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Un Diplomatico Vaticano Fra Dopoguerra E Dialogo: Mons. Mario Cagna (1911-1986)
Un Diplomatico Vaticano fra Dopoguerra e Dialogo: Mons. Mario Cagna (1911-1986). Edited by Alberto Melloni and Maurilio Guasco. [Santa Sede e Politica nel Novecento, 1.] (Bologna: Società Editrice il Mulino. 2003. Pp. xii, 389. euro32.00 paperback.)This...
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Vale of Tears. New Essays on Religion and Reconstruction
Vale of Tears. New Essays on Religion and Reconstruction. Edited by Edward J. Blum and W. Scott Poole. (Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press. 2005. Pp. ix, 265. $49.95 clothbound; $25.00 paperback.)In a series of twelve essays, Edward Blum and Scott...
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Victorian Churches and Churchmen: Essays Presented to Vincent Alan McClelland
Victorian Churches and Churchmen: Essays Presented to Vincent Alan McClelland. Edited by Sheridan Gilley. [Catholic Record Society Publication, Monograph Series,Vol. 7.] (Rochester, New York: Boydell Press. 2005. Pp. xviii, 387. $80.00.)This volume of...
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Women in Early Christianity: Translations from Greek Texts
Women in Early Christianity: Translations from Greek Texts. Edited by Patricia Cox Miller. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2005. Pp. xviii, 340. $29.95.)Patricia Cox Miller has provided a sourcebook for the study of women...
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