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. 83, No. 1, January

A Concise History of the Medieval Church
FRANK, ISNARD WILHELM. A Concise History of the Medieval Church. (New York: The Continuum Publishing Company. 1995. Pp. ix, 153. $18.95.) This is a translation by John Bowden of the second edition of Frank's Kirchengeschichte des Mittelalters (Dusseldorf:...
American and Catholic: A Popular History of Catholicism in the United States
CREwS, CLYDE E American and Catholic: A Popular History of Catholicism in the United States. (Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger Press. 1994. Pp. viii, 167. $11.95 paperback.) Crews's history of American Catholicism focuses upon the interaction of Catholic...
A More Perfect Legacy: A Portrait of Brother Ephrem O'Dwyer, C.S.C., 1888-1978
A More Perfect Legacy: A Portrait of Brother Ephrem O'Dwyer; C.S.C., 1888-1978. By Brother Philip Armstrong, C.S.C. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 1995. Pp. xxii, 402. $29.95.) When in 1943 Father Arthur J. Hope's Notre Dame: One...
An Exile of Ireland: Hugh O'Neill, Prince of Ulster
WALSH, MICHELINE KERNEY. An Exile of Ireland: Hugh O'Neill Prince of Ulster. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Order from ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 1996. Pp. 154. $14.95 paperback.) Dr. Kerney Walsh published Destruction by Peace.: Hugh O'Neill after Kinsale...
A Parish for the Black Catholics of Boston
Introduction It took almost thirty years to establish an all-black parish in Boston from the time of the first organized effort in 1917. Saint Richard's finally opened in 1946, staffed by Josephite priests, as the designated parish of the archdiocese...
Arianism and Other Heresies
ST. AUGUSTINE. Arianism and Other Heresies. Introduction, translation and notes by Roland Teske, SJ. [The Works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century. Part I: Books, Volume 18.] (Hyde Park, New York: New City Press. 1995. Pp. 486. $39.00.)...
A Short Discourse on the Tyrannical Government: Over Things Divine and Human, but Especially over the Empire and Those Subject to the Empire, Usurped by Some Who Are Called Highest Pontiffs / A Letter to the Friars Minor and Other Writings
A Short Discourse on the Tyrannical Government: Over Things Divine and Human, but Especially over the Empire and Those Subject to the Empire, Usurped by Some Who Are Called Highest Pontiffs. By William of Ockham. Edited by Arthur Stephen McGrade; translated...
Augustine
CLARK, MAY T., R.S.CJ. Augustine. (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press. 1994. Pp. xxiv, 136. $35.00 clothbound; $17.95 paperback.) Of the making of books about Augustine there seems to be no end. And that includes general introductions as well...
Augustine and the Catechumenate
HARMLESS, WILLIAM, S.J. Augustine and the Catechumenate. (Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press. 1995. Pp. x, 406. $34.95.) A friend once discovered a volume of Augustine's sermons in translation. He assumed that, with a little adaptation, he...
Black Elk's Religion: The Sun Dance and Lakota Catholicism
Black Elk's Religion:The Sun Dance and Lakota Catholicism. By Clyde Holler. (Syracuse: University of Syracuse Press. 1995. Pp. xxxiii, 246. $39.95 cloth; $16.95 paperback.) This book's title promises more than the book delivers. At best, Holler surveys...
Britische Presse Und Nationalsozialistischer Kirchenkampf. eine Untersuchung der "Times" Und Des "Manschester Guardian" Von 1930 Bis 1939
Brittsche Presse und Nationalsozialtstischer Kirchenkampf Eine Untersuchung der"Times"und des "Manchester Guardian"von 1930 bis 1939. By Markus Huttner. [Veroffentlichungen der Kommission fir Zeitgeschichte, Reihe B: Forschungen, Band 67.] (Paderborn:...
Byzantine Scholars in Renaissance Italy: Cardinal Bessarion and Other Emigres
Byzantine Scholars tn Renaissance Italy: Cardinal Bessarion and Other Emt gres. Selected Essays By John Monfasani. [Collected Studies Series.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Co. 1995. Pp. xii, 351.) This is the second of two collections...
Canada Dry: Temperance Crusades before Confederation
Canada Dry: Temperance Crusades before Confederation. By Jan Noel. (Buffalo: University of Toronto Press. 1995. Pp. xxiv, 310. $50.00 cloth; $19.95 paperback.) In Canada Dry: Temperance Crusades before Confederation, the author examines the social composition,...
Catherine McAuley and the Tradition of Mercy
Catherine McAuley and the Tradition of Mercy. By Mary C. Sullivan, R.S.M. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 1995. Pp. x, 420. $32.95.) As an Irish Catholic church historian I am not pleased with books such as this for several reasons,...
Catholic and Reformed: The Roman and Protestant Churches in English Protestant Thought, 1600-1640
Catholic and Reformed: The Roman and Protestant Churches in English Protestant Thought,1600-1640. By Anthony Milton. [Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1995. Pp. xvi, 599. $79.95.) Some thirty...
Catholic-Marxist Competition in the Working-Class Parishes of Cologne during the Weimar Republic
Catholic-Marxist competition for the political and spiritual loyalties of Catholic workers constitutes one of the central themes of German labor and religious history before 1933. Since 1884, when Franz Hitze charged the Catholic labor movement to "organize...
Changing Witness: Catholic Bishops and Public Policy, 1917-1994
Changing Witness: Catholic Bishops and Public Policy, 1917-1994. By Michael Warner. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wiliam B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 1995. Pp. xviii, 202. $20.00 paperback.) There is a conspiracy. Without using this word, Warner so describes...
Contemplation and Action: The Other Monasticism
GILCHRIST, ROBERTA. Contemplation and Action: The Other Monasticism. [The Archaeology of Medieval Britain.] (London and New York: Leicester University Press. 1995. Pp. xv, 250. $55.00;S5.00.) The title of this book is misleading on two counts. This book...
Contending with Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century
Contending with Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century. By Philip Gleason. (New York: Oxford University Press.1995. Pp. xiii, 496. $35.00.) In 1955 Monsignor John Tracy Ellis launched a lively debate about the quality of American...
Conversos, Inquisition, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain
Conversos, Inquisition, and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain. By Norman Roth. (Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press. 1995. Pp. xvi, 429. $50.00.) There are many books on the conversion of Iberian Jews to Christianity, the establishment of the...
Correspondance De Giovanni Battista De Rossi et De Louis Duchesne (1873-1894)
Correspondance de Giovanni Battista de Rossi et de Louis Duchesne (18731894). Edited by Patrick Saint-Roch. [Collection de L'Ecole Frangaise de Rome, 205.] (Rome: L'Ecole Francaise de Rome. 1995. Pp. 729.) "At that time, as the result of the excavations...
Culture and Political Crisis in Vienna: Christian Socialism in Power, 1897-1918
Culture and Political Crisis in Vienna: Christian Socialism in Power, 1897-1918. By John W Boyer. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1995. Pp. xvi, 702. $37.50.) Like its predecessor, this second and final volume of John Boyer's history of the Christian...
Das Simultaneum: Ein Staatskirchenrechtliches, Politisches Und Theologisches Problem Des Alten Reiches
Das Simultaneum: Ein staatsktrcbenrecbtliches, politisches and theologisches Problem des alten Reiches. By Christoph Schafer. [Europaische Hochschulschriften. Reihe II: Rechtswissenschaft, Band 1787.] (New York: Peter Lang. 1995. Pp. xvi, 168. $42.95.)...
De L'oppression a la Liberte: L'Eglise En Hongrie, 1945-1992. Chronique Des Evenements Ordinaires et Extraordinaires, Temoins et Temoignages
De l'oppression a la libert L'Eglise en Hongrie, 1945-1992. Chronique des evements ordinaires et extraordinaires, temoins et temoignages. By Paul G. Bozsoky and Laszlo Lukacs. [Politiques & Chretiens.] (Paris: Beauchesne. 1993. Pp. vi, 381. 198 E)...
Documentos del Japon, 1558-1562
Documentos del Jap6n, 1558-1562. Edited and annotated by Juan Ruiz-deMedina, SJ. [Monumenta Historica Societatis Jesu, Vol. 148; Monumenta Missionum Societatis Jesu, Vol. 61. Monumenta Historica Japoniae III.] (Rome: Instituto Historico de la Compania...
Elgar, Newman and "The Dream of Gerontius": In the Tradition of English Catholicism
Elgar, Newman and "The Dream of Gerontius":' In the Tradition of English Catholicism. By Percy M. Young. (Brookfield, Vermont: Scolar Press, Ashgate Publishing Co. 1995. Pp. xiii,162. $54.95.) History was made on November 30,1995, when Queen Elizabeth...
Il Giansenismo in Italia, Vol II/1: Roma: La Bolla "Auctorem Fidei" (1794) Nella Storia Dell'ultramontanismo. Saggio Introduttivo E Documenti
Il giansenismo in Italia, Vol. II/1: Roma: La bolla Auctorem fidei" (1794) nella storia dell'ultramontanismo. Saggio introduttivo e documenti. Edited by Pietro Stella. (Rome: LAS [Libreria Ateneo Salesiano]. 1995. Pp. cxl, 745. Lire 80.000.) The bicentenary...
Ireland and the Vatican: The Politics and Diplomacy of Church-State Relations, 1922-1960
Ireland and the Vatican: The Politics and Diplomacy of Church-State Relations, 1922-1960. By Dermot Keogh. (Cork: Cork University Press. 1995. Pp. xvi, 410. L37.50, $62.00 hardcover; 17.50 paperback.) Ireland may still be known to some as "the island...
Jesuit Mission Presses in the Pacific Northwest: A History and Bibliography of Imprints, 1876-1899, Plus Other Early Catholic Presses and a Critical Study of the Lapwai Press, 1839-1846
SCHOENBERG, WIRED P, S J. Jesuit Mission Presses in the Pacific Northwest. A History and Bibliography of Imprints, 1876-1899, Plus Other Early Catholic Presses and a Critical Study of the Lapwai Press, 1839-1846 (Fairfield, Washington:Ye Galleon Press....
John Cardinal Krol and the Cultural Revolution
John Cardinal Krol and the Cultural Revolution. By E. Michael Jones. (South Bend, Indiana: Fidelity Press. 1995. Pp. x, 550.) The author of this book is not a historian. He holds a doctorate in English literature, taught briefly in a Catholic college,...
Katholische Vereine in Baden Und Wurttemberg, 1848-1914: Ein Beitrag Zur Organisationsgeschichte Des Sudwestdeutschen Katholizismus Im Rahmen der Entstehung der Modernen Industriegesellschaft
Katholische Vereine in Baden und Wurttemberg, 1848-1914:Ein Beitrag zur Organisationsgeschichte des sudwestdeutschen Katholizismus im Rahmen der Entstehung der modernen Industriegesellschaft. By Winfrid Halder. [Veroffentlichungen der Kommission fur...
Kirchenreform Und Sektenstiftung. Deutschkatholiken, Reformkatholiken Und Ultramontane Am Oberrhein (1844-1866)
Kircbenreform und Sektenstftfung. Deutschkatholiken, Reformkatholiken und Ultramontane am Oberrhein (1844-1866). By Andreas Holzem. [Veroffentlichungen der Kommission fur Zeitgeschichte, Reihe B: Forschungen, Band 65.] (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh....
La Collection "Sources Chretiennes": Editer Les Peres De l'Eglise Au XX Siecle
Fouilloux, ETienne. La collection "Sources chretiennes": Editer les Peres de l'Eglise au XX siecle. (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 1995. Pp. iv, 238. FF 120.) One of the greatest patristic collections of our time was launched at the most unpropitious...
Le Clerge Du Grand Siecle En Ses Assemblees (1615-1717)
Le clerge du Grand Siecle en ses assembles (1615-1717). By Pierre Blet, SJ. [Histoire religieuse de la France, 7.] (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 1995. Pp. 529.240 E) The assembly of the French Clergy was a collegial institution that originated (1561)...
Le Pape Pie XI et L'opinion (1922-1939)
Le Pape Pie XI et l'opinion (1922-1939). By Marc Agostino. [Collection de l'Ecole Frangaise de Rome, 150.] (Rome: L'!cole Francaise de Rome, 150.] (Rome: L'ltcole Francaise de Rome. 1991. Pp. vi, 820. Paperback.) The reign of Pope Pius XI, claims Marc...
Mexican Americans and the Catholic Church, 1900-1965
Mexican Americans and the Catholic Church, 1900-1965. Edited by Jay P Dolan and Gilberto M. Hinojosa. [The Notre Dame History of Hispanic Catholics in the U.S., Volume One.] (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 1994. Pp. viii, 352. $29.95.)...
Mexican Devotional Retablos from the Peters Collection
CHORPENNING,jOS.rc, JosEPH E, O.S.ES. (ed.). Mexican Devotional Retablos from the Peters Collection (Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press. 1994. Pp. x, 181. $75.00 hardbound, $45.00 paperback.) This is a valuable addition to the growing body...
Ministry and Meaning: A Religious History of Catholic Health Care in the United States
Ministry and Meaning: A Religious History of Catholic Health Care in the United States. By Christopher J. Kauffman. (New York: Crossroad. 1995. Pp. xiv, 354. $29.95.) To sketch the historical development of Catholic hospitals and to explore and analyze...
Missionnaires Au Quotidien a Tahiti. Les Picpusiens En Polynesie Au XIX Siecle
Missionnaires au quotidien a Tahiti. Les Picpusiens en Polynnsie au XIX si4cle. By Pierre-Yves Toullelan. [Studies in Christian Mission, Volume 13.] (Leiden: E.J. Brill. 1995. Pp. xii, 342. $91.50.) This handsomely produced work is not the history of...
More Maya Missions: Exploring Colonial Chiapas
PERRY, RICHARD D. More Maya Missions: Exploring Colonial Chiapas. (Santa Barbara, California: Espadana Press. 1994. Pp. 128. $12.95 paperback.) This small volume is a descriptive guide to the colonial architecture of Chiapas, mostly churches built by...
Nineteenth-Century English Religious Traditions: Retrospect and Prospect
Nineteenth-Century English Religious Traditions: Retrospect and Prospect. Edited by D. G. Paz. [Contributions to the Study of Religion, Number 44.] (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. 1995. Pp. xiv, 232. $55.00.) Denis Paz, himself a distinguished...
Nuntiaturberichte Aus Deutschland. Die Kolner Nuntiatur, Volume VII/3: Nuntius Pier Luigi Carafa (1631 Januar-1632 Dezember)
Nuntiaturberichte aus Deutscbland Die K6lner Nuntiatur, Volume VII/3: Nuntius Pier Luigi Carafa (1631 Januar-1632 Dezember). Edited by Joseph Wijnhoven. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 1995. Pp. xviii, 510.) In 1584, following the short-lived War of...
Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Origins and Sources of a Mexican National Symbol, 1531-1797
Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Origins and Sources of a Mexican National Symbol, 1531-1797. By Stafford Poole, C.M. (Tucson: The University of Arizona Press. 1995. Pp. xvi, 325. $40.00 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.) With the publication of this impressive...
Penitential Sermons in Renaissance Italy: Girolamo Seripando and the Pater Noster
The revival of interest in classical antiquity during the Renaissance had an important effect on the style and content of preaching. Thematic in structure, the medieval scholastic sermon, with its focus on abstract doctrine, had as its principal aim...
Pierre De Berulle et Les Carmelites De France: La Querelle Du Gouvernement 1583-1629
Pierre de Berulle et les Carmelites de France: La querelle du gouvernement 1583-1629. By Stephane-Marie Morgain, O.C.D. (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 1995. Pp. 590. 240 E) I suspect that this book tells more than anyone, except a few French Carmelites,...
Reading the Apostolic Fathers. an Introduction
JEFFORD, CLAYTON N.,WITH KENNETH J. HARDER AND Louis D. AMEz7GA, JR. Reading the Apostolic Fathers.An Introduction. (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. 1996. Pp. xvi, 192.) In a Patristics course, the first authors or works studied are usually...
Reform, Revolution and Reaction: Archbishop John Thomas Troy and the Catholic Church in Ireland 1787-1817
Reform, Revolution and Reaction: Archbishop John Thomas Troy and the Catholic Church in Ireland 1787-1817. By Vincent J. McNally. (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. 1995. Pp. xi, 256. $36.50.) Some members of the nineteenth-century Irish...
Reordering Marriage and Society in Reformation Germany
Reordering Marriage and Society in Reformation Germany. By Joel E Harrington. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1995. Pp. xv, 315. $49.95.) Joel Harrington's book on the sixteenth-century religious reformations' impact on the institution and practice...
Roma Capitale (1447-1527)
Roma Capitale (1447-1527). Edited by Sergio Gensini. [Pubblicazioni degli Archivi di Stato, Saggi 29; Centro di Studi sulla Civilta del Tardo Medioevo San Miniato, Collana di Studi e Ricerche, 5.] (Rome: Ministero per i beni culturali, Ufficio Centrale...
Sacred and Secular. Studies on Augustine and Latin Christianity
MARKus, R.A. Sacred and Secular. Studies on Augustine and Latin Christianity. [Variorum Collected Studies Series: CS 465.] (Brookfield,Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 1994. Pp. x, 324. $89.95.) Robert Markus, retired now for some years from the...
Sapientie Immarcessibilis. A Diplomatic and Comparative Study of the Bull of Foundation of the University of Louvain (December 9, 1425)
Sapientie Immarcessibilis. A Diplomatic and Comparative Study of the Bull of Foundation of the University of Louvain (December 9, 1425). By Erik Van Mingroot. Documentation by Marc Nelissen. Translation from the Dutch by Angela Fritsen. [Mediaevalia...
St. Teresa of Avila: Author of a Heroic Life
St, Teresa of Avila: Author of a Heroic Life. By Carole Slade. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 1995. Pp. xxii, 204. $35.00.) Since the late 1970's, a number of important studies have sought to demonstrate that, far from being spontaneous,...
St. Vincent De Paul of Baltimore: The Story of a People and Their Home
St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore: The Story of a People and Their Home. By Thomas W. Spalding and Kathryn M. Kuranda. (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society. 1995. Pp. x, 299. $24.95.) Founded in 1840, the parish of St. Vincent de Paul has continually...
The American Quest for the Primitive Church / the Primitive Church in the Modern World
The American Quest for the Primitive Church. Edited by Richard T. Hughes. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 1988. Pp. ix, 257. $14.95 paperback.) The Primitive Church in the Modern World. Edited by Richard T. Hughes. (Urbana: University of Illinois...
The Black Death and Pastoral Leadership: The Diocese of Hereford in the Fourteenth Century
The Black Death and Pastoral Leadership: The Diocese of Hereford in the Fourteenth Century. By William J. Dohar. [Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1995. Pp. xvi, 198. $32.95.) The diocese of Hereford is a sufficiently...
The Books of Assumption of the Thirds of Benefices: Scottish Ecclesiastical Rentals at the Reformation
The Books of Assumption of the Thirds of Benefices: Scottish Ecclesiastical Rentals at the Reformation. Edited by James Kirk. [Records of Social and Economic History, New Series 21.] (Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, New...
The Decline and Fall of Medieval Sicily: Politics, Religion, and Economy in the Reign of Frederick III, 1296-1337
The Decline and Fall of Medieval Sicily: Politics, Religion, and Economy in the Reign of Frederick III, 1296-1337. By Clifford R. Backman. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1995. Pp. xxi, 352. $59.95.) After a long period of scholarly neglect, Sicily...
The Execution of John Fisher Viewed through Italian Eyes: A Letter of Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga
News of the beheading of Cardinal John Fisher on June 22, 1535, broke dramatically on a Europe already struggling with momentous religious change.' A little more than a month later Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga wrote to his brother Federico II, Duke of Mantua,...
The Popes and the Jews: From Gelasius to Julius III (492-1555)
The Apostolic See and the Jews. Documents: 492-1404. Edited by Shlomo Simonsohn. [Studies and Texts, 94.] (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. 1988. Pp. xv, 549.) The Apostolic See and the Jews. Documents: 1394-1464. [Studies and Texts,...
The Register of John Kirkby, Bishop of Carlisle, 1332-1352, and the Register of John Ross, Bishop of Carlisle, 1325-1332
The Register of John Kirkby, Bishop of Carlisle, 1332-1352, and the Register of John Ross, Bishop of Carlisle, 1325-1332. Edited by R. L. Storey. 2 vols. [Canterbury and York Society, Vols. IX, LXXXI.] (Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press. 1993,1995....
The Stuggle for the Georgia Coast: An Eighteenth-Century Spanish Retrospective on Guale and Mocama
The Struggle for the Georgia Coast: An Eighteenth-Century Spanish Retrospective on Guale and Mocama. Translated and edited by John E. Worth. Introduction by David Hurst Thomas. [Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Number...
The Way of the Cross Leads Home. the Domestication of American Methodism
The Way of the Cross Leads Home. The Domestication of American Methodism. By A. Gregory Schneider. (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 1993. Pp. xxx, 257. $29.95.) Traditional histories of American Methodism abound. The movement...
They Built Utopia (the Jesuit Missions in Paraguay) 1610-1768
They Built Utopia (The Jesuit Missions in Paraguay) 1610-1768 By Frederick J. Reiter. (Potomac, Maryland: Scripta Humanistica. 1995. Pp. x, 401. $75.00.) The Jesuit missions to the Guarani peoples of Paraguay are usually described as successful ventures,...
Together as a Companionship: A History of the Thirty-First, Thirty-Second, and Thirty-Third General Congregations of the Society of Jesus
PADBERG, JOHN W, S. J. Together as a Companionship: A History of the ThirtyFirst, Thirty-Second, and Thirty-Third General Congregations of the Society of Jesus. [Series TV: Studies on Jesuit Topics, Number 15.] (Saint Louis: The Institute of Jesuit Sources....
Villanova University, 1842-1992: American-Catholic-Augustinian
Villanova University, 1842-1992: American-Catholic-Augustinian. By David R. Contosta. (University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 1995. Pp. xvi, 331. $35.00.) In 1992, our author, in concert with the Reverend Dennis J. Gallagher,...
What Parish Are You from? A Chicago Irish Community and Race Relations
What Parish Are You From? A Chicago Irish Community and Race Relations. By Eileen M. McMahon. (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky. 1995. Pp. xii, 226. $32.95.) Throughout the years the Catholic Irish have combatted the gibes and insults of a...