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. 91, No. 1, January

A Catholic in the White House? Religion, Politics, and John F. Kennedy's Presidential Campaign
A Catholic in the White House? Religion, Politics, and John F. Kennedy's Presidential Campaign. By Thomas J. Carty. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2004. Pp. viii, 215. $39.95 hardcover.)The author, Thomas J. Carty, assistant professor of history at Springfield...
Adrian IV the English Pope (1154-1159): Studies and Texts
Adrian IV the English Pope (1154-1159): Studies and Texts. Edited by Brenda Bolton and Anne J. Duggan. [Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Co. 2002. Pp. xv, 343. $84.95.)The occasion for this volume...
Archbishop A.-A. Taché of St. Boniface: The "Good Fight" and the Illusive Vision
Canadian Archbishop A.-A. Taché of St. Boniface: The "Good Fight" and the Illusive Vision. By Raymond J. A. Huel. (Edmonton, Alberta: The University of Alberta Press, Western Canadian Publishers. 2003. Pp. xxv, 439. Paperback.)For years, specialists...
Bernard of Clairvaux: On the Life of the Mind/Bernard of Clairvaux: On the Spirituality of Relationship
Bernard of Clairvaux: On the Life of the Mind. By John R. Sommerfeldt. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Newman Press/Paulist Press. 2004. Pp. xviii, 197. $19.95 paperback.)Bernard of Clairvaux: On the Spirituality of Relationship. By John R. Sommerfeldt. (Mahwah,...
Dai Margini la Memoria. Johannes Hinderbach (1418-1486)
Dai margini la memoria. Johannes Hinderbach (1418-1486). By Daniela Rando. [Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento. Monografie, 37.] (Bologna:Società editrice il Mulino. 2003. Pp. 575. euro33.00 paperback.)This book is best understood...
Das Ende der Doppelten Schutzherrschaft: Der Heilige Stuhl Und Die Juden Am ÜBergang Zur Moderne (1775-1870)
Das Ende der doppelten Schutzherrschaft: Der Heilige Stuhl und die Juden am Übergang zur Moderne (1775-1870). By Thomas Brechenmacher. ["Päpste und Papsttum," Band 32.] (Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann. 2004. Pp. viii, 513; 5 plates.)This is a learned book,...
Discussions and Arguments on Various Subjects
Late Modern European Discussions and Arguments on Various Subjects. By John Henry Cardinal Newman. With an Introduction by James Tolhurst and Notes by the late Gérard Tracey, completed by James Tolhurst. [The Works of Cardinal John Henry Newman, Birmingham...
Early Medieval Bible Illumination and the Ashburnham Pentateuch
Early Medieval Bible Illumination and the Ashburnham Pentateuch. By Dorothy Verkerk. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2004. Pp. x, 262; 36 black-and-white illustrations. $75.00.)It is important to recognize -what the book is not, and what it is....
Edith Stein
Edith Stein. By Sarah Borden. [Outstanding Christian Thinkers.] (New York: Continuum. 2003. Pp. x, 155. $23-95 paperback.)Sarah Borden has created in Edith Stein a welcome volume about Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, 1891-1942) containing...
Francis of Assisi: Performing the Gospel Life
Cunningham, Lawrence S. Francis of Assisi: Performing the Gospel Life. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: W.E. Erdmans Publishing Company. 2004. Pp. xii, 160. $14.00 paperback.)The life of Saint Francis of Assisi has been interpreted by a succession of biographers,...
From Penitence to Charity: Pious Women and the Catholic Reformation in Paris
From Penitence to Charity: Pious Women and the Catholic Reformation in Paris. By Barbara B. Diefendorf. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2004. Pp. xii, 340.)The era of the "Mystical Invasion," that time of extraordinary religious fervor in early seventeenth-century...
God and the Goddesses: Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages
God and the Goddesses: Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages. By Barbara Newman. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2003. Pp. xv, 446. $42.50.)In God and the Goddesses, Barbara Newman addresses the intrusion of female polytheism...
He Spared Himself in Nothing: Essays on the Life and Thought of St. John Nepomucene Neumann, C.Ss.R
He Spared Himself in Nothing: Essays on the Life and Thought of St. John Nepomucene Neumann, C.Ss.R. Edited by Joseph F. Chorpenning, O.S.ES. (Philadelphia: St. Joseph's University Press. 2003. Pp. xx, 220. $35.00.)Celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary...
Historia Contra Mythos. Die Schriftauslegung Diodors Von Tarsus Und Theodors Von Mopsuestia Im Widerstreit Zu Kaiser Julians Und Salustius' Allegorischem Mythenverständnis
AncientHistoria contra Mythos. Die Schriftauslegung Diodors von Tarsus und Theodors von Mopsuestia im Widerstreit zu Kaiser Julians und Salustius' allegorischem Mythenverständnis. By Felix Thome. [Hereditas: Studien zur Alten Kirchengeschichte, 24.]...
Iglesia, Justicia Y Sociedad En la Nueva España. la Audiencia del Arzobispado De México, 1528-1668
Latin American Iglesia, Justicia y Sociedad en la Nueva España. La Audiencia del Arzobispado de México, 1528-1668. By Jorge E. Traslosheros. (Mexico City: Editorial Porrúa México and Universidad Iberoamericana. 2004. Pp. xvi, 219. Paperback.)While most...
Inquisitorial Inquiries: Brief Lives of Secret Jews & Other Heretics
Early Modern European Inquisitorial Inquiries: Brief Lives of Secret Jews & Other Heretics. Edited and translated by Richard L. Kagan and Abigail Dyer. (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2004. Pp. xiv, 199. $48.00 hardcover; $19.95 paperback.)This...
John Foxe and His World
John Foxe and His World. Edited by Christopher Highley and John N. King [St Andrews Studies in Reformation History.) (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing. 2002. Pp. xix, 297. $99.95.)Scholarly investigation of what Christopher Highley here calls...
Kirche Und Katholizimus Seit 1945. Band 4: Die Britischen Inseln Und Nord-Amerika
Kirche und Katholizimus seit 1945. Band 4: Die britischen Inseln und Nord-amerika. Edited by Erwin Gatz. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh. 2002. Pp. 150. euro22.80.)In four chapters of unequal length this modest but well produced book informs German-speaking...
L'archivio Particolare Di Pio X: Cenni Storici E Inventario
L'archivio particolare di Pio X: Cenni storici e inventario. By Alejandro M. Dieguez. [Collectanea Archivi Vaticani, vol. 51.] (Vatican City: Archivio Segreto Vaticano. 2003. Pp. xxxii, 500. euro30 paperback.)The title of this oversized volume accurately...
Le Gallicanisme De Sorbonne: Chroniques De la Faculté De Théologie De Paris (1657-1688)
Le Gallicanisme de Sorbonne: Chroniques de la Faculté de Théologie de Paris (1657-1688). By Jacques M. Gres-Gayer. [Bibliothèque d'histoire moderne et contemporaine, Vol. 11.] (Paris: Honoré Champion Editeur. 2002. Pp. 579.)The Faculty of Theology of...
L'eresia Dei Perfetti: Inquisizione Romana Ed Esperienze Mistiche Nel Seicento Italiano
L'eresia dei perfetti: Inquisizione romana ed esperienze mistiche nel Seicento italiano. By Adelisa Malena. [Terni e testi, 47: "Tribunali della fede."] (Rome: Edizioni di storia e letteratura. 2003. Pp. xviii, 318. euro39.00 paperback.)Adelisa Malena...
Les Suppliques De la Pénitencerie Apostolique Pour Les Diocèses De Cambrai, Liège, Thérouanne et Tournai (1410-1411)
Les suppliques de la Pénitencerie Apostolique pour les Diocèses de Cambrai, Liège, Thérouanne et Tournai (1410-1411). Edited by Monique Maillard-Luypaert. [Analecta Vaticano-Belgica, Première Série, Volume 34.] (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers...
L'Opera Salesiana Dal 1880 Al 1922: Significatività E Portata Sociale. Volume I: Contesti, Quadri Generali, Interpretazioni; Volume II: Esperienze Particolari in Europa, Africa, Asia; Volume III: Esperienze Particolari in America Latina
L'Opera Salesiana dal 1880 al 1922: Significatività e portata sociale. Volume I: Contesti, quadri generali, interpretazioni; Volume II: Esperienze particolari in Europa, Africa, Asia; Volume III: Esperienze particolari in America Latina. Edited by Francesco...
Notes and Comments
Conferences, Congresses, and MeetingsA conference in honor of Christopher Kauffman will be held at the University of Notre Dame on April 8 and 9, 2005, under the title, "The Future of American Catholic History." Full information may be obtained from...
On the Communion of Damasus and Meletius: Fourth-Century Synodal Formulae in the Codex Veronensis LX (with Critical Edition and Translation)
On the Communion of Damasus and Meletius: Fourth-Century Synodal Formulae in the Codex Veronensis LX (with critical edition and translation). By Lester L. Field, Jr. [Studies and Texts 145.) (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. 2004....
Pirro Ligorio: The Renaissance Artist, Architect, and Antiquarian
Pirro Ligorio: The Renaissance Artist, Architect, and Antiquarian. By David R. Coffin. (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 2004.Pp. xv, 226. $55.00.)The present volume is the most authoritative exploration of the life and work...
Power Made Visible: Pope Sixtus IV as Urbis Restaurator in Quattrocento Rome
A single medal, commemorating the completion of the bridge, the Ponte Sisto, captures the duality of Pope Sixtus IV's (Francesco della Rovere, 1471-1484) official role as spiritual leader and his chosen role as urban renovator. The medal features a profile...
Prophet of the Christian Social Manifesto: Joseph Husslein, S.J.: His Life, Work, & Social Thought
Prophet of the Christian Social Manifesto: Joseph Husslein, S.J.: His Life, Work, & Social Thought. By Stephen A. Werner. [Marquette Studies in Theology, No. 24.] (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press. 2001. Pp. 187. $20.00 paperback.)Joseph Husslein,...
Queenship and Sanctity: The "Lives" of Mathilda and the "Epitaph" of Adelheid
Queenship and Sanctity: The "Lives" of Mathilda and the "Epitaph" of Adelheid. Translated with an introduction and notes by Sean Gilsdorf. (Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press. 2004. Pp. xviii, 221. $24.95 paperback.)Although...
Quoniam Abundavit Iniquitas: Dominicans as Inquisitors, Inquisitors as Dominicans
QUONIAM ABUNDAVIT INIQUITAS: DOMINICANS AS INQUISITORS, INQUISITORS AS DOMINICANS Praedicatores, Inquisitores. I. The Dominicans and the Medieval Inquisition. Acts of the 1st Internatonal Seminar on the Dominicans and the Inquisition. Edited by Wolfram...
Religious Pioneers: Building the Faith in the Archdiocese of New Orleans
American Religious Pioneers: Building the Faith in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Edited by Dorothy Dawes and Charles Nolan. (Chelsa, Michigan: Sheridan Books. 2004. Pp. xxvi, 398. $30.00.)Archivists Dorothy Dawes and Charles Nolan have made a valuable...
Resisting the Third Reich. the Catholic Clergy in Hitler's Berlin
Resisting the Third Reich. The Catholic Clergy in Hitler's Berlin. By Kevin P. Spicer. (De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press. 2004. Pp. xii, 254. $36.00.)In 1933 the majority of German Catholics greeted the Nazis' rise to power with enthusiasm....
Rome 1300: On the Path of the Pilgrim
Rome 1300: On the Path of the Pilgrim. By Herbert L. Kessler and Johanna Zacharias. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 2000. Pp. 288. $35.00.)Late in the year 1299 pilgrims imbued with expectations of plenary indulgences began to congregate...
Sacred Tracks: 2000 Years of Christian Pilgrimage
Sacred Tracks: 2000 Years of Christian Pilgrimage. By James Harpur. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2002. Pp. 192. $29.95 paperback.)This nicely illustrated and well written volume focuses on some of the most famous pilgrimage routes and sites...
Sanctifying Signs: Making Christian Tradition in Late Medieval England
Sanctifying Signs: Making Christian Tradition in Late Medieval England. By David Aers. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2004. Pp. xiii, 281. $55.00 cloth; $25.00 paper.)In Sanctifying Signs, David Aers continues his incisive examination...
Sankt Raphaels Verein and German-Catholic Emigration to Canada from 1919 to 1939
By the 1860's members of the Catholic Church administration had observed German emigrants suffering in domestic harbors and paying exorbitant prices for basic goods. They became concerned about the health and welfare of these emigrants culminating in...
Silent Music: The Life, Work, and Thought of St. John of the Cross
Silent Music: The Life, Work, and Thought of St. John of the Cross. By R. A. Herrera. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2004. Pp. viii, 166. $ 16.00 paperback.)In the four hundred years since his death, St. John of the...
Spiritual Seeing: Picturing God's Invisibility in Medieval Art
Medieval Spiritual Seeing: Picturing God's Invisibility in Medieval Art. By Herbert L. Kessler. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2000. Pp. xv, 265.)This fascinating book is largely composed of eight essays in which the author in general...
The Anointment of Dionisio: Prophecy and Politics in Renaissance Italy
The Anointment of Dionisio: Prophecy and Politics in Renaissance Italy. By Marion Leathers Kuntz. (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 2001. Pp. xviii, 446. $55.00.)In February of 1563, a certain Dionisio Gallo, rector of the Collège...
The Beginnings of English Protestantism
The Beginnings of English Protestantism. Edited by Peter Marshall and Alec Ryrie. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2002. Pp. xi, 242. $55.00 hardback; $20.00 paperback.)For generations the first English Protestants were regarded as the harbingers...
The History of the Holy War: Ambroise's Estoire De la Guerre Sainte, Volume I/The History of the Holy War: Ambroise's Estoire De la Guerre Sainte; Volume II
The History of the Holy War: Ambroise's Estoire de la Guerre Sainte, Volume I: Text edited by Marianne Ailes and Malcolm Barber. The History of the Holy War: Ambroise's Estoire de la Guerre Sainte; Volume II: Translation by Marianne Ailes with notes...
"The Indians Generally Love Their Wives and Children": Native American Marriage and Sexual Practices in Missions San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San José
"Fornication," wrote Fathers Magín Catalá and José Viader in 1814, ranked "first" among "the most dominant vices of the Indians" at Mission Santa Clara, near the San Francisco Bay in Alta California.1 Other missionaries agreed. "The dominant vices of...
The Letters of Baron Friedrich Von Hügel and Maude D. Petre: The Modernist Movement in England
The Letters of Baron Friedrich von Hügel and Maude D. Petre: The Modernist Movement in England. Edited with Introduction by James J. Kelly. [Annua Nuntia Lovaniensia, Vol. XLIV.] Leuven: Peelers. 2003. Pp. xxxiii, 196. Paperback.)For roughly half a century...
The Lollards
The Lollards. By Richard Rex. [Social History in Perspective.] (New York: Palgrave. 2002. Pp. xv, 188. $65.00 hardback, $21.95 paperback.)The stated aspiration of this short volume, by the Tudor historian Richard Rex, is to replace K. B. McFarlane's...
The Navajo as Seen by the Franciscans, 1898-1921: A Sourcebook
The Navajo as Seen by the Franciscans, 1898-1921: A Sourcebook. Edited by Howard M. Bahr. [Native American Resources Series, No. 4.] (Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2004. Pp. xxxviii, 606. $60.00.)Howard Bahr's The Navajo as Seen by the...
The Origins of Women's Activism: New York and Boston, 1794-1840
The Origins of Women's Activism: New York and Boston, 1794-1840. By Anne M. Boylan. (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. 2002. Pp. xv, 343. $49.95 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.)Few historians have attempted to incorporate Catholics into...
The Procurator General of the Castilian Assembly of the Clergy, 1592-1741
In early modern Europe, princes regularly convened representative institutions to obtain financial contributions. Some of these institutions, such as the Iberian Cortes, the English Parliament, or the French Estates General, were constitutional (i.e.,...
The Seafaring Saint: Sources and Analogues of the Twelfth-Century Voyage of Saint Brendan
The Seafaring Saint: Sources and Analogues of the Twelfth-Century Voyage of Saint Brendan. By Clara Strijbosch. Translated by Thea Summerfield. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distributed by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2000. Pp. x, 325. $65.00.)The main aim...
The Slaughter of Cities: Urban Renewal as Ethnic Cleansing
The Slaughter of Cities: Urban Renewal as Ethnic Cleansing. By E. Michael Jones. (South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine's Press. 2004. Pp. x, 668. $40.00.)This is one of the worst books I have ever read, at least of the academic variety. It would probably...
The Spirit and the Flesh in Shandong, 1650-1785
Chinese The Spirit and the Flesh in Shandong, 1650-1785. By David E. Mungello. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield. 2001. Pp. xiv, 210. $70.00 clothbound; $26.95 paperback.)Catholicism first reached China in the Mongol period, when Franciscan missionaries...
The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Century
General The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Doris L. Bergen. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2004. Pp. xiv, 298. $37.50 hardback; $18.00 paperback.)Military chaplaincy...