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. 88, No. 4, October

A Blessed Company: Parishes, Parsons, and Parishioners in Anglican Virginia, 1690-1776
American A Blessed Company. Parishes, Parsons, and Parishioners in Anglican Virginia, 1690-1776 By John K. Nelson. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2001. Pp. xiii, 477. $49.95.) John Nelson has produced the most significant book on Anglicanism...
A Campus Ministry Monsignor Edward J. Duncan and the Newman Foundation at the University of Illinois in the Twentieth Century
A Campus Ministry. Monsignor Edward, j Duncan and the Newman Foundation at the University of Illinois in the Twentieth Century. By Patrick J. Daly, Jr. (Champaign: University of Illinois Services. 2001. Pp. xii, 328; 81 photographs. $29.95.) How does...
Alfonso M. De Liguori E la Civilta Letteraria del Settecento
Alfonso M. de Liguori e la civilta letteraria del Settecento. Atti del Convegno internazionale per il tricentenario della nascita del Santo (1696-1996), Napoli, 20-23 ottobre 1997. Edited by Pompeo Giannantonio. [Biblioteca dell' "Archivum Romanicum,...
American Catholic Lay Groups and Transatlantic Social Reform in the Progressive Era
American Catholic Lay Groups and Transatlantic Social Reform in the Progressive Era. By Deirdre M. Moloney. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2002. Pp. xvii, 267. $49.95 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.) Though hardly catchy, the title exemplifies...
A Remarkable Legacy: The Story of the Secondary Schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
A Remarkable Legacy: The Story of the Secondary Schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. By Francis J. Weber. (Mission Hills, California: Saint Francis Historical Society. 2001. Pp. xx, 154.) This is an informative study of the foundation and development...
Caritas in der SBZ/DDR, 1945-1989: Erinnerungen, Berichte, Forschungen
Caritas in der SBZ/DDR, 1945-1989: Erinnerungen, Berichte, Forschungen. Edited by Christoph Kosters. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh Verlag. 2001. Pp. 257. DM 29.90 paperback.) This volume is the result of a closed meeting sponsored by the German Catholic...
Carteggio Di Agostino Morini, O.S.M. (1853-1874): Vita Quotidiana, Culture E Letture Nel Secondo Ottocento
Carteggio di Agostino Morini, OS.M (1853-1874): Vita quotidiana, cultura e letture nel secondo Ottocento. Edited by Filippo Berlasso, O.S.M. 2 vols. [Monumenta Ordinis Servorum Sanctae Mariae, nova series, I/1-2, published by the Istituto Storico O.S.M.]...
Christianity in Canada: Historical Essays
Canadian Christianity in Canada: Historical Essays. By John S. Moir. Edited by Paul Laverdure. (Yorkton, Saskatchewan: Redeemer's Voice Press. 2002. Pp. xix, 187. $14.95 paperback.) The seminal ideas of well-known Canadian historian John S. Moir are...
Cities of Ladies: Beguine Communities in the Medieval Low Countries, 1200-1565
Cities of Ladies. Beguine Communities in the Medieval Low Countries, 1200-1565. By Walter Simons. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2001. Pp. xv, 335. $65.00.) One of the most intriguing religious movements of the European Middle Ages...
Doing "True Science": The Early History of the Institutum Divi Thomae, 1935-1951
... the Church, which is at home in all times and all places, and adapts itself to all; which blesses and fosters all healthy initiative, and has no fear of the progress, even the most daring progress of science, if only it he true science.1 Science,...
Education and Transformation: Marianist Ministries in America since 1849
Education and Transformation:Marianist Ministries in America since 1849. By Christopher J. Kauffman. (New York: Crossroad Publishing Company. 1999. Pp. xvii, 366. $29.95.) Since the publication of Tamers of Death: The History of the Alexian Brothers...
Encyclopedia of California's Catholic Heritage, 1769-1999
Encyclopedia of California's Catholic Heritage, 1769-1999. By Francis J. Weber. (Mission Hills, California, and Spokane, Washington: St. Francis Historical Society and The Arthur H. Clark Company. 2001. Pp. 1148.) The reverend archivist of the Archdiocese...
For God and France: The Military Law of 1889 and the Soldiers of Saint-Sulpice
On July 15 of that centennial year, the Chamber of Deputies finally passed the Military Law of 1889. Introduced earlier in the decade by the Minister of War, Georges Boulanger, the law in its final form dealt mainly with the issue of conscription and...
Francoise Blin De Bourdon, Woman of Influence: The Story of the Cofoundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame / "Tres Affectueusement, Votre Mere En Dieu." Francoise Blin-French Aristocrat,
Francoise Blin de Bourdon, Woman of Influence: The Story of the Cofoundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame. By Jo Ann M. Recker, S.N.D. de N. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 2001. Pp. iv, 215. $14.95 paperback.) "Tres affectueusement, votre mere en...
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Galileo's Daughter. A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love. By Dava Sobel. (New York: Penguin Books. 2000. Pp. xii, 420. $14.00 paperback.) On a cold December morning in 1613, the young Grand Duke, Cosimo II, hosted a breakfast at the Medici...
Genealogien Zur Papstgeschichte / Genealogien Zur Papstgeschichte
Genealogien zur Papstgeschichte. By Christoph Weber, with the collaboration of Michael Becker. [Papste and Papsttum, Bande 29,1,2.] 2 vols. (Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann. 1999. Pp.cxxxii, 438; 439-980 EUR100.00; EUR100.00.) Genealogien zur Papstgeschichte....
Grazer Nuntiatur, 3. Band: Nuntiatur Des Girolamo Portia Und Korrespondenz Des Hans Kobenzl 1592-1595
Grazer Nuntiatur, 3. Band: Nuntiatur des Girolamo Portia and Korrespondenz des Hans Kobenzl 1592-1595. Edited by Johann Rainer. [Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften: Publikationen des Historischen Institute beim Osterreichischen Kulturinstitut...
Guilds and the Parish Community in Late Medieval East Anglia, C. 1470-1550
Guilds and the Parish Community in Late Medieval East Anglia, c. 1470-1550. By Ken Farnhill. (Rochester, New York: York Medieval Press in association with The Boydell Press. 2001. Pp. ix, 237. $90.00.) Guilds and their activities have figured prominently...
Handbuch der Religionsgeschichte Im Deutschsprachigen Raum, Volume Two: Hoch- Und Spatmittelhalter
Handbuch der Religionsgeschichte im deutschsprachigen Raum, Volume Two: Hoch- and Spatmittelalter. By Peter Dinzelbacher. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 2000. Pp. 555. EUR88.40.) This is the first volume to appear in a planned six-part series on the...
History of Christianity in India, Vol. III: Eighteenth Century
History of Christianity in India, Vol. III: Eighteenth Century. By E. R. Hambye, S.J. (Bangalore: The Church History Association of India. 1997. Pp. xxiv, 562.$40.00.) This book is Volume III of a six-volume series on the History of Christianity in India...
In the Shadows of the Mahatma: Bishop V.S. Azariah and the Travails of Christianity in British India
In the Shadow of the Mahatma: Bishop VS.Azariah and the Travails of Christianity in British India. By Susan Billington Harper. [Studies in the History of Christian Missions.] (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William D. Eerdman's Pubfishing Company; Richmond,...
John Bargrave and the Jesuits
I. An English Exile During the Civil War In May, 1645,John Bargrave (c. 1610-1680), a member of a prominent Protestant family from Kent and a former fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, crossed the Channel to begin, like many other royalist emigres of the...
Kirchenreform Mit Hilfe Des Nationalsozialismus: Karl Adam Als Kontextueller Theologe
Kirchenreform mit Hilfe des Nationalsozialismus: Karl Adam als kontextueller Theologe. By Lucia Scherzberg. (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft. 2001. Pp. 352. DM 58.48; EUR29.90 paperback.) The Tubingen theologian Karl Adam (1876-1966) won...
Konfession, Milieu, Moderne: Konzeptionelle Positionen Und Kontroversen Zur Geschichte Von Katholizismus Und Kirche Im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert
Konfession, Milieu, Moderne: Konzeptionelle Positionen and Kontroversen zur Geschichte von Katholizismus and Kirche im 19. und 20.Jahrhundert. By Johannes Horstmann and Antonius Liedhegener. (Schwerte: Katholische Akademie Schwerte. 2001. Pp. 159.) In...
Les Papes, Hitler et la Shoah, 1932-1945
Les Papes, Hitler, et la Shoah, 1932-1945. By Marc-Andre Chargueraud. (Paris: Labor et Fides. 2002. Pp. 167. Paperback.) In the increasingly contentious debate over Pius XII and the Holocaust, the chief issue has come to be where to place the emphasis...
Loisy et Ses Amis
Loisy et ses amis. By Emile Goichot. [Petits Cerf-Histoire.] (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 2002. Pp. 197. EUR21.) A biographer of Alfred Loisy (1857-1940) faces a daunting task. There is the sheer quantity of publications. In his bibliography of Loisy's...
Notes and Comments
The Spring Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, March 15-16, 2002 Report of the Planning Committee For the first time in its long history, the Association held its spring meeting on the campus of the University of Portland in Portland,...
Obituaries
Christian Ceplecha, O.S.B., of St. Procopius Abbey and Benedictine University,lisle, Illinois, died suddenly on May 29,2002. He was born on July 14,1927, in Berwyn, Illinois, professed vows as a monk of St. Procopius Abbey in 1947, and was ordained to...
On the Suppression of the Society of Jesus. A Contemporary Account
On the Suppression of the Society of Jesus. A Contemporary Account By Giulio Cesare Cordara, S.J. (1704-1785). Translation and notes by John P. Murphy, S.J. (Chicago: Loyola Press. 1999. Pp. xix, 212. $21.95.) The suppression of the Jesuit order by Pope...
Osterreich Und der Heilige Stuhl Im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert
Late Modern European Osterreich und der Heilige Stubl im 19. und 20. Jabrbundert. Edited by Hans Paarhammer and Alfred Rinnerthaler. [Veroffentlichungen des internationalen Forschungszentrums fur Grundiagenforschungen der Wissenschaften Salzburg, Neue...
Paul VI.-Rom Und Jerusalem. Konzil, Pilgerfahrt, Dialog der Religionen
Paul VI -Rom and Jerusalem. Konzil, Pilgerfahrt, Dialog der Religionen. By Thomas Brechenmacher and Hardy Ostry. (Trier: Paulinus Verlag. 2000. Pp. 303. EUR18.90.) With Pope John Paul II's journeys outside Italy approaching the one hundred mark, it is...
Preachers and People in the Reformations and Early Modern Period
Early Modern European Preachers and People in the Reformations and Early Modern Period. Edited by Larissa Taylor. [A New History of the Sermon, 2.1 (Leiden: Brill. 2001. Pp. xviii. 397. $127.00.) Following her two excellent studies on preaching in France...
Psychology and American Catholicism: From Confession to Therapy?
Psychology and American Catholicism: From Confession to Therapy? By C. Kevin Gillespie, SJ. (New York: Crossroad Publishing Company. 2001. Pp. xviii, 214. $24.95 hardback.) In his well-researched and well-written study of the encounter of twentiethcentury...
Reconciling Science and Religion: The Debate in Early-Twentieth-Century Britain
Reconciling Science and Religion: The Debate in Early-Twentieth-Century Britain. By Peter J. Bowler. [Science and Its Conceptual Foundations.] (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2001. Pp. xiii, 479. $40.00.) A common perception of the relationship...
Russkii Katolitsizm: Zobytnoe Proschloe Rossiikogo Liberalizma (Russian Catholicism: The Forgotten Past of Russian Liberalism)
Russkii katolitsizm: Zabytnoe proshloe rossiikogo liberalizma (Russian Catholicism: The Forgotten Past of Russian Liberalism). By Ekaterina Nikolaevna Tsimbaeva. (Moscow: Editorial URSS. 1999. Pp. 184. EUR13.80 paperback.) The provocative title reflects...
Sancta Birgitta. Revelaciones, Book II
Sancta Birgitta. Revelaciones, Book II. Edited by Carl-Gustaf Undhagen and Birger Bergh. (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International. 2001. Pp. 128. SEK 152 paperback.) The publication of this volume and of H. Aili's edition of Revelaciones, Book...
Saving the Heartland: Catholic Missionaries in Rural America, 1920-1960
Saving the Heartland: Catholic Missionaries in Rural America, 1920-1960. By Jeffrey D. Marlett. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press. 2002. Pp. xi, 233.$40.00.) Jeffrey Marlett, assistant professor of religious studies at the College of St. Rose...
Spanish Rome, 1500-1700
Spanish Rome, 1500-1700. By Thomas James Dandelet. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2001. Pp. x, 278. $35.00.) Strong in original material if weak in broader context, this remains an important book about a recurring historical topic, the relations...
Studies in Irish Hagiography: Saints and Scholars
Studies in Irish Hagiography: Saints and Scholars. Edited by John Carey, Maire Herbert, and Padraig 6 Ruin. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distributed in the U.S.A. by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2001. Pp. xii, 418. $65.00.) The year 1997 marked the 14001 anniversary...
The Catholic Church, Human Rights Advocacy, and Indigenous Resistance in Paraguay 1969-1989
Despite the famed seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Jesuit missions, by the mid-twentieth century few indigenous people in Paraguay identified themselves as Catholic. Indigenous ethnicities in Eastern Paraguay largely practiced tribal beliefs and those...
The Celtic West and Europe: Studies in Celtic Literature and the Early Irish Church
The Celtic West and Europe: Studies in Celtic Literature and the Early Irish Church. By Doris Edel. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distributed in the U.S.A. by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2001. Pp. 320. $65.00.) This book consists of a collection of Doris Edel's...
The Conquest of the Soul: Confession, Discipline, and Public Order in Counter-Reformation Milan
The Conquest of the Soul: Confession, Discipline, and Public Order in Counter-Reformation Milan. By Wietse de Boer. [Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought,Volume LXM".] (Leiden: Brill. 2001. Pp. viii, 363. $112.00;EUR91.00.) When Wietse de Boer...
The Holy Blood: King Henry III and the Westminster Blood Relic
The Holy Blood: King Henry III and the Westminster Blood Relic. By Nicholas Vincent. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2001. Pp. xiii, 254. $50.00.) Relics purported to be from the veritable body of Jesus Christ proliferated in Europe in the later...
The Journey of the Diocese of Amarillo: 75 Years on the Llano Estacado, 1926-2001
The Journey of the Diocese of Amartllo: 75 Years on the Llano Estacado, 19262001. (Amarillo: Diocese of Amarillo. 2001. Pp. xvi, 183.) This diocesan anniversary publication, coordinated by Sister Hildegard Varga, O.S.B., vice-chancellor and archivist,...
The Last Letters of Thomas More
The Last Letters of Thomas More. Edited and with an introduction by Alvaro De Silva. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2000. Pp. viii, 214. $20.00.) Alvaro De Silva, who teaches theology at Thomas More College of Liberal...
The Making of a Christian Aristocracy: Social and Religious Change in the Western Roman Empire
The Making of a Christian Aristocracy: Social and Religious Change in the Western Roman Empire. By Michele Renee Salzman. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 2002. Pp. xiv, 354. $49.95.) Michele Salzman's "important and carefully crafted...
The Memory of the Eyes: Pilgrims to Living Saints in Christian Late Antiquity
The Memory of the Eyes: Pilgrims to Living Saints in Christian Late Antiquity. By Georgia Frank. [The Transformations of the Classical Heritage, XXX.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2000. Pp. xiii, 219.) Prominent among the many developments...
The Saints in the Lives of Italian-Americans: An Interdisciplinary Investigation
The Saints in the Lives of Italian-Americans:An Interdisciplinary Investigation. Co-edited by Joseph A. Varacalli, Salvatore Primeggia, Salvatore J. LaGumina, and Donald J. D'Elia. [Filibrary Series, No. 14.] (Stony Brook: Forum Italicum, Center for...
The Scriptorium of Margam Abbey and the Scribes of Early Angevin Glamorgen: Secretarial Administration in a Welsh Marcher Barony, C. 1150-C. 1225
The Scriptorium of Margam Abbey and the Scribes of Early Angevin Glamorgan: Secretarial Administration in a Welsh Marcher Barony, c. 1150-c. 1225. By Robert B. Patterson. (Woodbridge, Suffolk; Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press. 2002. Pp. xxxvi,...
The Spiritual Franciscans. from Protest to Persecution in the Century after Saint Francis
The Spiritual Franciscans. From Protest to Persecution in the Century after Saint Francis. By David Burr. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2001. Pp. xi, 427. $45.00.) The traumatic history of post-Francis Franciscanism has not lacked...
The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories
The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories. By John L. Heilbron. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 1999. Pp. ix, 355; 8 plates. $35.00 clothbound; $18.95 paperback.) A close examination of the relationship between Catholic...
The Uta Codex: Art, Philosophy and Reform in Eleventh-Century Germany
The Uta Codex: Art, Philosophy, and Reform in Eleventh-Century Germany. By Adam S. Cohen. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2000. Pp. xv, 276. $65.00.) Nobody who has seen the Uta Codex, a masterpiece of Regensburg book art and book...
The Virgin, the King, and the Royal Slaves of El Cobre: Negotiating Freedom in Colonial Cuba, 1670-1780
Latin American The Virgin, the King, and the Royal Slaves of El Cobre: Negotiating Freedom in Colonial Cuba, 1670-1780. By Maria Elena Diaz. (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2000. Pp. xx, 440. $49.50.) Historical writing on Cuba has been dominated...
Vitae Episcoporum: Eine Quiellengattung Zwischen Hagiographie Und Historiographie, Untersucht and Lebensbeschreibungen Von Bischofen Des Regnum Teutonicum Im
Vitae Episcoporum: Fine Quellengattung zwischen Hagiographie and Historiographie, untersucht an Lebensbeschreibungen von Bischofen des Regnum Teutonicum im Zeitalter der Ottonen and Salier. By Stephanie Haarlander. [Monographien zur Geschichte des Mittelalters,...