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. 87, No. 4, October

A Friend among the Senecas: The Quaker Mission to Cornplanter's People
A Friend among the Senecas: The Quaker Mission to Cornplanter's People. By David Swatzler. (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books. 2000. Pp. xv, 319. $24.95.) The Seneca people of the Six Nations Iroquois confederacy emerged badly bruised from...
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A Journey into Christian Art
A Journey into Christian Art. By Helen de Borchgrave. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 2000. Pp. 223; 103 color, 2 black-and-white illustrations. $35.00.) Although it looks and feels something like a textbook, this beautifully illustrated volume has neither...
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Alle Orgini dell'Universita Dell' Aquila. Cultura, Universita, Collegi Gesuitici All'inizio Dell'eta Moderna in Italia Meridionale. Atti del Convegno Internazionale
Alle origini dell'Universita dellAquila. Cultura, universitY, collegi gesuitici all'inizio dell eta moderna in Italia meridionale. Atti del convegno internazionale di studt promosso dalla Compagnia di Gesu e dall'Uni versita dell Aquila nel IV centenario...
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Bibliografische Inleiding Tot De Belgische Kloostergeschiedenis Voor 1796
Bibliografische Inleiding tot de Belgische Kloostergeschiedenis voor 1796. 23 fascicles. [Brussels: Algemeen Rijksarchief. 1996-1999.] This handy collection of twenty-three bibliographical studies will be of greatest use to specialists in the history...
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Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France. Volume 1: The Clerical Establishment and Its Social Ramifications; Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion
Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France. Volume 1: The Clerical Establishment and its Social Ramifications; Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion. By John McManners. [The Oxford History of the Christian Church.] (New...
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Court and Piety in Late Anglo-Saxon England
Introduction Already, by the early twelfth century, the kind of piety practiced by Anglo-Scandinavian elites in the late tenth and early eleventh centuries was considered old-fashioned, even vulgar. The almost complete annihilation of the upper reaches...
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Die Kanoniker Von S. Giovanni in Laterano Und S. Maria Maggiore Im 14. Jahrhundert: Eine Prosopographie
Die Kanoniker von S. Giovanni in Laterano and S. Maria Maggiore im 14. Jahrhundert Eine Prosopographie. By Andreas Rehberg. [Bibliothek des deutschen historischen Institute in Rom, Band 89.] (Tubingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. 1999. Pp. viii, 565. 162.00...
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Dreams, Vision, and Spiritual Authority in Merovingian Gaul
Dreams, Visions, and Spiritual Authority in Merovingian Gaul. By Isabel Moreira. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 2000. Pp. xiii, 262. $49.95.) "Your old men will dream dreams," according to the prophet Joel. But he had not said anything...
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Educating the Faithful: Religion, Schooling, and Society in Nineteenth-Century France
Educating the Faithful: Religion, Schooling, and Society in Nineteenth-Century France. By Sarah A. Curtis. (De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press. 2000. Pp. xii, 255. $38.00.) The current historiography of nineteenth-century French education, Sarah...
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Encyclopedia of Monasticism
Encyclopedia of Monasticism. Edited by William M. Johnston. 2 volumes. (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. 2000. Pp. xxxiv, 797; xii, 799-1556. $295.00.) The torrent of research in many disciplines over the last thirty-five years has brought us to...
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Entstehung Und Entfaltung der Theologischen Enzyklopadie
Entstehung und Entfaltung der theologischen Enzyklopadie. By Leonhard Hell. [Veroffentlichungen des Instituts fur Europaische Geschichte Mainz, Abteilung abendlandische Religionsgeschichte, Band 176.] (Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern. 1999. Pp. ix,...
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Fire & Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834
Fire & Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834. By Nancy Lusignan Schultz. (NewYork: Free Press. 2000. Pp. xiii, 317. $25.00.) Is there a more dramatic single episode in American Catholic history than the destruction of the Ursuline convent...
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Francisco De Borja, Grande De Espana / la Accion Diplomatica De Franciso De Borja Al Servicio del Pontificado
Francisco de Borja, Grande de Esparta. By Enrique Garcia Hernan. [Coleccion Biografia, 29 (Valencia: Diputacio de Valencia, Institucio Alfons el Magnanim. 1999. Pp. 302.) La accion diplomatica de Francisco de Borja al servicio del Pontificado 1571-1572....
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How to Recover the Holy Land. the Crusade Proposals of the Late Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries
How to Recover the Holy Land. The Crusade Proposals of the Late Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries. By Antony Leopold. (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate. 2000. Pp. x, 231. $79.95.) By the third quarter of the thirteenth century it was becoming increasingly...
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I Gesuiti El l'Illuminismo. Politica E Religione in Austria E nell'Europa Centrale (1773-1798)
I Gesuiti e l'Illuminismo. Politica religione in Austria e nell'Europa centrale (1773-1798). By Antonio Trampus. [Facolta di Lettere e Filosofia, Fondo di studi Parini-Chirio, University degli Studi di Torino, Nuova Serie, 5.] (Florence: Casa Editrice...
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Il Mezzogiorno d'Italia E le Istituzioni Educative Salesiane. Richieste E Fondazioni (1879-1922). Fonti per Lo Studio
Il Mezzogiorno d'Italia e le Istituzioni Educative Salesiane. Richieste e Fondazioni (1879-1922). Fonts per to studio. By Francesco Casella. [Istituto Storico Calesiano, Studs-15.] (Rome: LAS [Libreria Ateneo Salesiano]. 2000. Pp. 831. Lire 80.000 paperback.)...
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'In the Footsteps of the Ancients': The Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni
In the Footsteps of the Ancients.- The Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni. By Ronald G. Witt. [Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought, Volume LXXIV.] (Leiden: E. J. Brill. 2000. Pp. xiii, 562. $162.00.) Ronald Witt's new book, recipient in...
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Inventing Catholic Identities in Twentieth-Century Spain: The Virgin Bien-Aparecida, 1904-1910
Since The Invention of Tradition, the collective volume edited by Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger, was first published in 1983, a tremendous amount of historical research has been done along the lines proposed by the contributors to this most inspiring...
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Irlanda Y El Rey Prudente / an Irish Prisoner of Conscience in the Tudor Era: Archibishop Richard Creagh of Armagh, 1523-1586
Irland y el Rey Prudente. By Enrique Garcia Hernan. [Coleccion Hermes, No. 2.] (Madrid: Ediciones del Laberinto, S.L. 2000. pp. 286; 5 maps. Paperback.) An Irish Prisoner of Conscience in the Tudor Era: Archbishop Richard Creagh of Arnagh, 1523-1586....
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Jansenism: Catholic Resistance to Authority from the Reformation to the French Revolution
Jansenism: Catholic Resistance to Authority from the Reformation to the French Revolution. By William Doyle. [Studies in European History.] (New York: St. Martin's Press. 2000. Pp. x, 109. $11.95 paperback.) For the larger public Jansenism is moral rigorism;...
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Jean-Claude Colin, Marist: A Founder in an Era of Revolution and Restoration: The Early Years, 1790-1836
Jean-Claude Colin, Marist: A Founder in an Era of Revolution and Restoration: The Early Years, 1790-1836 By Donal Kerr. (Blackrock, Co. Dublin: The Columba Press. 2000. Pp. 349. L20.00.) Donal Kerr has written a very informative and valuable biography...
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Johann Ignaz Von Felbiger Und Kardinal Johann Heinrich Von Frankenberg: Wege der Religiosen Reform Im 18. Jahrhundert
Johann Ignaz von Felbiger and Kardinal Johann Heinrich von Frankenberg: Wege der Religiosen Reform im 18. Jahrhundert. By Winfried Romberg. [Arbeiten zur schlesischen Kirchengeschichte, Band 8.] (Sigmaringen: Jan Thorbecke Verlag. 1999. Pp. 191. Paperback.)...
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Joseph Husslein, S.J., and the American Catholic Literary Revival: "A University in Print"
I. Rationale and Organization of "A University in Print" Arnold Sparr described the American Catholic Literary Revival of this century in To Promote, Defend, and Redeem: the Catholic Literary Revival and the Cultural Transformation of American Catholicism,...
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La Guerre Sainte: La Formation De L'idee De Croisade Dans l'Occident Chretien
La Guerre sainte: La formation de l'idde de croisade dans l'Occident cheretien. By Jean Flori. (Paris: Aubier. 2001. Pp. 406. FF 159.) The title of this most most important and challenging book announces Professor Flori's purpose of demonstrating that...
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Le Catholicisme Classique et Les Peres De l'Eglise. Un Retour Aux Sources (1669-1713)
Le catholicisme classique et les Pores de l'Eglise. Un retour aux sources (1669-1713). By Jean-Louis Quantin. [Collection des Etudes Augustiniennes, Serie Moyen-Age et Temps modernes, 33.] (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers. 1999. Pp. 667.170 FF;...
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Left Catholicism 1943-1955: Catholics and Society in Western Europe at the Point of Liberation
Left Catholicism 1943-1955: Catholics and Society in Western Europe at the Point of Liberation. Edited by Gerd-Rainer Horn and Emmanuel Gerard. [KADOC-Studies, 25.] (Leuven: Leuven University Press. 2001. Pp. 319. 1,300 BEF; Euro 32.) In their introduction,...
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Letter to the Editor
July 24, 2001 Dear Editor: Although I have been a member of the American Catholic Historical Association since 1955 (the year of my ordination), little did I think that I would be writing to fellow members and subscribers to the Catholic Historical Review...
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Mexican Phoenix: Our Lady of Guadalupe: Image and Tradition, 1531-2000
Mexican Phoenix. Our Lady of Guadalupe Image and Tradition, 15312000. By D. A. Brading. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2001. Pp. xvii,444.$39.95.) Our Lady of Guadalupe is arguably history's greatest example of the fusion of religious devotion...
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Mount Saint Vincent University: A Vision Unfolding, 1873-1988
Mount Saint Vincent University.' A Vision Unfolding, 1873-1988. By Theresa Corcoran, S.C. (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. 1999. Pp. xvi, 368. $57.00.) In contrast to the United States, where women's colleges flourished in the twentieth...
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Notes and Comments
Association News The chairman of the Committee on Program for the eighty-third annual meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, which will be held in Chicago on January 3-5,2003, will be the president of the Association for 2002, namely,...
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Nuntiaturberiche Aus Deutschland Nebst Erganzenden Aktenstucken: Die Kolner Nuntiatur, Vol. 4: Nuntius Atilio Amalteo, Part 2: 1607 Oktober-1610 Oktober
Nuntiaturberiche aus Deutschland nebst erganzenden Aktenstucken: Die Kolner Nuntiatur, Vol. 4: Nuntius Atilio Amalteo, Part 2: 1607 Oktober-1610 Oktober. 2 Sections (Halbbande). Edited by Stefan Samerski. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 2000. Pp. lxiii,...
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Obituary
Father Alfred Clement Rush, Redemptorist, died at Saint John Neumann Residence, Saratoga Springs, New York, July 11, at the age of 90. Born in Boston in 1910, he obtained his primary schooling in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish School (Mission Church),...
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Paolo Albera and Calogero Gusmao. Lettere a Don Giulio Barberis Durante la Loro Visita Alle Case d'America (1900-1903)
Paolo Albera and Calogero Gusmano. Lettere a don Giulio Barberis durante la loro visita alle case d America (1900-1903). Edited by Brenno Casali. [Istituto Storico Salesiano-Roma, Fonti-Serie Seconda, 9.] (Rome: LAS [Libreria Ateneo Salesiano]. 2001....
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Pius XII Und Deutschland
Pius XII and Deutschland. By Michael E Feldkamp. [Kleine Reihe V & R 4026.] (Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 2000. Pp. 236. DM 29,80 paperback). Michael Feldkamp is the author of scholarly works about relations between Germany and the Holy...
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Rival Jerusalems. the Geography of Victorian Religion
Rival Jerusalems. The Geography of Victorian Religion. By K. D. M. Snell and Paul S. El. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2000. Pp. xiv, 499. $74.95.) The returns that were made on Sunday, March 30, for the 1851 Census of Religious Worship provide...
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Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni, Life and Death in a Venetian Convent: The Chronicle and Necrology of Corpus Domini, 1393-1436
Bornstein, Daniel (Ed. and Trans.). Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni, Life and Death in a Venetian Convent. The Chronicle and Necrology of Corpus Domini, 1393-1436. [The Other Voices in Early Modern Europe.] (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 2000....
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The Architectural Setting of the Cult of Saints in the Early Christian West, C. 300-C.1200
The Architectural Setting of the Cult of Saints in the Early Christian West, c. 300-c.1200. By John Crook. [Oxford Historical Monographs.] (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 2000. Pp. xxv, 308. $85.00.) This book is, in its author's...
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The Cathars: Dualist Heretics in Laguedoc in the High Middle Ages
The Cathars: Dualist Heretics in Languedoc in the High Middle Ages. By Malcolm Barber. [The Medieval World Series.] Pearson Education. (Harlow, Essex: Longman, Pearson Education. 2000. Pp. xvi, 282 117.99.) This is a remarkably succinct account of the...
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The Diocese of Elphin: People, Places and Pilgrimage
The Diocese of Elphin: People, Places and Pilgrimage. Edited by Francis Beirne. (Blackrock, Co. Dublin: Columba Press. 2000. Pp. 403. L30.) Recent years have seen a spate of Irish diocesan histories. In 1995 Oliver Curran produced her substantial, but...
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The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography
The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography. Edited by Margot E. Fassler and Rebecca A. Baltzer. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2000. Pp. xxiv, 632. $65.00.) Liturgy frequently figures...
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The Early History of Greed: The Sin of Avarice in Early Medieval Thought and Literature
The Early History of Greed The Sin of Avarice in Early Medieval Thought and Literature. By Richard Newhauser. [Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, 41.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2000. Pp. xiv, 246. $64.95.) Professor Newhauser begins...
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The Emergence of Monasticism: From the Desert Fathers to the Early Middle Ages
The Emergence of Monasticism: From the Desert Fathers to the Early Middle Ages. By Marilyn Dunn. (Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell. 2000. Pp. viii, 280. $64.95.) What's in a name? Sometimes, a lot, actually. In the preface to The Emergence of Monasticism,...
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The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History
The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History. Edited by Michael Glazier and Thomas J. Shelley. (Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press. 1997. Pp. xi, 1567. $79.95.) This sizable volume provides a valuable resource to both professional historians...
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The First Inter-American Episcopal Conference, November 2-4, 1959: Canada and the United States Called to the Rescue of Latin America
As with the push for the evangelization of African-Americans, and the subsequent efforts to ordain priests from within the same community for service within the United States, to a great extent, both the initiative and the sustaining momentum for an...
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The First Women Religious in Japan: Mother Saint Mathilde Raclot and the French Connection
The nineteenth century was a heady time for Roman Catholicism as Western Christianity insinuated itself into Asian countries populated by millions of potential converts, souls that Catholic missionaries believed needed to be brought into the light of...
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The Frontiers and Catholic Identities
The Frontiers and Catholic Identities, Edited by Anne M. Butler, Michael E. Engh, SJ., and Thomas W Spalding, C.F.X. [American Catholic Identities: A Documentary History.] (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 1999. Pp. xxxii, 221. $25.00 paperback.) Destined...
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The Intimate Friendships of Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton: First Native-Born American Saint (1774-1821
Celeste, Sister Marie, S.C. The Intimate Friendsbips of Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton: First Native-Born American Saint (1774-1821). (lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. 2000. Pp. xii, 212. Paperback.) Women's friendships are being looked at...
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The Introduction of Sociology at the Catholic University of America, 1895-1915
Sociology as a scientific discipline was still acquiring its academic base when the recently founded Catholic University of America opened its department in the field in 1895. It was the first American Catholic institution to offer the subject. Its establishment...
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The People of the Parish. Community Life in a Late Medieval English Diocese
The People of the Parish. Community Life in a Late Medieval English Diocese. By Katherine L. French. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2001. Pp. ix, 316. $59.95.) In one way or another, this book has been in the...
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The Politics of Religion in an Age of Revival: Studies in Nineteenth-Century Europe and Latin America
The Politics of Religion in an Age of Revival: Studies in Nineteenth-Century Europe and Latin America. Edited by Austen Ivereigh. [NineteenthCentury Latin American Series, No. 5.] (London: Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study,...
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The Scriptorium and Library at Monte Cassino, 1058-1105
The Scriptorium and Library at Monte Cassino, 1058-1105. By Francis Newton. [Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology Volume 7.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1999. Pp. xxvi, 421; 4 color plates, 212 plates, 82 figures. $175.00.) In...
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The Trouble with Priests (Their Trials and Truimphs): An Historical Study of the Priests of the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio
Lyons, John E The Trouble with Priests (Their Trials and Triumphs): An Historical Study of the Priests of the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio. (Cleveland, Ohio: Bishop's Press. 2001. Pp. iv, 101. $15.00 paperback.) This work discusses the lives of fourteen...
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The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education
The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education. By D. G. Hart. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1999. Pp. xiv, 321. $38.00.) Darryl Hart of Westminster Seminary reconstructs the Liberal Protestant establishment's...
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The Uses of the Past in the Early Middle Ages
The Uses of the Past in the Early Middle Ages. Edited by Yitzhak Hen and Matthew Innes. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2000. Pp. x, 283. $64.95 hardback; $23.95 paperback.) The old saw that every generation writes its own version of history has...
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When the Church Bell Rang Racist: The Methodist Church and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama
When the Church Bell Rang Racist: The Methodist Church and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama. By Donald Collins. (Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press. 1998. Pp. xi, 177. $29.95.) When the Church Bell Rang Racist is the story of the Alabama-West...
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Wider Den Rassismus. Entwurf Einer Nicht Erschienenen Enzyklika (1938). Text Aus Dem Nachlass Von Gustav Gundlach SJ
Wider den Rassismus. Entwurf einer nicht erschienenen Enzyklika (1938). Texte aus dem NachlaB von Gustav Gundlach SJ. Edited by Anton Rauscher. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 2001. Pp. 208. DM 39.90 paperback.) On December 15,1972, the Kansas City...
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Women & Christianity, Volume One: The First Thousand Years
Women & Christianity, Volume One: The First Thousand Years. By Mary T. Malone. (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 2001. First published in 2000 in Ireland by the Columba Press. Pp. 276. $20.00 paperback.) Malone's indictment of the patriarchal, kyriarchal...
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Zeitzeichen: 150 Jahre Deutsche Katholikentage, 1848-1998
Zeitzeichen: 150 Jahre Deutsche Katholikentage, 1848-1998. Edited by Ulrich von Hehl and Friedrich Kronenberg. Mit einem Bildteil: "150 Jahre Katholikentage im Bild." (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 1999. Pp. 252.39.80 DM.) The German Catholic Conference...
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