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. 82, No. 4, October

Acta Nuntiaturae Polonae, Tomus IX: Vincentius Lauro (1572-1578) Volume I
Acta Nuntiaturae Polonae, Tomus IX: Vincentius Lauro (1572-1578), Volumen I (25 VII 1572-30 IX 1574). Edited by Miroslaus Korolko and Henricus Damianus Wojtyska, C.P. (Rome: Institutum Historicum Polonicum Romae. 1994. Pp. xlviii, 448.)I reviewed for...
A Defense of Galileo, the Mathematician from Florence
A Defense of Galileo, the Mathematician from Florence. By Thomas Campanella, O.P. Translated with an introduction and notes by Richard J. Blackwell. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 1994. Pp. xii, 157. $27.95.)This translation of...
Adultery and Divorce in Calvin's Geneva
Adultery and Divorce in Calvin's Geneva. By Robert Kingdon. [Harvard Historical Studies, 118.] (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 1995. Pp. x, 214. $29.95 hardback; $14.95 paperback.)This volume presents a fascinating series of case...
A History of Christianity in Africa: From Antiquity to the Present
A History of Christianity in Africa: From Antiquity to the Present. By Elizabeth Isichei. (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.; Lawrenceville, New Jersey: Africa World Press, Inc. 1995. Pp. c, 420. $19.95 paper.)There has been a need for...
"A Nation of Beggars"? Priests, People, and Politics in Famine Ireland, 1846-1852
"A Nation of Beggars"? Priests, People, and Politics in Famine Ireland, 1846-1852. By Donal A. Kerr. (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1994. Pp. xiv, 370. $65.00.)This sequel to the author's Peel, Priests and Politics: Sir Robert Peel's...
A Vision Betrayed: The Jesuits in Japan and China, 1542-1742
A Vision Betrayed: The Jesuts in Japan and China, 1542-1742. By Andrew C. Ross. (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 1994. Pp. w, 216. $34.95.)Based principally on selected English-language secondary literature, this attempt at a "synoptic history" offers...
Cajetan et Luther En 1518: Edition, Traduction et Commentaire Des Opuscules d'Augsbourg De Cajetan
Cajetan et Luther en 1518: Edition, traduction et commentaire des opuscules d'Augubourg de Cajetan. Edited by Charles Morerod, O.P. 2 vols. [Cahiers Oecumeniques, 26.] (Fribourg: Editions Universitaires. 1994. Pp. iv, 423, xvii; iv, 425-676. Fr. s. 95....
Christianity and Classical Culture: The Metamorphosis of Natural Theology in the Christian Encounter with Hellenism
Christianity and Classical Culture: The Metamorphosis of Natural Theology in the Christian Encounter with Hellenism. By Jaroslav Pelikan. [Gifford Lectures at Aberdeen, 1992-1993.] (New Haven: Yale University Press. 1993. Pp. xvi, 368. $42.50 cloth;...
Columbus, Confrontation, Christianity: The European-American Encounter Revisited
Columbus Confrontation, Christianity: The European-American Encounter Revisited. Edited with introductions by Timothy J. O'Keefe. (Madison, Wisconsin: Forbes Mill Press. 1994. Pp. vii, 248. Paperback.)This volume gathers together papers presented at...
Cosmos in the Chaos: Philip Schaff's Interpretation of Nineteenth-Century American Religion
Cosmos in the Chaos: Philip Schaff's Interpretation of Nineteen-Century American Religion. By Stephen R. Graham. (Grad Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 1995. Pp. xxv. 266. $22.00 paperback.)The 1880's was a banner decade for the founding of...
Creative Women in Medieval and Early Modern Italy: A Religious and Artistic Renaissance
Creative Women in Medieval and Early Modern Italy: A Religious and Artistic Renaissance. Edited by E. Ann Matter and John Coakley. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1994. Pp. xiv, 356. $36.95.)The fourteen essays gathered in this volume...
Critics on Trial: An Introduction to the Catholic Modernist Crisis
Critics on Trail: An Introduction to the Catholic Modernist Crisis. By Marvin R. O'Connell. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 1994. Pp. xiii, 394. $59.95.)Years of treading through the historiographical minefield of Roman Catholic...
Cultural Interplay in the Eighth Century: The Trier Gospels and the Making of a Scriptorium at Echternach
Cultural Interplay in the Eighth Century: The Trier Gospels and the Making of a Scriptorium at Echternach. By Nancy Netzer. [Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology, 3.] New York: Cambridge University Press. 1994. Pp. xvi, 258. $64.95.)The Trier...
Dietrich Von Hildebrand. Memoiren Und Aufsatze Gegen Den Nationalsozialismus, 1933-1938
Dietrich von Hildebrand. Memon und Aufsatze gegen den Nationalsozialistms, 1933-1938. Edited by Ernst Wenisch. [Veroffentlichungen der commission fur Zeitgeschichte, Reihe A: Quellen, Band 43.] (Mainz: Matthias Gruinewald-Veag. 1994. Pp. 34*, 391. 88.00...
Dreams in Late Antiquity: Studies in the Imagination of a Culture
Dreams in Late Antiquity: Studies in the Imagination of a Culture. By Patricia Cox Miller. (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 1994. Pp. xii, 273. $39.50.)In the Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis, the dreamer Perpetuae says that...
From Ignatius Loyola to John of the Cross: Spirituality and Literature in Sixteenth-Century Spain
From Ignatius Loyola to John of the Cross: Spirituality and Literature in Sixteenth-Century Spain. By Terence O'Reilly. [Collected Studies Series, CS 484.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Co. 1995. Pp. x, 271. $82.50.)Nine of the fifteen...
German Sculpture of the Later Renaissance, C. 1520-1580: Art in an Age of Uncertainty
German Sculpture of the Later Renaissance, c. 1520-1580: Art In an Age of Uncertainty. By Jeffrey Chipps Smith. (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1994. Pp. xxi, 524. $65.00.)This book offers the reader a vast amount of information concerning the...
Giambologna, Narrator of the Catholic Reformation
Giambologna, Narrator of the Catholic Reformation. By Mary Weitzel Gibbons. [California Studies in the History of Art, XXXIII.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 1995. Pp. xviii, 262; 13 colorplates, 81 black and white figures. $50.00.)Mary...
Henry Nutcombe Oxenham: Enfant Terrible of the Liberal Catholic Movement in Mid-Victorian England
HENRY NUTCOMBE OXENHAM: ENFANT TERRIBLE OF THE LIBERAL CATHOLIC MOVEMENT IN MID-VICTORIAN ENGLANDBY WAYNE M. O'SULLIVAN*John Bossy argued that the restoration of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in England in 1850 represented the accomplishment of the clerical...
Historia De la Arquidiocesis De Bogota: Su Itinerario Evangelizador, 1564-1993
Historia la Arquidiocesis de Bogot: Su itinerario evangelizador, 1564-1993. By Luis Carlos Mantilla R., O.F.M. (Bogota: Publicacion de la Arquidiocesis de Bogota. 1994. Pp. xx, 353.)This study considers several themes in tracing the evolution of the...
Ignatius of Loyola: The Pilgrim Saint
Ignatius of Loyola: The Pilgrim Saint. By Jose Ignacio Tellechea Idigoras. Translated, edited, and with a preface by Cornelius Michael Buckley, S.J. (Chicago: Loyola University Press. 1994. Pp. xxviii, 628. $12.95 paperback.)The present work is more...
Il Processo Inquisitoriale del Cardinal Giovanni Morone. Edizione Critica
Il processo inquisitoriale del Cardinal Giovanni Morone. Edizione Critica. Volume VI: Appendice II: Summarium processus originalis; Documenti. Edited by Massimo Firpo and Dario Marcatto. (Rome: Istituto storico italiano per l'eta moderna e contemporanea....
In Hora Mortis: Evolution De la Pastorale Chretienne De la Mort Aux IV et V Siecles Dans l'Occident Latin
In Hora Mortis: Evolution de la pastorale chretienne de la mort aux IV sup e et V sup e SIECLES DANS L'Occident latin. By Eric Rebillard. [Bibliotheque des Ecoles francaises d' Athenes et de Rome, Fascicule 283.] (Rome: Ecole Francaise de Rome. 1994....
Jacques Maritain and the Jews
Jacques Maritain and the Jews. Edited by Robert Royal. (American Maritain Association. Distributed by University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, Indiana. 1994. Pp. viii, 286. $15.95 paperback.)This book brings together papers read at the 1991 meeting...
Juan Mateo Guaticabanu, September 21, 1496: Evangelization and Martyrdom in the Time of Columbus
The first native converts to Christianity in the Americas were baptized on September 21, 1496, on the island of Hispaniola in what is now the Dominican Republic and claimed the palms of martyrdom for the faith less than two years later. Sadly, this first...
Konfession Und Internationales System. Die Aussenpolitik Hessen-Kassels Im Konfessionellen Zeitalter
Konfession und internationales System. Die Aufsenpolitik Hessen-Kassels im konfessionellen Zeitalter. By Holger Thomas Graef. [Quellen und Forschungen zur hessischen Geschichte, 94.] (Darmstadt and Marburg: Selbstverlag der Hessischen Historischen Kommission...
Law and Liturgy in the Latin Church, 5th-12th Centuries
Law and Liturgy in the Latin Church, 5th-12th Centuries. By Roger E. Reynolds. [Variorum Collected Studies series, CS 457.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Company. 19694. Pp. xxi, 318. $89.95.)Canon law collections are arguably the...
Legati E Governatori Dello Stato Pontificio (1550-1809)
Legati e governatori dello Stato Pontificio (1550-1809). Edited by Christoph Weber. [Pubblicazioni degli Archivi di Stato, Sussidi 7.] (Rome: Ministero per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali, Ufficio Centrale per i Beni Archivistici. 1994. Pp. 989.)This volume...
Les Carnets Du Cardinal Baudrillart (1914-1918)
Les Carnets du Cardinal Baudrillart (1914-1918). Texte presente, etabli et annote par Paul Christophe. (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 1994. Pp. 1047. 210FE)Paul Christophe notes that the direct collaboration of Cardifall Baudtillart (1859-1942) with the...
Martin Bucer: Reforming Church and Community
Martin Bucer: Reforming Church and Community. Edited by D. F. Wright. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1994. Pp. xiv, 195. $59.95.)Scholars have long recognized the important place held by the church in Martin Bucer's theology. This collection...
Music & Spectacle in Baroque Rome: Barberini Patronage under Urban VIII
Music & Spectacle in Baroque Rome: Barberini Patronage under Urban VIII. By Federick Hammond. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 1994. Pp. xxiv, 309. $40.00.)Attention given by historians to the opening of the first public opera house in Venice in...
Olivi and Franciscan Poverty: The Origins of the Usus Pauper Controversy
Olivi and Franciscan Poverty: The Origins of the Usus Pauper Controversy. By David Burr. [Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1989. Pp. xii, 211. $39.95.)When Olivi and Franciscan Poverty was published six years ago,...
Pilger, Mirakel Und Alltag. Formen Des Verhaltens Im Skandinavischen Mittelalter (12.-15. Jahrhundert)
Pilger, Mirakel und Alltag. Formen des Verhaltens im skandinavischen Mittelalter (12.-15. Jahruhundert). By Christian Kroetzl. [Studia Historica, 46.] (Helsinki: Suomen Historiallinen Seura. 1994. Pp. 393. Paperback.)Recent years have witnessed a flourishing...
Popular Anti-Catholicism in Mid-Victorian England
Popular Anti-Catholicism in Mid-Victorian England. By D. G. Paz. (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1992. Pp. xiv, 332. $42.50.)Some historians of the English Reformation are of the opinion that anti-Catholicism was more deeply entrenched in English...
Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life: Abortion and the Courts in Canada
Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life: Abortion and the Courts in Canada. By F. L. Morton. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1992. Pp. 371. $19.95 paperback.)This highly readable book is largely an examination of the cross-dueling political careers of two controversial...
Protestant Politics: Jacob Sturm (1489-1553) and the German Reformation
Protestant Politics: Jacob Sturm (1489-1553) and the German Reformation. By Thomas A. Brady, Jr. [Studies in German Histories.] (Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey: Humanities Press. 1995. Pp. xix, 449. $65.00.)In delineating the career of Strasbourg's greatest...
Religion Paysanne et Religion Urbaine En Toscane (C. 1250-C. 1450)
Religion paysanne et religion urbaine en Toscane (c. 1250-c. 1450). By Charles M. De la Ronciere. [Variorum Collected Studies Series, CS 458.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Co. 1994. Pp. x, 319. $95.00.)The nine essays collected...
Religious Orders of the Catholic Reformation. in Honor of John C. Olin on His Seventy-Fifth Birthday
Religious Orders of the Catholic Reformation. In Honor of John C. Olin on His Seventy-Fifth Birthday. Edited by Richard L. DeMolen. (New York: Fordham University Press. 1994. Pp. xxii, 290; 12 illustrations. $30.00.)This Festschrift in honor of John...
Right Thinking and Sacred Oratory in Counter-Reformation Rome
Right Thinking and Sacred Oratory in Counter-Reformation Rome. By Frederick J. McGinness. (Princeton:Princeton University Press. 1995. Pp. xii, 337.)Professor McGinness has made a major contribution to our understanding of preaching in Rome during the...
Robert Persons: The Biography of an Elizabethan Jesuit, 1546-1610
Robert Persons: The Biography of an Elizabethan Jesuit, 1546-1610. By Francis Edwards, S.J. (St. Louis: The Institute of Jesuit Sources. 1995. Pp. xvii, 411. $42.95.)For many years now there haw been calls for someone to complete a scholarly edition...
Sin and the Calvinists: Morals Control and the Consistory in the Reformed Tradition
Sin and the Calvinists: Morals Control and the Consistory in the Reformed Tradition. Edited by Raymond A. Mentzer. [Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, Vol. XXXII.] (Kirksville, Missouri: Sixteenth Century Journal Publishers, Inc. 1994. Pp. ix, 206....
Spiritual Progress in Carolingian Saxony: A Case from Ninth-Century Corvey
In view of the centrality of the evangelical impulse in the New Testament, it is not surprising that the mission of the Church, and even the "Church as mission" should arise as a topic of discussion among Christians. (1) But during the twentieth century...
St. Mary's of Natchez: The History of a Southern Catholic Congregation, 1716-1988
St. Mary's of Natchez: The History of a Southern Catholic Congregation, 1716-1988. Volume 1: The History;Volume 2: Signs of Parish Life. By Charles E. Nolan. (Natchez, Mississippi: St. Mary's Catholic Church. 1992. Pp. xxxvi, 402; x, 403-732. $39.95...
The Baltic Crusade
The Baltic Crusade. By William L. Urban. Second edition, revised and enlarged. (Chicago: Lithuanian Research and Studies Center. 1994. Pp. v, 366.)In the two decades since the first edition of The Baltic Crusade first appeared (DeKalb: Northern Illinois...
The Burdens of Sister Margaret
The Burdens of Sister Margaret. By Craig Harline. (New York: Doubleday. 1994. Pp. xx, 359. $24.00.)This book tells a wonderfully rich story. Margaret Smulders seems to have been a woman who persisted where others might have acquiesced -- she was not...
The Cathedral: The Social and Architectural Dynamics of Construction
The Cathedral: The Social and Architectural Dynamics of Constructions. By Alain Erlande-Brandenburg. Translated by Martin Thom. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1994. Pp. xxii, 378; 161 black-and-white illustrations. $89.95.)This is the translation...
The Counter-Reformation in the Villages: Religion and Reform in the Bishopric of Speyer, 1560-1720
The Counter-Reformation in the Villages: Religion and Reform in the Bishopric of Speyer, 1560-1720. By Marc R. Forster. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 1992. Pp. xiv, 273. $37.50.)Through no fault of the publisher or this journal, this review...
The Forgotten Christians of Hangzhou
The Forgotten Christians of Hangzbou. By D. E. Mungello. (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. 1994. Pp. x, 248. $36.00 cloth.)This book is about the Christian community of Hangzhou, from the early seventeenth to the early eighteenth centuries. The...
The Invisible God: The Earliest Christians on Art
The invisible God: The Earliest Christians on Art. By Paul Corby Finney. (New York: Oxford University Press. 1994. Pp. xxviii, 319. $45.00.)Paul Corby Finney a professor of Roman imperial and early church history in the University of Missouri at St....
The Scandinavian Reformation: From Evangelical Movement to Institutionalisation of Reform
The Scandinavian Reformation: From Evangelical Movement to Institutionalisation of Reform. Edited by Ole Peter Grell. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1995. Pp. xi, 218. $54.85.)This slim volume consists of six essays, two on Denmark/Norway from...
The Spanish Church and the Second Republic and Civil War, 1931-1939
In the last five years, the study of the 1930's Spanish Church has been greatly enriched by two significant events: first, the completion of the twenty-year publication project of Cardinal Francesc Vidal i Barraquer's papers, a truly monumental undertaking;...
The Week of Salvation: History and Traditions of Holy Week
The Week of Salvation: History and Traditions of Holy Week. By James Monti. (Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division. 1993. Pp. 447.$19.95.)This is a very useful history of the Holy Week services of the Catholic Church down to and...
They Came to Teach: The Story of Sisters Who Taught in Parochial Schools and Their Contribution to Elementary Education in Minnesota
They Came to Teach: The Story of Sisters Who Taught in Parchial Schools and their Contributions to Elementary Education in Minnesota. By Annabelle Raiche, C.S.J., and Ann Marie Biermaier, O.S.B. (St. Cloud, Minnesota: North Star Press. 1994. Pp. xvi,...
"Una Citta Infetta": La Repubblica Di Lucca Nella Crisi Religiosa del Cinquecento
"Una Citta infetta": La Repubblica di Lucca nella crisi religiosa del Cinquecento. By Simonetta Adorni-Braccesi. [Studi e testi per la storia religiosa del Cinquecento, 5.] (Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore. 1994. Pp. xvi, 414. Lire 95,000 paperback.)In...
Vitale E Agricola: Il Culto Dei Protomartiri Di Bologna Attraverso I Secoli Nel XVI Centenario Della Traslazione
Vitale e Agricola: Il culto dei protomartiri di Bologna attraverso i secoli nel XVI centenario della traslazione. Edited by Gina Fasoli. (Bologna: Edizioni Dehoniane Bologna. 1993. Pp. viii, 267. Lire 80,000.)This remarkable miscellaneous work is the...
Voracious Idols and Violent Hands: Iconoclasm in Reformation Zurich, Strasbourg, and Basel
Voracious Idols and Violent Hands: Iconoclasm in Reformation Zurich, Strasbourg, and Basel. By Lee Palmer Wandel. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1995. Pp. xii, 205. $39.95.)Do actions speak louder than words, or at least as loudly as words? Are...
William Tyndale: A Biography
William Tyndale: A Biography. By David Daniell. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 1994. Pp. x, 429. $30.00.)When David Daniell's biography appeared as part of the William Tyndale Quincentenary celebrations (1494-1536), I wondered what else could be...
Zeitgeschichte in Lebensbildern. Aus Dem Deutschen Katholizismus Des 19. Und 20, Jahrhunderts, Band 7
Zeitgeschichte in Lebenshildern. Aus dem deutschen Katbolitzismus des 13. und 20, Jabrbunderts, Band 7. Edited by Jurgen Aretz, Rudolf Morsey, and Anton Rauscher. (Mainz: Matthias-Grunewald Verlag. 1994. Pp. 314. DM 48,-.)This is the seventh volume of...