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. 89, No. 2, April

Acts of Faith: The Catholic Church in Texas, 1900-1950
Acts of Faith: The Catholic Church in Texas, 1900-1950. By James Talmadge Moore. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press. 2002. Pp. viii, 263. $39.95.)In 1998 Father James Talmadge Moore retired as professor of history from North Harris College...
Adomnan at Birr, AD 697: Essays in Commemoration of the Law of the Innocents
Adomnan at Birr, AD 697: Essays in Commemoration of the Law of the Innocents. Edited by Thomas O'Loughlin. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distributed in the United States by ISBS, Portland, Ore. 2001. Pp. 77. $55.00.)This small but valuable book is the...
American Catholicism?: John England and "The Republic in Danger"
The first decades of the nineteenth century were a period of phenomenal growth in the Catholic Church in the United States. A relatively small minority at the time of the American Revolution, Catholicism became the single largest religious denomination...
A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair
A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair. By Daniel Jonah Goldhagen. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2002. Pp. 352. $25.00.)A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust...
Bernardino De Sahagun: First Anthropologist
Latin AmericanBernardino de Sabagun: First Anthropologist. By Miguel Leon-Portilla. Translated by Mauricio J. Mixco. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 2002. Pp. xii, 324. $29.95.)The Franciscan priest Bernardino de Sahagun was born in Spain in 1499...
Bishop Von Galen: German Catholicism and National Socialism
Bishop von Galen: German Catholicism and National Socialism. By Beth A. Griech-Polelle.(NewHaven: Yale University Press. 2002.Pp.xi,259. $35.00.)Bishop of Munster from October, 1933, until his death in March, 1946, five weeks after receiving a cardinal's...
Catholic Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democracy
Catholic Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democracy. By Jay R Corrin. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2002. Pp. x, 571. $55.00.)Not the synthesis that one might expect from the title, this book actually focuses on selected Catholic...
Catholics and Jews in Twentieth-Century America
Catholics and Jews in Twentieth-Century America. By Egal Feldman. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. 2001. Pp. xv, 323. $34.95.)Egal Feldman is professor of history emeritus at the University of Wisconsin. He has previously written on...
Claiming the City: Politics, Faith, and the Power of Place in St. Paul
Claiming the City: Politics, Faith, and the Power of Place in St. Paul. By Mary Lethert Wingerd. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 2001. Pp. xv, 326. $29.95.)Mary Lethert Wingerd's Claiming the City: Politics, Faith, and the Power of Place...
Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe
Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe. Edited by Maria Craciun, Ovidiu Ghitta,and Graeme Murdock. [St Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate. 2002. Pp. xviii, 207.$84.95.)This carefully edited collection refines...
Correspondance: Repertoire,Tome 1:1816-1839
Henri-Dominique Lacordaire. Correspondance:Repertoire, Tome 1:1816-1839. Edited and arranged by Guy Bedouelle and Christoph-sAlois Martin. (Paris: Editions du Cerf. 2001. Pp. lxxvii, 1429. euro72.-.)Jean-Baptiste-Henri (later Dominique) Lacordaire (1802-1861)...
Crusade Charters, 11.38-1270
Crusade Charters, 1138-1270. Corliss Konwisser Slack with English translations by Hugh Bernard Feiss. [Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, Volume 197.] (Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University. 2001....
Culte Des Saints et Anticlericalisme. Entre Statistique et Culture Populaire
Culte des saints et anticlericalisme. Entre statistique et culture populaire. By Louis Perouas. [Memoires et documents sur le Bas-Limousin, Vol. XXIV] (Ussel: Musee du Pays d'Ussel; Paris: Diffusion de Boccard. 2002. Pp. xxxiv, 504. Paperback.)It is...
Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Number Fifty-Five, 2001
Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Number Fifty-five, 2001. (Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. 2002. Pp. vii, 408. $100.00.)This issue comprises the acts of two colloquia held at Dumbarton Oaks in 1999, the first on "Byzantine Eschatology:...
Edward Sorin
Edward Sorin. By Marvin R. O'Connell. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2001. Pp. x, 737. $49.95.)This biography of the founder of the University of Notre Dame is exhaustive and definitive. Yet just as O'Connell finds the "author's...
Father Hartke: His Life and Legacy to the American Theater
Father Hartke: His Life and Legacy to the American Theater. By Mary Jo Santo Pietro. (Washington, D.C.:The Catholic University of America Press. 2002. Pp. xix, 383. $39.95.)By way of disclosure, this reviewer notes that his own life was shaped by Gilbert...
Father Mathew, Temperance and Irish Identity
Father Mathew, Temperance and Irish Identity. By Paul A. Townend. (Dublin: Irish Academic Press. Distributed in the United States by International Specialized Book Services, Portland, Oregon. 2002. Pp. viii, 327. $49.50.)Theobald Mathew (1790-1856) is...
Friedrich Von Hugel, Cutbbert Hamilton Turner et Les Bollandistes, Correspondance
Friedrich von Hugel, Cuthbert Hamilton Turner et les Bollandistes. Correspondance. Presentation, edition et commentaire par Bernard Joassart. [Tabularium hagiographicum, vol. 2.] (Brussels: Societe des Bollandistes. 2002.Pp. 157.40euro.)An adequate appreciation...
God's Two Books: Copernican Cosmology and Biblical Interpretation in Early Modern Science
God's Two Books: Copernican Cosmology and Biblical Interpretation in Early Modern Science. By Kenneth J. Howell. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2002. Pp. viii, 319. $39-95.)Both Copernicans and anti-Copernicans employed similar...
"I Will Observe Absolute and Perpetual secrecy:"The Historical Background of the Rigid Secrecy Found in Papal Elections
The title of this address is taken from the oath that cardinals participating in the next papal election will swear repeatedly in the course of a conclave. The oath is found in Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Constitution on papal elections published in...
Johann Michael Sailer: Das Postume Inquisitionsverfahren
Late Modern EuropeanJohann Michael Sailer: Das postume Inquisitionsverfahren. By Hubert Wolf. [Romische Inquisition und Indexkongregation, Bd. 2.] (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 2002. Pp. 273. euro29.80.)From the eighteenth century until Vatican Council...
Jonathan Edwards and the Bible
Jonathan Edwards and the Bible. By Robert E. Brown. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 2002. Pp. xxi, 292. $35.00.)Jonathan Edwards's star has been rising among scholars. Recognized widely as America's greatest theologian, he is also cited as America's...
La Contre-Reforme et Les Constitutions De Port Royal
La Contre-Reforme et les Constitutions de Port Royal. By E Ellen Weaver. (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 2002. Pp. 242. euro29 paperback.)There is no question that E Ellen Weaver's study of Port Royal's Constitutions is a must-read book for scholars of...
Le Cardinal Lienart: Eveque De Lille, 1928-1968
Le Cardinal Lienart: Eveque de Lille, 1928-1968. By Catherine Masson. (Paris: Editions du Cerf. 2001. Pp. 769. 250 FF.)Once again an historian of Catholic France has written a biography of a significant church figure in the grand style of a magnum opus....
Loretto-The Sisters and Their Santa Fe Chapel, Revised Edition
Cook, Mary Jean Straw. Loretto-The Sisters and Their Santa Fe Chapel, Revised Edition. (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press. 2002. Pp. xviii, 118. $22.50 paperbound.)The chapel of Our Lady of Light, more commonly known as "the Loretto Chapel" or the...
Metropolitan Might and Papal Power on the Latin-Christian Frontier: Tranforming the Danish Church around the Time of the Fourth Lateran Council
Even before the Fourth Lateran Council met in the autumn of 1215, contemporaries believed it would be one of the greatest ever convoked. When the archbishop of Lund, Anders Sunesen, tried to excuse himself from attending, Innocent III expressed chagrin....
Monjas Y Beatas: La Escritura Femenina En la Espiritualidad Barroca Novohispana, Siglos XVII Y XVIII
Monjas y beatas: La escritura femenina en la espiritualidad barroca Novohispana, siglos XVII y XVIII. Edited by Asuncion Lavrin and Rosalva Loreto L. (Puebla: Universidad de las Americas-Puebla and Archive General de la Nacion. 2002. Pp. 275. Paperback.)Over...
Obituaries
Stevens-Arroyo, "The Catholic Worldview in the Political Philosophy of Pedro Albizu Campos: The Death Knell of Puerto Rican Insularity" (pp. 53-73); David A. Badillo,"Catholicism and the Search for Nationhood in Miami's Cuban Community" (pp. 75-90);...
Os Salesianos E a Educacao Na Bahia E Em Sergipe-Brasil, 1897-1970
Os Salesianos e a Educacao na Bahia e em Sergipe-Brasil, 1897-1970. By Antenor de Andrade Silva. [Istituto Storico Salesiano-Roma, Studi 14.] (Rome: LAS [Libreria Ateneo Salesiano]. 2000. Pp. 431. Lire 40.000.)This study of the Salesian education in...
Paradise, Death and Doomsday in Anglo-Saxon Literature
Paradise, Death and Doomsday in Anglo-Saxon Literature. By Ananya Jahanara Kabir. [Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 32.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2001. Pp. xi, 210. $70.00.)Ananya Jahanara Kabir's study addresses the Anglo-Saxons'...
Pedro Segura: Un Cardenal De Fronteras
Pedro Segura: Un cardenal de fronteras. By Francisco GiI Delgado. (Madrid: Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos. 2001. Pp. xxvii, 786. euro33.56.)In the political and ecclesiastical history of Spain during the first half of the twentieth century, few figures...
Piety and Pythagoras in Renaissance Florence: The Symbolum Nesianum
Piety and Pythagoras in Renaissance Florence: The Symbolum Nesianum. By Christopher S. Celenza. [Studies in the History of Christian Thought, Volume C1.] (Leiden: Brill. 2001. Pp.xiii, 238. $85.00.)This is a careful edition and translation of a text...
Pius XII and the Holocaust: Understanding the Controversy
Pius XH and the Holocaust: Understanding the Controversy. By Jose M. Sanchez. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2002.Pp. ix, 197. $39.95 cloth; $19.95 paperback.)The first criticism of the silence of Pope Pius XII when confronted...
Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance
Early Modern EuropeanReligious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance. By Lu Ann Homza. [The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, 118th Series.] (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2000. Pp. xxv, 312. $39.95.)Lu...
Shameless: The Visionary Life of Mary Gove Nichols
Shameless: The Visionary Life of Mary Gave Nichols. By Jean L. Silver-Isenstadt. (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2002. Pp.xii, 342. $24.95.)In 1857 Mary Gove Nichols (1810-1884), along with her husband Thomas, were received into the Catholic...
Spain in the Southwest: A Narrative History of Colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California
AmericanSpain in the Southwest: A Narrative History of Colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California. By John L. Kessell. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 2002. Pp. xvii, 462. $45.00.)Herbert Eugene Bolton, before and during his tenure in...
St Birgitta of Sweden
St Birgitta of Sweden. By Bridget Morris. [Studies in Medieval Mysticism, Volume 1.] (Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press. 1999. Pp. xiv, 202. $60.00.)St Birgitta of Sweden is long overdue-not the work itself, which represents the culmination of over...
St. John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology
St. John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology. By Andrew Louth. [Oxford Early Christian Studies.] (Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2002. Pp. xvii, 327.L45.)This book reminds me of the merchant finding a pearl of great price, and...
St Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition
St Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition. By Hilarion Alfeyev. [Oxford Early Christian Studies.] (Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2000. Pp.338.L57.)Alfeyev's monograph on the eleventh-century monk Symeon the New Theologian completes half...
The Black International / L'Internationale Noire, 1870-1878. the Holy See and Militant Catholicism in Europe / le Saint-Siege et le Catholicisme Militant En Europe
The Black International / L'Internationale noire, 1870-1878. The Holy see and Militant Catholicism in Europe / Le Saint-Siege et le Catholicisme militant en Europe. Edited by Emiel Lamberts. [KADOC-Studies 29.] (Leuven: Leuven University Press. 2002....
The Council of Bourges, 1225: A Documentary History
The Council of Bourges, 1225:A Documentary History.By Richard Kay. [Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2002. Pp. xxviii, 599. $114.95.)Except only for the Fourth Lateran Council, the Council...
The Early Modern Papacy. from the Council of Trent to the French Revolution 1564-1789
GeneralThe Early Modern Papacy. From the Council of Trent to the French Revolution 1564-1789. By A. D. Wright. [Longman History of the Papacy.] (London; Harlow, Essex: Longman. 2000. Pp. ix, 335. Paperback.)While the Council of Trent did not issue any...
The Eighty-Third Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association
Report of the Committee on ProgramThe Committee on the Program, consisting of Maureen Miller of George Mason University, Thomas Tweed of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and J. Dean O'Donnell and Frederic Baumgartner, both of Virginia...
The Great Catastrophe of My Life: Divorce in the Old Dominion
The Great Catastrophe of My Life: Divorce in the Old Dominion. By Thomas E. Buckley, S.J. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2002. Pp. xiii, 346. $59.95 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.)This book is packed with narrative, analyses, and divorce...
The Irish in the South, 1815-1877
The Irish in the South, 1815-1877. By David T. Gleeson. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2001. Pp. xiii, 278. $45.00 hardcover, $19.95 paperback.)Hoping to recover the story of "the forgotten people of the Old South," David Gleeson helps...
The Late Medieval Pope Prophecies: The Genus Nequam Group
The Late Medieval Pope Prophecies: The Genus nequam Group. Edited by Martha H. Fleming. [Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, Volume 204.] (Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University. 1999. Pp. xi, 207;...
The Register of Walter Bronescombe, Bishop of Exeter, 1258-1280, Volume Two
The Register of Walter Bronescombe, Bishop of Exeter, 1258-1280, Volume Two. Edited and translated by O. F. Robinson. [The Canterbury and York Society, Volume LXXXVII] (Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press. 1999. Pp.viii, 138. $45.00.)This is the second...
Thy Kingdom Come: Patriotism, Prophecy, and the Catholic Hierarchy in Nineteenth-Century Poland
Few sentences have been more troublesome over the centuries than the second line of the Lord's Prayer: "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.'1 Many Christians have taken comfort in the promise that an earthly kingdom of God...
True Catholic Womanhood: Gender Ideology in Franco's Spain
True Catholic Womanhood: Gender Ideology in Franco's Spain. By Aurora G. Morcillo. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press. 2000. Pp. ix, 214. $36.00.)The Franco regime shared with the Roman Catholic Church a series of assumptions about gender roles...
Uber Die Entwicklungsgeschichte Des Armenischen Symbolums:Ein Vergleich Mit Dem Syrischen Und Griechischen Formelgut Unter Einbezug der Relevanten Georgischen Und Athiopischen Quellen
Ancient and MedievalUber die Entwicklungsgeschichte des armenischen Symbolums:Ein Vergleich mit dem syrischen und griechischen Formelgut unter Einbezug der relevanten georgischen und athiopischen Quellen. By Gabriele Winkler. [Orientalia Christiana Analecta,...
Vita Di San Benedetto, Versione Greca Di Papa Zaccaria
Gregorio Magno, Vita di san Benedetto, versione greca di papa Zaccaria. Edited by Gianpaolo Rlgotti. [Hellenica, 8.] (Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso. 2001.Pp. 150. euro15 paperback.)Fruit of a doctorate under the direction of the lamented Italian Byzantinist,...