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. 90, No. 3, July

A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People
A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People. By Nadieszda Kizenko [The Perm State Series in Lived Religious Experience.] (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 2000. Pp. xiv, 376. $65.00 clothbound; $22.50 paperback.)Father...
Baffling the Blatant Beast: Robert Persons' Anti-Appellant Rhetoric, 1601-1602
In Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene, BookVI (published in 1596), Sir Calidore, the patron knight of courtesy, is commissioned to baffle the Blatant Beast of slander and repair the damage he has caused. In an ecclesiastical context, it appears that Spenser...
Bernadette of Lourdes: Her Life, Death and Visions
Late Modern European Bernadette of Lourdes: Her Life, Death and Visions. By Thérèse Taylor. (London and New York: Burns and Gates, A Continuum Imprint. 2003. Pp. ix, 335.)Thérèse Taylor sets herself the task of writing a "scholarly biography" of Bernadette...
Between God and Man: Six Sermons on the Priestly Office
Pope Innocent III, Between God and Man: Six Sermons on the Priestly Office. Translated with an Introduction by Corinne J. Vause and [dagger] Frank C. Gardiner. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2004. Pp. xxxi, 131. $19.95 paperback.)About...
Camaldolese Extraordinary: The Life, Doctrine, and Rule of Blessed Paul Giustiniani
Camaldolese Extraordinary: The Life, Doctrine, and Rule of Blessed Paul Giustiniani. By Dom Jean Leclercq and Blessed Paul Giustiniani. Edited by the Camaldolese Hermits of Monte Corona. (Bloomington, Ohio: Ercam Editions. 2003. Pp. xii, 536. $35.00.)This...
Catholic Theologians in Nazi Germany
Catholic Theologians in Nazi Germany. By Robert Krieg. (New York: Continuum. 2004. Pp. x, 234. $24.95.)Krieg's study of Catholic theologians during the Hitlerzeit complements Robert Ericksen's study of Protestants, Theologians under Hitler: Gerhard Kittel,...
Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome. A Descriptive Catalogue: Japonica-Sinica I-IV
Chinese Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome.A Descriptive Catalogue: Japonica-Sinica I-IV. By Albert Chan, S.J. (Armonk, New York, and London: M. E. Sharpe. 2002. Pp. xliii, 626. $145.00.)After the death of Francis Xavier on the...
Creating Christian Granada: Society & Religious Culture in an Old-World Frontier City, 1492-1600
Early Modern European Creating Christian Granada: Society & Religious Culture in an Old-World Frontier City, 1492-1600. By David Coleman. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 2003. Pp. xii, 252. $39.95 clothbound.)"When did Granada become...
Creating Christian Indians: Native Clergy in the Presbyterian Church
Creating Christian Indians: Native Clergy in the Presbyterian Church. By Bonnie Sue Lewis. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 2003. Pp. xix, 304. $34.95 hardcover.)Until recently most historians who have examined encounters between Christian missionaries...
Die Doppelte Konfessionalisierung in Irland: Konflikt Und Koexistenz Im 16. Jahrhundert Und in der Ersten Hälfte Des 17. Jahrhunderts
Die doppelte Konfessionalisierung in Irland: Konflikt und Koexistenz im 16. Jahrhundert und in der ersten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts. By Ute Lotz-Heumann. (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 2000. Pp. xi, 510. DM 198,00.)Traditionally, historiography represented...
Erfurter Juristen Im Spätmittelalter: Die Karrieremuster Und Tätigkeitsfelder Einer Gelehrten Elite Des 14. Und 15. Jahrhunderts
Erfurter Juristen im Spätmittelalter: Die Karrieremuster und Tätigkeitsfelder einer gelehrten Elite des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts. By Robert Gramsch. [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vol. 17.] (Leiden: E. J. Brill. 2003. Pp....
Europa Sacra: Raccolte Agiografiche E Identità Politiche in Europa Fra Medioevo Ed età Moderna
Europa Sacra: Raccolte agiografiche e identità politiche in Europa fra Medioevo ed Età moderna. Edited by Sofia Boesch Gajano and Raimondo Michetti. (Rome: Carocci Editore. 2002. Pp. 432. euro26.40 paperback.)The papers reproduced in this volume were...
Fordham: A History and Memoir
Fordham:A History and Memoir. By Raymond A. Schroth, S.J. (Chicago: Loyola Press. 2002. Pp. xxx, 424. $ 16.95 paperback.)Raymond A. Schroth makes good on both parts of his subtitle: his Fordham is both a history and a memoir. Since he graduated from...
Glimpses of Glory: John Bunyan and English Dissent
Glimpses of Glory: John Bunyan and English Dissent. By Richard L. Greaves. (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2002. Pp. xxi, 693. $75.00.)Richard Greaves is a redoubtable historian of seventeenth-century English Protestantism. Since the 1960's he...
Governing Charities: Church and State in Toronto's Catholic Archdiocese, 1850-1950
Canadian Governing Charities: Church and State in Toronto's Catholic Archdiocese, 1850-1950. By Paula Maurutto. [McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion, Series Two.] (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2003. Pp. xiv, 194....
Gregor VII. Papst Zwischen Canossa Und Kirchenreform
Gregor VII. Papst zwischen Canossa und Kirchenreform. By Uta-Renate Blumenthal. [Gestalten des Mittelalters und der Renaissance.] (Darmstadt: Primus Verlag. 2001. Pp. xiii, 376; 8 illus. DM 59.)Modern examinations of Gregory's skeletal remains put him...
Holy Day, Holiday: The American Sunday
Holy Day, Holiday: The American Sunday. By Alexis McCrossen. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 2000. Pp. xiii, 209. $39.95.)This well-written study of Sunday in the United States provides a fascinating cultural history of rest in America....
Individuals, Families, and Communities in Europe, 1200-1800: The Urban Foundations of Western Society
Individuals, Families, and Communities in Europe, 1200-1800: The Urban Foundations of Western Society. By Katherine A. Lynch. [Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time, 37.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2003. Pp. xiii,...
In the Richness of the Earth: A History of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee 1843-1958
In the Richness of the Earth: A History of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee 1843-1958. By Steven M. Avella. (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press. 2002. Pp. xiv, 799. $45.00 paperback.)In the Richness of the Earth by Steven M. Avella is, in his words, "in...
Kirchengeschichte der Ukraine Im 20. Jahrhundert: Von der Epochenwende Des Ersten Weltkrieges Bis Zu Den Anfängen in Einem Unabhängigen Ukrainischen Staat
Kirchengeschichte der Ukraine im 20. Jahrhundert: Von der Epochenwende des ersten Weltkrieges bis zu den Anfängen in einem unabhängigen ukrainischen Staat. By Friedrich Heyer. (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 2003. Pp. 556.)The first edition of...
Leper Priest of Moloka'i: The Father Damien Story
Leper Priest of Moloka'i: The Father Damien Story. By Richard Stewart. (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. 2000. Pp. ix, 444. $49.00 clothbound; $24.95 paperback.)Blessed Damien DeVeuster of Moloka'i (1840-1889) attracted the attention of authors...
Liturgical Expressions of Episcopal Power: Juan De Palafox Y Mendoza and Tridentine Reform in Colonial Mexico
When the Minister of Culture for the State of Puebla, Héctor Azar, organized the 350th anniversary festivities for the Biblioteca Palafoxiana in 1996, he included a concert of epigraphs and sonnets set to classical music in the city's cathedral. Employing...
Modern Catholic Social Teaching: The Popes Confront the Industrial Age 1740-1958
Modern Catholic Social Teaching: The Popes Confront the Industrial Age 1740-1958. By Joe Holland. (New York and Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 2003. Pp. xii, 404. $29.95 paperback.)This is an original and notable treatment of the modern teaching...
Notes and Comments
Association NewsThe President of the American Catholic Historical Association, Christopher J. Kauffman, has appointed Mary Elizabeth Brown of Marymount Manhattan College to the Committee on the John Gilmary Shea Prize for a three-year term. This year,...
Obituary
Charles E. Ronan, S.J. emeritus professor of history at Loyola University Chicago, died Thursday, April 8, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Chicago. He was born on Chicago's West Side on June 4,1914, and shortly thereafter his family moved to west suburban...
O God of Players: The Story of the Immaculata Mighty Macs
Byrne, Julie. O God of Players: The Story of the Immaculata Mighty Macs. (New York: Columbia University Press. 2003. Pp. xix, 291. $59.50 clothbound; $22.50 paperback.)In this book, a reworked dissertation, the author examines religion by analyzing a...
Olympia Morata. the Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic
Olympia Morata. The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic. Edited and Translated by Holt N. Parker. [The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe.] (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press. 2003. Pp. xxxiii, 275. $22.50 paperback.)The short life...
Philosophy and Politics in the Thought of John Wyclif
Philosophy and Politics in the Thought of John Wyclif. By Stephen E. Lahey. [Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought (Fourth Series).] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2003. Pp. x, 241. $60.00.)In this highly technical work, which justifies...
Popular Politics and the English Reformation
Popular Politics and the English Reformation. By Ethan H. Shagan. [Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2003. Pp. xiv, 341. $75.00 hardbound; $28.00 paperback.)A great deal of expectation rests on...
Propaganda Wars: Stimmen der Zeit and the Nazis, 1933-1935
By 1935 Adolf Hitler had silenced most politically suspect organizations and publications in Germany. Among those targeted were operations associated with political parties, labor unions, socialism, and unco-operative or undesirable ethnic groups and...
Public Presence, Public Silence: Nuns, Bishops, and the Gendered Space of Early Chicago
When the Sisters of Mercy arrived from Ireland in 1843, on the way to their first American home in Pittsburgh, William Quarter joined the priests who greeted them at the New York City dock. Recently appointed bishop of the new diocese of Chicago, Quarter...
Quelle Neutralité Face À L'horreur? le Courage De Charles Journet
Quelle neutralité face à l'horreur? Le courage de Charles Journet. By Guy Boissard. (Saint-Martin: Editions Saint-Augustin. 2000. Pp. 455. euro22.71.)Cardinal Charles Journet (1891-1975) is remembered principally as the Swiss theologian who wrote the...
Registres Du Consistoire De Genève Au Temps De Calvin, Tome II (1545-1546)
Registres du Consistoire de Genève au temps de Calvin, Tome II (1545-1546). Edited by Thomas A. Lambert, Isabella M. Watt, and Wallace McDonald under the direction of Robert M. Kingdon. [Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance, No. CCCLII.] (Geneva: Librairie...
Religion and Nation in Modern Ukraine
Religion and Nation in Modern Ukraine. By Sherhii Plokhy and Frank E. Sysyn. (Edmonton and Toronto: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press. 2003. Pp. xvi, 216.)This is a collection of eleven papers on religious-national trends in twentiethcentury...
Religion in America since 1945: A History
Religion in America Since 1945: A History. By Patrick Allitt. [Columbia Histories of Modern American Life.] (New York: Columbia University Press. 2004. Pp. xviii, 313. $30.00.)Any writer who has attempted to track a subject through a long stretch of...
Religious Art in the Nineteenth Century in Europe and America
General Religious Art in the Nineteenth Century in Europe and America. By Thomas Buser. Book 1 and Book 2. [Studies in Art and Religious Interpretation, Volumes 28a and 28b.] (Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press. 2002. Pp. xv, 242; iv, 243-566.)Ordinarily...
Robert of Arbrissel: A Medieval Religious Life
Robert of Arbrissel: A Medieval Religious Life. Translated and annotated by Bruce L. Venarde. [Medieval Texts in Translation.] (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2003. Pp. xxxv, 156. $21.95 paperback.)The preacher Robert of...
Roman Catholics and Shi'i Muslims: Prayer, Passion, & Politics
Roman Catholics and Shi'i Muslims: Prayer, Passion, & Politics. By James A. Bill and John Alden Williams. (Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press. 2002. Pp. xiv, 194. $24.95; $17.95 paperback.)Seldom has the general public...
Stuart Headlam's Radical Anglicanism: The Mass, the Masses, and the Music Hall
Stuart Headlam's Radical Anglicanism: The Mass, the Masses, and the Music Hall. By John Richard Orens. [Studies in Anglican History.] (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. 2003. Pp. xii, 184. $29.95.)The nineteenth-century Church of England...
Studi Su Clemente Romano: Atti Degli Incontri Di Roma, 29 Marzo E 22 Novembre 2001
Ancient and Medieval Studi su Clemente Romano: Atti degli Incontri di Roma, 29 marzo e 22 novembre 2001. Edited by Philippe Luisier, S.J. [Orientalia Christiana Analecta 268.] (Rome: Pontificio Istituto Orientale. 2003. Pp. 226. Paperback.)The eight...
Tannenberg and after. Lithuania, Poland, and the Teutonic Order in Search of Immortality
Tannenberg and After. Lithuania, Poland, and the Teutonic Order in Search of Immortality. By William Urban. (Chicago: Lithuanian Research and Studies Center. 1999. Pp. xxxii, 500. $38.50 paperback.)For more than three decades, Urban has devoted himself...
Teaching in the "Schole of Christ": Law, Learning, and Love in Early Lollard Pacifism
In June, 1391, while in hiding after being charged with heresy, Leicester's notorious Wycliffite preacher, William Swinderby, wrote a letter to his accuser, the bishop of Hereford, John Trefnant, in which he retracted his earlier recantation and reiterated...
The Battle for Rome. the Germans, the Allies, the Partisans, and the Pope, September 1943-June 1944
The Battle for Rome. The Germans, the Allies, the Partisans, and the Pope, September 1943-June 1944. By Robert Katz. (New York: Simon & Schuster. 2003. Pp. xxiv, 418. $28.00 clothbound; $ 16.00 paperback.)We know what happened afterward: the Normandy...
The Communitarian Third Way: Alexandre Marc's Ordre Nouveau, 1930-2000
The Communitarian Third Way.Alexandre Marc's Ordre Nouveau, 1930-2000. By John Hellman. (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2002. Pp. xxiv, 296. Cdn $55.00, US $39.95.)The decade of the 1930's produced massive turbulence in almost...
The Correspondence of Reginald Pole. Volume 1: A Calendar, 1518-1546: Beginnings to Legate of Viterbo
The Correspondence of Reginald Pole.Volume 1: A Calendar, 1518-1546: Beginnings to Legate of Viterbo. By Thomas F. Mayer. [St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Co. 2002. Pp. xvi, 378. $89.95.)Thomas F....
The History of the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn in Ireland and America
The History of the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn in Ireland and America. By Emmett Corry, O.S.F. (New York: St. Francis College. 2003. Pp. xxiv, 365. $15.00 paperback.)Brother Emmett Corry's book is not so much a history of the Brooklyn Franciscans,...
The Jesuits and the Thirty Years War: Kings, Courts, and Confessors
The Jesuits and the Thirty Years War: Kings, Courts, and Confessors. By Robert Bireley. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2003. Pp. xii, 300. $65.00.)Thanks to the scholarship of Professor Bireley, a Jesuit historian at Loyola University Chicago,...
The Jesuits in the United States: The Italian Heritage
The Jesuits in the United States: The Italian Heritage. By Vincent A. Lapomarda. (Worcester, Massachusetts: The Jesuits of Holy Cross College, Inc. 2004. Pp. x, 178. Paperback.)In his second volume of Italian-American History, entitled The Italian Contribution...
The Medieval Cult of Saint Dominic of Silos
The Medieval Cult of Saint Dominic of Silos. By Anthony Lappin. [Modern Humanities Research Association Texts and Dissertations, Volume 56.] (Leeds: Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association. 2002. Pp. xiii, 445. Paperback.)St....
The Passion of Abby Hemenway: Memory, Spirit, and the Making of History
The Passion of Abby Hemenway: Memory, Spirit, and the Making of History. By Deborah Pickman Clifford. (Montpelier: Vermont Historical Society. Distributed by University Press of New England, Hanover. 2001. Pp. x, 350. $40.00 cloth; $24.95 paperback.)The...
The Politics of Religion in the Age of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Earl of Argyll and the Struggle for Britain and Ireland
The Politics of Religion in the Age of Mary, Queen of Scots, The Earl of Argyll and the Struggle for Britain and Ireland. By Jane E. A. Dawson [Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2002. Pp. xvii,...
The Protestant Voice in American Pluralism
American The Protestant Voice in American Pluralism. By Martin E. Marty. [George H. Shriver Lecture Series in Religion in American History, No. 2.] (Athens: University of Georgia Press. 2004. Pp. xii, 84. $22.95.)Based on a series of lectures delivered...
The Roman Curia, the Apostolic Penitentiary and the Partes in the Later Middle Ages
The Roman Curia, the Apostolic Penitentiary and the Partes in the Later Middle Ages. Edited by Kirsi Salonen and Christian Krötzl. [Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae, Vol. 28.] (Rome: Institutum Romanum Finlandiae. 2003. Pp. iii, 213. $30.00 paperback.)Among...
The Second Crusade: Scope and Consequences
The Second Crusade: Scope and Consequences. Edited by Jonathan Phillips and Martin Hoch. (Manchester: Manchester University Press. Distributed in the United States by Palgrave, New York. 2001. Pp. xxi, 234. Paperback.)This is a collection of ten papers...
The Very Rich Hours of Jacques Maritain: A Spiritual Life/Jacques Maritain: An Intellectual Profile
The Very Rich Hours of Jacques Maritain: A Spiritual Life. By Ralph M. McInerny. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2003. Pp- viii, 235. $32.00.)Jacques Maritain:An Intellectual Profile. By Jude P Dougherty. (Washington, D. C. The...
Tyranny under the Mantle of St Peter: Pope Paul II and Bologna
Tyranny under the Mantle of St Peter: Pope Paul II and Bologna. By Ian Robertson. [Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies (formerly Binghamton Medieval and Early Modern Studies), Volume 5.] (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers N.V 2002. Pp. x, 245. euro55.00.)This...
Warriors of the Lord: The Military Orders of Christendom
Walsh, Michael. Warriors of the Lord: The Military Orders of Christendom. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2003. Pp. 208. $28.00.)Warriors of the Lord surveys the history of the Christian military religious orders that...
Was the Church Too Democratic? Councils, Collegiality and the Church's Future
Tanner, Norman, S.J. Was the Church Too Democratic? Councils, Collegiality and the Church's Future. [Bishop Jonas Thaliath Endowment Lectures No. 5.] (Bangalore, India: Dharmaram Publications [e-mail address: thotaka@bgl.vsnl.net.in]. 2003. Pp. xvi,...