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. 93, No. 3, July

1715: The Great Jacobite Rebellion
1715: The Great Jacobite Rebellion. By Daniel Szechi. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 351. $50.00.)The Fifteen, perhaps the last feasible rebeËion aimed at restoring a Catholic dynasty in Britain, has been overshadowed by the Forty-Five:...
Abbot Hugh: An Overlooked Brother of Henry I, Count of Champagne
Hugh (d. 1171), a natural son of Count Thibaut IV of Blois and II of Champagne (d. 1152), was a half-brother of Count Henry I of Champagne (1127-1181) and Adèle (d. 1206), queen of France and mother of Philip Augustus. A knight wounded in battle, Hugh...
A Coat of Many Colors: Religion and Society along the Cape Fear River of North Carolina
A Coat of Many Colors: Religion and Society along the Cape Fear River of North Carolina. By Walter H. Conser, Jr. (Lexington:The University Press of Kentucky. 2006. Pp. xi, 372. $50.00.)In A Coat of Many Colors, waiter H. Conser, Jr., has greatly advanced...
Adrien Gambart's Emblem Book (1664): The Life of St. Francis De Sales in Symbols
Adrien Gambart's Emblem Book (1664): The Life of St. Francis de Sales in Symbols. A facsimile edition with a study by Elisabeth Stopp. Edited by Terence O'Reilly. (Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press. 2005. Pp. xii, 385. $60.00.)We must be...
ÆLfric and the Cult of Saints in Late Anglo-Saxon England
Ælfric and the Cult of Saints in Late Anglo-Saxon England. By Mechthild Gretsch. [Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England, Volume 34.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xii, 263. $90.00,£47.50.)The modern world has become used to attributing...
A Greek Roman Empire: Power and Belief under Theodosius II (408-450)
A Greek Roman Empire: Power and Belief under Theodosius II (408-450). By Fergus Millar. [Sather Classical Lectures, 64;The Joan Palevsky Imprint in Classical Literature.] (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press. 2006. Pp. xxvi,...
American Sanctuary, Understanding Sacred Spaces
American Sanctuary, Understanding Sacred Spaces. Edited by Louis P. Nelson. (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 280. $65.00 hardbound; $24.95 paperback.)This fascinating collection of essays seeks bravely to "redefine...
A Place to Believe In: Locating Medieval Landscapes
A Place to Believe In: Locating Medieval Landscapes. Edited by Clare A. Lees and Gillian R. Overing. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2006. Pp. x, 272. $65.00 clothbound; $25.00 paperback.)A collection of ten essays, edited by Clare...
Archivo Gomá: Documentos De la Guerra Civil
Archivo Goma: Documentos de la Guerra Civil. Edited by José AndrésGallego and Antón M. Pazos. Vols. 7, 8. (Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. 2005. Pp. 666, 747. Paperback.)These volumes of the personal archive of Cardinal Isidro...
Augustine of Hippo: Instructing Beginners in Faith
Augustine of Hippo: Instructing Beginners in Faith. Translation, introduction, and notes by Raymond Canning. [The Augustine Series, Volume V.] (Hyde Park, New York: New City Press. 2006. Pp. 173. $13.95 paperback.)In late 403, Augustine got a letter...
Between Legitimacy and Violence. A History of Colombia, 1875-2002
Between Legitimacy and Violence. A History of Colombia, 1875-2002. By Marcos Palacios. Translated by Richard StoUer. (Durham and London: Duke University Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 300. $79.95 clothbound; $22.95 paperback.)This is a very weU written and informative...
Binding Words: Textual Amulets in the Middle Ages
Binding Words: Textual Amulets in the Middle Ages. By Don C. Skemer. [Magic in History] (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 2006. Pp. viii, 327. $75.00 clothbound, $25.00 paperback.)The topic of "magic" never fails to arouse interest,...
Black Blood Brothers: Confraternities and Social Mobility for Afro-Mexicans
Black Blood Brothers: Confraternities and Social Mobility for Afro-Mexicans. By Nicole Von Germeten. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 2006. Pp. xiv, 288. $55.00.)In Black Blood Brothers, Nicole Von Germeten offers a substantial and original...
Black Puerto Rican Identity and Religious Experience
Black Puerto Rican Identity and Religious Experience. By Samiri Herández Hiraldo. [New Directions in Puerto Rican Studies.] (GainesvUle: The University Press of Florida. 2006. Pp. xxii, 292. $55.00.)Through Dr. Hernández Hiraldo's investigation we are...
Byzantine Christianity
Medieval Byzantine Christianity. Edited by Derek Krueger. [A People's History of Christianity, vol. 3] (Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 2006. Pp. xx, 252.)In introducing these ten articles, Derek Krueger emphasizes that this volume proposes to study Byzantine...
Catholicism and Community in Early Modern England: Politics, Aristocratic Patronage and Religion, C. 1550-1640
Catholicism and Community in Early Modern England: Politics, Aristocratic Patronage and Religion, c. 1550-1640. By Michael C. Questier. [Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xxii, 559. $80.00.)The...
Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Faithful Revolutionary
Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Faithful Revolutionary By Scott McDermott. (New York: Scepter Publishers. 2002. Pp. 352. $24.95.)Faithful and revolutionary. Catholic and American. So the portrait of Charles Carroll emerges from the pages of this most...
Children of Coyote, Missionaries of St. Francis: Indian-Spanish Relations in Colonial California
Children of Coyote, Missionaries of St. Francis: Indian-Spanish Relations In Colonial California, 1769-1850. By Steven W. Hackel. [Early American History and Culture, Published for the Omohundro Institute of Wllliamsburg, Virginia.] (Chapel Hlll: llniversity...
Contesting the Crusades
Contesting the Crusades. By Norman Housley. (Maiden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing. 2006. Pp. xiv, 198. Paperback.)Contesting the Crusades is without question the best introduction on the market to the modern historiography of the crusades, although...
Creating the Cult of St. Joseph: Art and Gender in the Spanish Empire
Creating the Cult of St. Joseph: Art and Gender in the Spanish Empire. By Charlene Villasénor Black. (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press. 2006. Pp. 259. $60.00.)This study assembles a wealth of material pertaining to the rich topic of the...
Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance
Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance. Edited by Peter J. Casarella. (Washington, D.C: The Catholic University of America Press. 2006. Pp. xxxii, 280. $74.95.)In October 2001 , the sixth centenary of the birth of Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464), the...
Danger on the Doorstep: Anti-Catholicism and American Print Culture in the Progressive Era
Danger on the Doorstep: Anti-Catholicism and American Print Culture in the Progressive Era. By Justin Nordstrom. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2006. Pp. x, 296. $30.00 paperback.)Focusing on a largely neglected era, the decade...
Defying the Inquisition in Colonial New Mexico: Miguel De Quintana's Life and Writings
Defying the Inquisition in Colonial New Mexico: Miguel de Quintana's Life and Writings. Edited and translated by Francisco A. Lomeli and Clark A. Colahan. [Series on the Nuevomexicano Literary Heritage.] (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press....
Des Résistances Religieuses À Napoléon (1799-1813)
Des résistances religieuses à Napoléon (1799-1813). By Bernard Plongeron. [Mémoire Chrétienne au Présent, 3.] (Paris: Letouzey & Ané. 2006. Pp. 366. euro;31,50 paperback.)The Abbé Bernard Plongeron, emeritus professor at the Institut catholique in...
Dom Gabriel Sortais: An Amazing Abbot in Turbulent Times
Dom Gabriel Sortais: An Amazing Abbot in Turbulent Times. By Guy Gury, OSB. Translated by Brian Kerns, OCSO. (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications. 2006. Pp. xi, 333. $34.95.)The prolific Benedictine, Guy Oury, wrote a mostly chronological study...
English Catholicism under Mary Tudor
ENGLISH CATHOLICISM UNDER MARY TUDOR Reforming Catholicism in the England of Mary Tudor: The Achievement of Friar Bartolomé Carranza. Edited by John Edwards and Ronald Truman. (Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2005. Pp. xx, 235. $94.95.)The...
Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 1600-1871
Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community Among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 1600-1871. By David J. Sllverman. [Studies in North American Indian History] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2005. Pp. xxiv, 303. $60.00.)Was...
Feastdays of the Saints. A History of Irish Martyrologies
Feastdays of the Saints. A History of Irish Martyrologies. By Pádraig Ó Riain. [Subsidia Hagiographica, 86.] (Brussels: Société des Bollandistes. 2006. Pp. xxviii, 416. euro75.00 paperback.)For the first three centuries of the Christian Church the cult...
Fire in the City: Savonarola and the Struggle for the Soul of Renaissance Florence
Fire in the City: Savonarola and the Struggle for the Soul of Renaissance Florence. By Lauro Martines. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 336. $30.00.)Lauro Martines, prolific author of books on the Italian Renaissance, has turned his...
Gilles Caillotin, Pèlerin: Le Retour De Rome D'un Sergier Rémois, 1724
Gilles Caillotin, Pèlerin: Le Retour de Rome d'un Sergier Rémois, 1724. Edited and presented by Dominique Julia. [CoËection de l'École Française de Rome, no. 356.] (Rome: École Française de Rome. 2006. Pp. iv, 395. euro48.00 paperback)Gilles Caillotin,...
God's War: A New History of the Crusades
God's War: A New History of the Crusades. By Christopher Tyerman. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 1024. $35.00.)It seems that there is no end to books about the crusades. A great number of academic...
God's Willing Workers: Women and Religion in Australia
AustralianGod's Willing Workers: Women and Religion in Australia. By Anne O'Brien. (Sydney: UNSW Press. 2005. Pp. 314. Aus. $49.95.)To extend the frontiers of history we need up-to-date maps of the past, that is, works of synthesis pulling together recent...
Good Hearts: Catholic Sisters in Chicago's Past
Good Hearts: Catholic Sisters in Chicago's Past. By Suellen Hoy. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Ulinois Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 243. $50.00 clothbound; $22.00 paperback.)Some ten years ago, I stood for hours in a line that weaved around four city blocks,...
Gothic Arches, Latin Crosses: Anti-Catholicism and American Church Designs in the Nineteenth Century
Gothic Arches, Latin Crosses: Anti-Catholicism and American Church Designs in the Nineteenth Century. By Ryan K. Smith. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 224. $55.00 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.)Seen on millions of necklaces...
Homilies: In Praise of God's Holy Mother, on Our Lord's Words to His Disciples at the Last Supper
Homilies: In Praise of God's Holy Mother, On Our Lord's Words to His Disciples at the Last Supper. By Ogier of Locedio. Translated and annotated by D. Martin Jenni, [Cistercian Fathers Series, 70.] (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications. 2006....
Horse-and-Buggy Mennonites: Hoofbeats of Humility in a Postmodern World
Horse-and-Buggy Mennonites: Hoofbeats of Humility in a Postmodern World. By Donald B. Kraybill and James P. Hurd. (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 2006. Pp. xii, 362. $40.00 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.)The subtitle, "hoofbeats...
Icons and Power: The Mother of God in Byzantium
Icons and Power: The Mother of God in Byzantium. By Bissera V Pentcheva. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2006. Pp. xviii, 302. $60.00.)The generality of the title of this book, evocative of the titles of recent epic exhibitions...
In Defense of Christian Hungary: Religion, Nationalism, and Antisemitism 1890-1944
In Defense of Christian Hungary: Religion, Nationalism, and Antisemitism 1890-1944. By Paul A. Hanebrink. (Ithaca and London: Cornell llniversity Press. 2006. Pp. x, 255. $39.95.)Rarely have I come across a more engaging, better composed study dealing...
Jewish Dogs: An Image and Its Interpreters
Jewish Dogs: An Image and Its Interpreters. By Kenneth Stow. [Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture.] (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2006.Pp. xxii, 316. $55.00.)Kenneth Stow remains one of the best interpreters of medieval Christian attitudes...
Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era
Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland: A Beleaguered Church in the Post-Reformation Era. By Magda Teter. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xxxvi, 272. $ 65.00.)Scintillating her audience, Dr.Teter begins with her own life experiences in...
John Locke, Toleration and Early Enlightenment Culture: Religious Intolerance and Arguments for Religious Toleration in Early Modern and 'Early Enlightenment' Europe
John Locke, Toleration and Early Enlightenment Culture: Religious Intolerance and Arguments for Religious Toleration in Early Modern and 'Early Enlightenment' Europe. By John Marshall. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp viii, 767. $110.00.)This...
Kontinuität Und Innovation Um 1803. Säkularisation Als Transformations-Prozeß: Kirche-Theologie-Kultur-Staat
Kontinuität und Innovation um 1803- Säkularisation als Transformations-prozeß: Kirche-Theologte- Kultur-Staat. Edited by Roh Decot. [Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz, AbteUung für abendländische Religionsgeschichte, Beiheft...
Laicization and Its Discontents in Early Twentieth-Century France
LAICIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY FRANCE Le Grand Exil des congrégations religieuses françaises, 1901-1914: Colloque international de Lyon Université Jean-Moulin-Lyon-111 12-13 juin 2003. Edited by Patrick Cabanel and Jean-Dominique...
La Legazione Di Ferrara del Cardinale Giulio Sacchetti (1627-1631)
La legazione di Ferrara del Cardinale Giulio Sacchetti (1627-1631). Edited by Irene Fosi with the coUaboration of Andrea Gardi. Two volumes. [CoUectanea Archivi Vaticani, 58.] (Vatican City:Archivio Segreto Vaticano. 2006. Pp. Ivi, 341. £75,00.)In 1598...
Latinos and the New Immigrant Church
Latinos and the New Immigrant Church. By David A. Badillo. (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2006. Pp. xxvi, 275. $60.00 cloth, $22.95 paperback.)This book arrives on the academic scene in timely fashion. The existing English-language histories...
Le Carte del "Sacro Tavolo": Aspetti del Pontificato Di Pio X Dai Documenti del Suo Archivio Privato
Le carte del "Sacro Tavolo ": Aspetti del Pontificato dt Pio X dal documenti del suo archivio privato . Edited by Alejandro M. Dieguez and Sergio Pagano. 2 volumes. [CoUectanea Archivi Vaticani, 60.] (Vatican City: Archivio Segreto Vaticano. 2006. Pp....
Les Carnets Du Cardinal Baudrillart (26 Décembre 1928-12 Février 1932)
Les carnets du cardinal Baudrillart (26 décembre 1928 - 12 février 1932). Edited by Paul Christophe. (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf. 2003. Pp. 1 136. euro65,00.)Since 1993 Paul Christophe has published, with the Dominicans' Editions du Cerf, the texts...
Les Croix-Reliquaires Pectorales Byzantines En Bronze
Les croix-reliquaires pectorales byzantines en bronze. By Brigitte Pitarakis. (Paris: Éditions A. et J. Picard. 2006. Pp. 446. euro65.00 paperback.)The author makes avaËable in an intelligent format and with crisp illustrations a large mass of cult objects...
Les Dames De la Ligue Des Femmes Françaises (1901-1914)
Les Dames de la Ligue des Femmes françaises (1901-1914). By Bruno Dumons. [Histoire religieuse de la France, 28.] (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf. 2006. Pp. 526. euro48,00 paperback.)Bruno Dumons' study of the Ligue des Femmes françaises (LFF) contributes...
Les Jésuites À Lyon XVIe-XXe Siècles
Les jésuites à Lyon XVIe-XXe siècles. Edited by Etienne Fouilloux and Bernard Hours. [Collection Societe, Espaces, Temps.] (Lyon: ENS editions. 2005. Pp. 274. uro;32.00 paperback.)The thirteen studies on Jesuit history presented here , papers given at...
London and the Restoration, 1659-1683
London and the Restoration, 1659-1683- By Gary S. De Krey. [Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2005. Pp. xx, 472. $100.00.)Gary De Krey's study of the poËtics of Restoration London - which follows...
L'Université De Caen Aux XVe et XVIe Siècles. Identité et Représentation
L'Université de Caen aux XVe et XVIe siècles. Identité et représentation. By Lyse Roy. [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vol. 24.] (Leiden: BriËAcademicPubËshers. 2006. Pp.xii, 314. $l6l.00;eurol 19.00.)Lyse Roy's dissertation...
Magistri Johannis Hus: Quodlibet, Disputationis De Quolibet Pragae in Facultate Artium Mense Ianuario Anni 1411 Habitae Enchiridion
Magistri Johannis Hus: Quodlibet, Disputationis de Quolibet Pragae in Facultate Artium Mense Ianuario anni 1411 habitae Enchiridion. Edited by Bohumil Ryba. [Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis 211.] (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers. 2006. Pp....
Malintzin's Choices: An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico
Latin AmericanMalintzin's Choices: An Indian Woman in the Conquest of Mexico. By CamUla Townsend. [Diálogos.] (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 287. $23.95 paperback.)CamUla To wnsend's new book, Maltntztn's Choices: An Lndlan...
Meet Fulton Sheen: Beloved Preacher and Teacher of the Word
Rodriguez, Janel. Meet Fulton Sheen: Beloved Preacher and Teacher of the Word. (Cincinnati, Ohio: Servant Books/St. Anthony Messenger Press. 2006. Pp. x, 158. $9.99 paperback.)In light of the fact that the cause for the canonization of Fulton Sheen is...
Metamorphosis and Identity
Metamorphosis and Identity. By Caroline WaUcer Bynum. (New York: Zone Books, distributed by The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2001/2005. Pp. 280. $32.95 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.)In Metamorphosis and Identity, Caroline Walkr Bynum presents...
Mgr Fr.-J. Hirn (1751-1819), Premier ÉVêque Concordataire Du Diocèse De Tournai (1802-1819): Un ÉPiscopat Difficile
Mgr Fr.-J. Hirn (1751-1819), Premier Évêque Concordataire du Diocèse de Tournai (1802-1819): Un Éptscopat difficile. By Albert MUet. [Bibliothèque de la Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique, Fascicule 83] (Brussels: Éditions Nauwelaerts. 2002. Pp. 397. euro30,00.)François-Joseph...
Missioni in Terra Di Frontiera. la Controriforma Nelle Valli del Pinerolese. Secoli XVI-XVIII
Missioni in terra di frontiera. La Controriforma nelle Valli del Pinerolese. Secoli XVI-XVIII. By Chiara Povero. [Bibliotheca Seraphico-Capuccina, Volume 77.] (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini. 2006. Pp. 442. euro30.00 paperback.)The first comprehensive...
Moderate Voices in the European Reformation
Early Modern Moderate Voices in the European Reformation. Edited by Luc Racaut and Alec Ryrie. [St.Andrew's Studies in Reformation History.] (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2005. Pp. xiv, 219. $94.95.)As the editors of this volume point...
My Life of Learning
Aunt Annie, Uncle, and their grown son Paul lived next door to us. They were Easthoms, my mother's family on her mother's side. The Easthoms were supposedly Methodists, but they smoked, drank, carried on, and never were known to darken a church door....
Nails in the Wall: Catholic Nuns in Reformation Germany
Nails in the Wall: Catholic Nuns in Reformation Germany. By Amy Leonard. (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press. 2005. Pp. xiv, 218. $45.00.)This study, which is based on a Georgetown University dissertation, offers a valuable addition...
Notes and Comments
Association NewsThe First Vice-President of the American Catholic Historical Association, the Reverend Robert Bireley S.J., will be chairman of the Committee on Program for the eighty-ninth annual meeting, which will be held in New York on January 2-5,...
Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism
Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism. By Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster. (New York: HarperCoUins Publishers, WUliam Morrow. 2006. Pp. xvi, 237. $24.95 paperback.)McGivney was one of the first names I ever heard. John...
Pioneer Spirit: Catherine Spalding, Sister of Charity of Nazareth
Pioneer Spirit: Catherine Spalding, Sister of Charity of Nazareth. By Mary Ellen Doyle, SCN. (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky. 2006. Pp. xvi, 286. $45.00.)Catherine Spalding (1793-1858) entered the newly formed religious community of the...
Race, Religion, Region: Landscapes of Encounter in the American West
Race, Religion, Region: Landscapes of Encounter in the American West. Edited by Fay Botham and Sara M. Patterson. (Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2006. Pp. x, 190. $40.00.)These eight essays seek further to enrich historical analysis of the American...
Ramsey: The Lives of an English Fenland Town, 1200-1600
Ramsey: the Lives of an English Fenland Town, 1200-1600. By Anne Reiber DeWindt and Edwin Brezette DeWindt. (Washüigton, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 455. Attached data CD.)Anne and Edwin DeWindts' long-awaited study...
Reforming the Church before Modernity: Patterns, Problems, and Approaches
General and Miscellaneous Reforming the Church before Modernity: Patterns, Problems, and Approaches. Edited by Christopher M. Bellitto and Louis I. Hamilton. General and Miscellaneous [Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West.] (Aldershot, England...
Renaissance Florence: A Social History
Renaissance Florence: A Social History. Edited by Roger J. Crum and John T. Paoletti (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xviii, 674. $150.00.)This welcome collection of essays on the society and art of Renaissance Florence serves as an up-to-date...
Russicum: Pioneers and Witnesses of the Struggle for Christian Unity in Eastern Europe
Russicum: Pioneers and Witnesses of the Struggle for Christian Unity in Eastern Europe. By Constantin Simon, S.J. Volume 1: Leonid Feodorov, Vendelín Javorka, Theodore Romza: Three Historical Sketches. (Rome: Opere Religiose Russe. Pontificio Istituto...
Sacred Images and Sacred Power in Byzantium
Sacred Images and Sacred Power in Byzantium. By Gary Vikan. [Variorum CoUected Studies Series.] (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Co. 2003. Pp. 246.)Beginning in the late 1970's, Gary Vikan began to publish a series of articles that fundamentaUy...
Saint Augustine and the Fall of the Soul: Beyond O'Connell and His Critics
Saint Augustine and the Fall of the Soul: Beyond O'Connell and His Critics. By Ronnie J. Rombs. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2006. Pp. xxviii, 228. $64.95.)Robert J. O'Connell, S.J. , was arguably the most prominent interpreter...
Satan the Heretic. the Birth of Demonology in the Medieval West
Satan the Heretic. The Birth of Demonology in the Medieval West. By Alain Boureau. Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 2006. Pp. 216. $30.00, £19.00.)In this book Alain Boureau argues that a new obsession with...
Six Hundred Years of Reform: Bishops and the French Church, 1190-1789
Six Hundred Years of Reform: Bishops and the French Church, 1190-1789. ByJ. Michael Hayden and Malcolm R. Greenshields. [McGiË-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion, volume 37.] (Montreal, Kingston, London, and Ithaca: McGill-Queen's University...
Small-Town Martyrs and Murderers: Religious Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Western France, 1774-1914
Late Modern Small-Town Martyrs and Murderers: Religious Revolution and Counter-revolution in Western France, 1774-1914. By Edward J. Woell. [Marquette Studies in History, 1.] (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press. 2006. Pp. 292. $32.00 paperback.)Work...
Spain during World War II
Spain during World War II. By Wayne H. Bowen. (Columbia: University of Missouri Press. 2006. Pp. x, 279. $39.95 hardcover.)Wayne H. Bo wen's study of Spain during World War II fills a gap in English-language historiography. General studies on aspects...
St. Benedict Center and No Salvation outside the Church, 1940-1953
This essay argues that historians of American Catholicism have paid little attention to the issue of the relationship between the Church and salvation. The issue has been important in American Catholic thought since the time of John Carroll, but came...
Steadfast in the Faith. the Life of Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle
Steadfast in the Faith. The Life of Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle. By Morris J. MacGregor. (Washington, D.C: The Catholic University of America Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 426. $39.95 clothbound; $19.95 paperback.)David Brinkley in his 1989 book, Washington Goes...
Stewards of the Poor: The Man of God, Rabbula, and Hiba in Fifth-Century Edessa
Stewards of the Poor: The Man of God, Rabbula, and Hiba in Fifth-Century Edessa. Translations and introductions by Robert Doran. [Cistercian Studies Series, 208.] (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications. 2006. Pp. xx, 204. Paperback.)This work...
St. William of York
St. William of York Christopher Norton. [York Studies in Medieval Theology, V] (Rochester, New York: Boydell and Brewer. 2006. Pp. xvi, 271. $80.00.)St. William, William of York, William fitzHerbert, is best known as the archbishop ofYork who was - uniquely...
The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism
The Abbé Grégoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism. By Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall. [The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies.] (Berkley: llniversity of California Press. 2005. Pp. xii, 341. $55.00.)Alyssa Sepinwall's...
The American Religious Experience: A Concise History
American The American Religious Experience: A Concise History. By Lynn Bridgers. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publlshing Group. 2006. Pp. vii, 254. $65.00 clothbound; $22.95 paperback.)The paperbound edition of this book is clearly intended...
The Captors' Narrative: Catholic Women and Their Puritan Men on the Early American Frontier
The Captors' Narrative: Catholic Women and Their Puritan Men on the Early American Frontier. By Wllliam Henry Foster. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell llniversity Press. 2003. Pp. xi, 205. $29.95.)The Captors' Narrative is a revelation. Through an intricate,...
The Church in the Barrio: Mexican American Ethno-Catholicism in Houston
The Church in the Barrio: Mexican American Ethno-Catholicism in Houston. By Roberto R. Treviño. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 308. $59.95 clothbound; $22.50 paperback.)Roberto R. Treviño 's study provides an exceUent...
The Civil War as a Theological Crisis
The Civil War as a Theological Crisis. By Mark A. Noll [The Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era.] (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. Pp. xii, 199. $29.95.)Historians have argued for years about what caused the Civil...
The Correspondence of Wolfgang Capito, Volume 1: 1507-1523
The Correspondence of Wolfgang Capito, Volume 1: 1507-1523. Edited and translated by ErUca Rummel, with the assistance of Milton Kooistra. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2005. Pp. XEi, 285. $95.00.)This is the first volume (of three) of an exceptionally...
The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland
The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland. By Geneviève Zubrzycki. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 2006. Pp. xx, 277. $67.50 clothbound; $27.50 paperback.)This is a brilliant book, both in terms of...
The Ghost in the Garden Room
The Ghost in the Garden Room. By Elizabeth Gaskell. Edited with an introduction and notes by Fran Baker. {Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, Volume 86, Number 1 (Spring, 2004).] (Manchester: The John Rylands University Library...
The Manichean Debate
The Manichean Debate. Introductions and notes by Roland Teske, S.J. [The Works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century, Part I: Books, Volume 19.] (Hyde Park, New York: New City Press. 2006. Pp. 424. $44.00.)The writings of Saint Augustine...
The Medici State and the Ghetto of Florence: The Construction of an Early Modern Jewish Community
The Medici State and the Ghetto of Florence: The Construction of an Early Modern Jewish Community. By Stephanie B. Siegmund. [Stanford Series in Jewish History and Culture.] (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2005. Pp. xxvi, 624. $70.00.)Stephanie...
The Old Enemies: Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture
The Old Enemies: Catholic and Protestant in Nineteenth-Century English Culture. By Michael Wheeler. (New York: Cambridge llniversity Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 352. $80.00.)In the preface Michael Wheeler describes liimseli as a "Modern Catholic" member of...
The Origins of Sectarianism in Early Modern Ireland
The Origins of Sectarianism in Early Modern Ireland. Edited by Alan Ford and John McCafferty. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2005. Pp. x, 249. $90.00.)This volume (the product of a University CoËege Dublin symposium organized by Ford and McCafferty...
The Pope's Battalions: Santamaria, Catholicism and the Labor Split
The Pope's Battalions: Santamaria, Catholicism and the Labor Split. By Ross Fitzgerald with the assistance of Adam Carr and WUliam J Dealy (St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press. Distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2003....
The Sheed and Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy
The Sheed and Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy. Edited by James C. Swindal and Harry J. Gensler, S.J. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. 2005. Pp. xvi, 585. $90.00 clothbound; $35.00 paperback.)In a foreword to a volume...
The Succession, Bye and Main Plots of 1601-1603
The Succession, Bye and Main Plots of 1601-1603- By Francis Edwards, S.J. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2006. Pp. 327. $65.00.)This is, in effect, the second volume in Francis Edwards' overview, principaUy from printed sources, of the conspiracies of the...
The Transformation of a Religious Landscape. Medieval Southern Italy, 850-1150
The Transformation of a Religious Landscape. Medieval Southern Italy, 850-1150. By Valerie Ramseyer. [Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past.] (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 2006. Pp. xviii, 222. $42.50.)In the second half...
The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880
The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880. By Candy Gunther Brown. (Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press. 2004. Pp. xv, 336. $59.95 clothbound; $1995 paperback.)Candy Gunther Brown,...
Undankbare Gäste: Abendmahlsverzicht Und Abendmahlsasschluss in der Reichsstadt Ulm Um 1600: Ein Interkultureller Prozess
Undankbare Gäste: Abendmahlsverzicht und Abendmahlsasschluss in der Reichsstadt Ulm um 1600: Ein interkultureller Prozess. By Oliver Kaul. [Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz, Abteilung für Abendländische Religionsgeschichte,...
Wandering Monks, Virgins, and Pilgrims: Ascetic Travel in the Mediterranean World, A.D. 300-800
Wandering Monks, Virgins, and Pilgrims: Ascetic Travel in the Mediterranean World, A.D. 300-800. By Maribel Dietz. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2005. Pp. ix, 270. $50.00.)In this study, Maribel Dietz assesses the impËcations...
Women and Poor Relief in Seventeenth-Century France. the Early History of the Daughters of Charity
Women and Poor Relief in Seventeenth-Century France. The Early History of the Daughters of Charity. By Susan E. Dinan. [Women and Gender in the Early Modern Word.] (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2006. Pp. x, 190. $89.95 paperback.)Susan...