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. 2, April

Aelred of Rievaulx: The Historical Works
Aelred of Rievaulx: The Historical Works. Translated by Jane Patricia Freeland; edited, with an Introduction and Annotations, by Marsha L. Dutton. [Cistercian Fathers Series, Number 56.] (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications. 2005. Pp. xii, 306....
A Heritage of Holy Wood: The Legend of the True Cross in Text and Image/Byzanz, der Westen, Und das "Wahre" Kreuz
A Heritage of Holy Wood:The Legend of the True Cross in Text and Image. By Barbara Baert. Translated from the Dutch by Lee Preedy. (Leiden: Brill. 2004. Pp. xxxiv, 527; 30 pages of color plates. $260.00.)Byzanz, der Westen, und das "wahre" Kreuz. By...
Alejandro VI Y Los Reyes Católicos. Relaciones Político-Eclesiásticas (1492-1503)
Early Modern Alejandro VI y los Reyes Católicos. Relaciones político-eclesi´sticas (1492-1503). By Álvaro Fernández de Córdova Miralles. [Dissertationes, Series Theologica XVL] (Rome: Edizioni Università della Santa Croce. 2005. Pp. ii, 838; 10 maps,...
American Catholics and the Mexican Revolution, 1924-1936
American Catholics and the Mexican Revolution, 1924-1936. By Matthew A. Rediriger. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2005. Pp. xii, 260. $45.00 clothbound; $22.00 paperback.)This book provides a detailed account of the various methods...
Archbishop Romero: Martyr and Prophet for the New Millennium
Pelton, Robert, C.S.C. (Ed.) Archbishop Romero: Martyr and Prophet for the New Millennium. (Scranton: University of Scranton Press. Distributed by the University of Chicago Press. 2006. Pp. xxii, 89. $12.00 paperback.)This volume represents the latest...
Around the Family Altar: Domesticity in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1865-1900
Around the Family Altar: Domesticity in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1865-1900. By Julius H. Bailey. [The History of African-American Religions Series.] (Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 2005.Pp. xii, 152. $59.95.)The jacket cover...
A Short History of Thomism
A Short History of Thomism. By Romanus Cessario. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2005. Pp. xiv, 106. $19.95 paperback.)Originally published in French as Le Thomisme et les Thomistes, Romanus Cessario's A Short History of...
A Vision, A Voice, A Presence: A History of the First Forty Years of the Michigan Catholic Conference
A Vision, A Voice, A Presence: A History of the First Forty Years of the Michigan Catholic Conference. By Maxine Kollasch, I.H.M.. (Sterling Heights, Michigan: Lesnau Printing Company for the Michigan Catholic Conference. 2005. Pp. 105.)The Reverend...
"Because He Was a German!" Cardinal Bea and the Origins of Roman Catholic Engagement in the Ecumenical Movement
"Because He Was a German!" Cardinal Bea and the Origins of Roman Catholic Engagement in the Ecumenical Movement. By Jerome-Michael Vereb, C.E (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2006. Pp. xxvii, 332. $35.00.)Rather than being...
Becket's Crown: Art and Imagination in Gothic England 1170-1300
Becket's Crown: Art and Imagination in Gothic England 1170-1300. By Paul Binski. (NewHaven: Yale University Press. 2005. Pp. xvi, 343;80 colored and 210 black and white illustrations. $65.00.)This is an intensely serious and ambitious book which sheds...
Black, White, and Catholic: New Orleans Interracialism, 1947-1956
Black, White, and Catholic: New Orleans Interracialism, 1947-1956. By R. Bentley Anderson, S.J. (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. 2005. Pp. xx, 292. $45.00.)In Black, White, and Catholic: New Orleans Interracialism, 1947-1956, Father Anderson...
Christian Community in History. Vol. 1: Historical Ecclesiology
General Christian Community in History. Vol. 1: Historical Ecclesiology. By Roger Haight. (New York: Continuum. 2004. Pp. x, 438. $34.95.)The prior decade, but especially the last few years, has seen a short but rich shelf of books on ecclesiology from...
Christians in the Warsaw Ghetto. an Epitaph for the Unremembered
Christians in the Warsaw Ghetto. An Epitaph for the Unremembered. By Peter F. Dembowski. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2005.Pp.xii, 160. $18.00.)In the writings about the Warsaw Ghetto, little is made of the some five thousand...
Church and Crusade: Frederick II and Louis IX
In the course of the thirteenth century, the crusade movement underwent significant changes. Its focus expanded beyond military expeditions against the Muslims as it came increasingly to be employed for political purposes and in defense of the faith....
Church and State in Late Imperial Russia. Critics of the Synodal System of Church Government (1861-1914)
Church and State in Late Imperial Russia. Critics of the Synodal System of Church Government (1861-1914). [Minnesota Mediterranean and East European Monographs, No. 13.] (Minneapolis: Modern Greek Studies, University of Minnesota. 2005. Pp. xii, 214....
Colonial Saints: Discovering the Holy in the Americas, 1500-1800
Latin American Colonial Saints: Discovering the Holy in the Americas, 1500-1800. Edited by Allan Greer and Jodi Bilinkoff. (New York and London: Routledge. 2003. Pp. xxii, 317. $24.95 paperback.)Colonial Saints is an outstanding compilation of fourteen...
Community of the Cross: Moravian Piety in Colonial Bethlehem
Community of the Cross: Moravian Piety in Colonial Bethlehem. By Craig D. Atwood. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2004. Pp. xii, 283.)In Community of the Cross: Moravian Piety in Colonial Bethlehem, Craig Atwood examines the connections...
Constantine and the Christian Empire
Ancient Constantine and the Christian Empire. By Charles Matson Odahl. (New York: Routledge. 2004. Pp. xviii, 400. $104.95.)In his work Constantine and the Christian Empire, Charles Odahl strives to present a biographical study of Constantine in a style...
Consuming Visions: Mass Culture and the Lourdes Shrine
Consuming Visions: Mass Culture and the Lourdes Shrine. By Suzanne K. Kaufman. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 2005. Pp. viii, 255. $34.95.)Suzanne Kaufman's Consuming Visions challenges two ways of looking at the history of France and French...
Correspondance Du Nonce En France: Gasparo Silingardi, ÉVêque De Modène (1599-1601)
Correspondance du Nonce en France: Gasparo Silingardi, Évêque de Modène (1599-1601). Edited by Bertrand Haan. [Acta Nuntiaturae Gallicae, 17.] (Rome: École française de Rome and Université Pontificale Grégorienne. 2002. Pp. xxxvii, 598. Paperback.)In...
Creative Fidelity: American Catholic Intellectual Traditions
Creative Fidelity: American Catholic Intellectual Traditions. Edited by R. Scott Appleby, Patricia Byrne, C.S.J., and William L. Portier. [American Catholic Identities: A Documentary History.] (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 2004. Pp. xxviii, 330....
Crusader in the Cold War: A Biography of Fr. John F. Cronin, S.S. (1908-1994)
Crusader in the Cold War: A Biography of Fr. John F. Cronin, S.S. (1908-1994). By John T. Donovan. (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. 2005. Pp. xiv, 245. $67.95.)John T. Donovan has written a wide-ranging biography of one of the foremost anti-communist...
Dall'Oronte Al Tevere. Scritti in Onore del Cardinale Ignace Moussa I Daoud per Il Cinquantesimo Di Sacerdozio
Dall'Oronte al Tevere. Scritti in onore del cardinale Ignace Moussa I Daoud per il cinquantesimo di sacerdozio. Edited by Gianpaolo Rigotti. [Congregazione per le Chiese Orientali: Edizioni «Orientalia Christiana».] (Rome: Pontificio Istituto Orientale,...
Der Französische Exilklerus Im Fürstbistum Münster (1794-1802)
Der Französische Exilklerus im Fürstbistum Münster (1794-1802). By Bernward Kröger. [Veröffentwicklungen des Instituts für Europälsche Geschichte Mainz, Abteilung für Abendländische Religionsgeschichte, Band 203.] (Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern. 2005....
Dictionary of Basilian Biography: Lives of Members of the Congregation of Priests of Saint Basil from Its Origins in 1822 to 2002
Dictionary of Basilian Biography: Lives of Members of the Congregation of Priests of Saint Basil from Its Origins in 1822 to 2002. Second edition. Revised and augmented by E Wallace Platt. (Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press. 2005....
Dove Non Arriva la Legge. Dottrine Della Censura Nella Prima età Moderna
Dove non arriva la legge. Dottrine della censura nella prima età moderna. By Lucia Bianchin. [Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento: Monografie, 41.] (Bologna: Società editrice il Mulino. 2005. Pp. 389. euro25.50 paperback.)The book...
Edward Barron, 1801-1854: Unsung Hero of the Mission to Africa
Edward Barron, 1801-1854: Unsung Hero of the Mission to Africa. By Scan E Farragher, CSSp. (Blackrock, Co. Dublin: Blackrock College. 2004. Pp. xii. 226. euro20.00 paperback.)Father Farragher's biography of Edward Barren, the leader of the American Catholic...
ÉGlise et Pouvoir Dans la Péninsule Ibérique. Les Ordres Militaires Dans le Royaume De Castille (1252-1369)
Église et pouvoir dans la Péninsule Ibérique. Les ordres militaires dans le royaume de Castille (1252-1369). By Philippe Josserand. [Bibliothèque de la Casa de Velázquez,Volume 31.] (Madrid: Casa de Velazquez. 2004. Pp.xxii, 912.656.00.)The "Great Reconquest"...
Elisabeth Leseur: Selected Writings
Elisabeth Leseur: Selected Writings. Edited, translated, and introduced by Janet K. Ruffing, RSM. [The Classics of Western Spirituality.] (New York and Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 2005. Pp. xvi, 319. $27.95 paperback.)This volume introduces Anglophone...
Erzbischof Johannes Dyba. "Unverschämt Katholisch"
Erzbischof Johannes Dyba. "Unverschämt katholisch". Edited by Gotthard Klein and Monica Sinderhauf. [Quaestiones NON Disputatae, Band VL] (Siegburg:Verlag Franz Schmitt. 2002. Pp. 592.)Archbishop Johannes Dyba (1929-2000) was an "agitator" for the Catholic...
Guadalupe and Her Faithful: Latino Catholics in San Antonio from Colonial Origins to the Present
Guadalupe and Her Faithful: Latino Catholics in San Antonio from Colonial Origins to the Present. By Timothy Matovina. [Lived Religions Series.] (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. Pp. xviii, 232. $60.00 hardcover, $22.95 paperback.)From...
Guidance for Women in Twelfth-Century Convents
Guidance for Women in Twelfth-Century Convents. Translated by Vera Morton with an interpretive essay by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne. [Library of Medieval Women.] (Rochester, New York: D. S. Brewer. 2003. Pp. x, 203. $70.00.)This aptly titled volume introduces...
Hagia Sophia, 1850-1950: Holy Wisdom Modern Monument
Hagia Sophia, 1850-1950: Holy Wisdom Modern Monument. By Robert S. Nelson. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 2004. Pp. xx, 278, 11 color plates. $65.00.)This fascinating investigation of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul amasses a wealth of documentation-some...
Heresy in Transition: Transforming Ideas of Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Heresy in Transition: Transforming Ideas of Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Edited by Ian Hunter, John Christian Laursen, and Gary J. Nederman. [Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700.] Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2005. Pp....
Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition
Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition. By Claudia Rapp. [The Transformation of the Classical Heritage.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2005. Pp. xii, 346.)The European Enlightenment has...
Index Librorum Prohibitorum: 1600-1966
Index librorum prohibitorum: 1600-1966. Edited by J.M. De Bujanda with the assistance of Marcella Richter. [Index des livres interdits, Volume XI.] (Montréal: Centre d'Études de la Renaissance, Université de Sherbrooke, Médiaspaul; Geneva: librairie...
Indians, Missionaries, and Merchants: The Legacy of Colonial Encounters on the California Frontiers
American Indians, Missionaries, and Merchants: The Legacy of Colonial Encounters on the California Frontiers. By Kent G. Lightfoot. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2005. Pp. xviii, 338. $55.00 clothbound; $24.95 paperback.)Recently, Indian...
Jacques and Raïssa Maritain: Beggars for Heaven
Jacques and Raïssa Maritain: Beggars for Heaven. By Jean-Luc Barré. Translated by Bernard E. Doering. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2005. Pp. xvi, 496. $50.00.)I much prefer autobiographies over biographies, and, in the case of...
Joannes Della Faille, S.J.: Mathematics, Modesty and Missed Opportunities
Joannes della Faille, S.J.: Mathematics, Modesty and Missed Opportunities. By Ad Meskens. [Institut Historique de Belge de Rome, Bibliothèque, LIII.] (Brussels: Institut Historique Belge de Rome. 2005. Pp. 177. euro36.00 paperback.)This book describes...
John Baptist De la Salle: The Spirituality of Christian Education
John Baptist de la Salle: The Spirituality of Christian Education. Edited by Carl Koch Jeffrey Calligan, FSC, and Jeffrey Gros, FSC. [The Classics Western Spirituality.] (New York and Mahway, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 2004. Pp. xvi, 266. $26.95 paperback.)This...
Konfessionskampf Und Fremde Besatzung. Stadt Und Hochstift Hildesheim Im Zeitalter der Gegenreformation Und Des Dreißigjährigen Krieges (Ca. 1580-1660)
Konfessionskampf und fremde Besatzung. Stadt und Hochstift Hildesheim im Zeitalter der Gegenreformation und des Dreißigjährigen Krieges (ca. 1580-1660). By Christian Plath. [Reformationsgeschichtliche Studien und Teste, 147.] (Münster: Aschendorff Verlag....
Landscapes of Monastic Foundation: The Establishment of Religious Houses in East Anglia, C. 650-1200
Landscapes of Monastic Foundation: The Establishment of Religious Houses in East Anglia, c. 650-1200. By Tim Pestell. [Anglo-Saxon Studies, 5.] (Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press. 2004. Pp. xvi, 280. $85.00.)This volume presents a revised version...
L'armonia Contesa: Identità Ed Educazione nell'Alsazia Moderna
L'armonia contesa: identità ed educazione nell'Alsazia moderna. By Simona Negruzzo. (Bologna: Società editrice il Mulino. 2005. Pp. 396.euro29.50 paperback.)Its history makes Alsace an attractive laboratory for exploring some major themes of European...
Leadership in Medieval English Nunneries
Leadership in Medieval English Nunneries. By Valerie G. Spear. [Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, Vol. 24.] (Rochester, New York: Boydell and Brewer. 2005. Pp. sis, 245. $90.00.)Spear identifies more than two hundred abbesses and prioresses...
Le Secolarizzazioni Nel Sacro Romano Impero E Negli Antichi Stati Italiani: Premesse, Confronti, Conseguenze / Säkularisationsprozesse Im Alten Reich Und in Italien: Voraussetzungen, Vergleiche, Folgen
Late Modern Le secolarizzazioni nel Sacro Romano Impero e negli antichi stati italiani: premesse, confronti, conseguenze / Säkularisationsprozesse im Alten Reich und in Italien: Voraussetzungen, Vergleiche, Folgen. Edited by Claudio Donati and Helmut...
Miguel Servet: Obras Completas
Miguel Servet: Obras completas. Edited, introduction, and notes by Angel Alcalá. Vol. I: Vida, muertey obra. La luchapor la libertad de consciencia. Documentos. [Col. Larumbe: Clásicos Aragoneses 24; Historia y pensamiento] (Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias...
Missionary Tropics: The Catholic Frontier in India (16Th-17th Centuries)
Missionary Tropics: The Catholic Frontier in India (16th-17th Centuries). By Ines G. Zupanov [History, Languages, and Cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese Worlds.] (Ann Arbor:The University of Michigan Press. 2005. Pp. svi, 374. $75.00.)This book addresses...
North American Foreign Missions, 1810-1914: Theology, Theory, and Policy
North American Foreign Missions, 1810-1914: Theology, Theory, and Policy. Edited by Wilbert R. Shenk. [Studies in the History of Christian Missions.] (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2004. Pp. xiv, 349. $45.00 paperback.)This...
Obituaries: Dr. Charles F. Fleener
ObituariesDr. Charles E Fleener, professor of history at Saint Louis University, died on November 27, 2005, aged 67. Dr. Fleener's undergraduate degree in foreign affairs was from Georgetown University (1960) and he received his master's in 1963 and...
Obituaries: Robert P. George
In an essay after her death in January, 2007, at the age of 65, Robert E George, Princeton Professor of Jurisprudence, wrote: " Elizabeth Fox-Genovese was a scholar as notable for her bravery as for her brilliance." This is remarkable homage from a highly...
Of Missions and Models: The Jesuit Enterprise (1540-1773) Reassessed in Recent Literature
Titles in order of consideration:The Society of Jesus, 1548-1773- A catalogue of books by Jesuit authors and works relating to the Society of Jesus published between 1548, with the firstprinting of Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises, and the suppression...
Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego: The Historical Evidence
Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego: The Historical Evidence. By Eduardo Chávez. Translated from the Spanish by Carmen Travino and Veronica Montano. [Celebrating Faith: Explorations in Latino Spirituality and Theology.] (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman...
Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque
Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque. By Evonne Levy. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2004. Pp. x, 353. $55.00.)The word "propaganda" summons up such a negative resonance that it could well turn a reader away from this book. That would be a mistake,...
Redefining Female Religious Life: French Ursulines and English Ladies in Seventeenth-Century Catholicism
Redefining Female Religious Life: French Ursulines and English Ladies in Seventeenth-Century Catholicism. By Laurence Lux-Sterritt. [Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700.] (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2005. Pp. viii, 236. $99.95.)The...
Religión Y Sociedad En España (Siglos XIX Y XX)
Religión y sociedad en España (siglos XIX y XX). Edited by Paul Aubert. [Collección de la Casa de Velázquez, Volume 77.] (Madrid: Casa de Velázquez. 2002. Pp. xiv, 292. euro45 paperback.)The essays contained in this volume were first presented at a seminar...
Sodomy in Reformation Germany and Switzerland, 1400-1600
Sodomy in Reformation Germany and Switzerland, 1400-1600. By Helmut Puff. [The Chicago Series on Sexuality, History, and Society.] (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2003. Pp. ix, 311. $24.00 paperback.)Helmut Puff's book, part of "The Chicago Series...
Souls in Dispute: Converso Identities in Iberia and the Jewish Diaspora, 1580-1700
Souls in Dispute: Converso Identities in Iberia and the Jewish Diaspora, 1580-1700. By David L. Graizbord. [Jewish Culture and Contests.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2004. Pp. viii, 263. $47.50.)David Graizbord's book examines the...
The Christian World of the Middle Ages
The Christian World of the Middle Ages. By Bernard Hamilton. (Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK: Sutton Publishing. 2003. Pp. xxvii, 256. $29.95.)This book attempts to fill a gap in the knowledge of students-and teachers-whose training has given them a Eurocentric...
The Diocese of Meath under Bishop John Cantwell, 1830-1866
The Diocese of Meath Under Bishop John Cantwell, 1830-1866. By Paul Connell. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2004. Pp. xii, 285. $50.00.)One of the more useful historical fruits from the extensive work done on the Irish Catholic Church in the nineteenth...
The Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association
Report of the Chairman of the Committee on ProgramThe Committee on Program consisted of Constance Berman, University of Iowa; Frank Coppa, St. John's University, New York; Nicholas Creary, Ohio University; William Hudon, Bloomsburg State University;...
The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture
The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture. By Louis Dupré. (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. 2004. Pp. xvi, 397. $45.00.)Reminiscent of his previous work, Passage to Modernity: An Essay in the Hermeneutics of...
The Guadalupan Controversies in Mexico
The Guadalupan Controversies in Mexico. By Stafford Poole, C.M. (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 318. $65.00.)Stafford Poole's new book makes a sequel to his 1995 Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Origins and Sources of a Mexican...
The Medieval Crusade
The Medieval Crusade. Edited by Susan J. Ridyard. (Rochester, New York: Boydell and Brewer, Inc. 2004. Pp. ix, 177.)The Medieval Crusade comprises ten papers presented at the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, April 2001, on the theme "Crusades and Crusading...
The Mercurian Project: Forming Jesuit Culture (1573-1580)
The Mercurian Project: Forming Jesuit Culture (1573-1580). Edited by Thomas M. McCoog, SJ. [Biblioteca Institut! Historici Societatis Iesu, Volume 55; The Institute of Jesuit Sources, Series III: Original Studies Composed in English, No. 18.] (Rome:...
The New Cambridge Medieval History. Vol. I: C. 500-C.700
Medieval The New Cambridge Medieval History. Vol. I: C. 500-c.700. Edited by Paul Fouracre. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2005. Pp. xviii, 979. $180.00.)With the publication of Volume I, the New Cambridge Medieval History is now complete (seven...
Theologia Deutsch-Theologia Germanica. the Book of the Perfect Life
Theologia Deutsch-Theologia Germanica. The Book of the Perfect Life. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by David Blamires. [Sacred literature Series of the International Sacred Literature Trust.] (Lanham, Maryland: AltaMira Press, a Division of...
The Plundering Time: Maryland and the English Civil War, 1645-1646
The Plundering Time: Maryland and the English Civil War, 1645-1646. By Timothy B. Riordan. (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society. 2004. Pp. xii, 388. $35.00.)Timothy Riordan, chief archaeologist at historic St. Mary's City, has written an unusual book,...
"The Status of Women": Two American Catholic Women at the Un, 1947-1972
From the late 1940's until the American bishops closed their United Nations Office in 1972, Catherine Schaefer and Alba Zizzamia, two American lay women, served as both National Catholic Welfare Conference UN Observers and Catholic Non-Governmental Organization...
The Tragic Tale of Claire Ferchaud and the Great War
The Tragic Tale of Claire Ferchaud and the Great War. By Raymond Jonas. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2005. Pp. xiv, 217. $21.95 paperback.)In March 1917, at the height of World War I, Claire Ferchaud, a peasant girl from the pious region...
The Wayward Flock: Catholic Youth in Postwar West Germany, 1945-1965
The Wayward Flock: Catholic Youth in Postwar West Germany, 1945-1965. By Mark Edward Ruff. (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press. 2005. Pp. xvi, 284. $49.95.)The Wayward Flock provides new insight into German Catholicism on the...
Treatise on Monastic Studies, 1691
Treatise on Monastic Studies, 1691. By Dom Jean Mabillon. Translated with an introduction by John Paul McDonald. (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, Inc. 2004. Pp. xxii, 340. $45.00 paperback.)Into the arena of large personalities that populated...
Truth and the Heretic: Crises of Knowledge in Medieval French Literature
Truth and the Heretic: Crises of Knowledge in Medieval French Literature. By Karen Sullivan. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2005. Pp. xii, 281. $35.00.)In Truth and the Heretic, Karen Sullivan sheds much light on the process of constructing medieval...
Vincent De Paul: The Trailblazer
Vincent de Paul: The Trailblazer. By Bernard Pujo. Translated by Gertrud Graubart Champe. (Notre Dame, Indiana: The University of Notre Dame Press. 2003. Pp. xiii, 329. $40.00.)For more than three centuries, most biographies of Vincent de Paul have been...
Visions of Paradise: Primordial Titles and Mesoamerican History in Cuernavaca
Visions of Paradise: Primordial Titles and Mesoamerican History in Cuernavaca. By Robert Haskett. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 2005. Pp. si, 420. $49.95.)The Catholic conversion of the native peoples of Mexico remains one of the most fascinating...
When Science & Christianity Meet
When Science & Christianity Meet. Edited by David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 2003. Pp. su, 357. $29.00.)More than twenty years ago, David Lindberg and Ronald Numbers, both of them professors...
Women of God and Arms: Female Spirituality and Political Conflict, 1380-1600
Women of God and Arms: Female Spirituality and Political Conflict, 1380-1600. By Nancy Bradley Warren. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2005. Pp. x, 264. $55.00.)I must preface my review of Women and God and Arms by stating that I am...