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. 4, October

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A Dynamic of Hope: Institutes of Women Religious in Australia
Australian A Dynamic of Hope: Institutes of Women Religious in Australia. By Mary Rosa MacGinley second edition. (Darlinghurst, New South Wales: Crossing Press for the Australian Catholic University National Research Centre for the Study of Women's History,...
Aelred of Rievaulx: On Love and Order in the World and the Church
Aelred of Rievaulx: On Love and Order in the World and the Church. By John R. Sommerfeldt. [The Newman Press Significant Scholarly Studies.] (Mahwah, New Jersey: The Newman Press. 2006. Pp. xxii, 232. $24.95 paperback.)John R. Sommerfeldt's new book...
American Students Organize: Founding the National Student Association after World War II. an Anthology and Source Book
American Students Organize: Founding the National Student Association after World War II. An Anthology and Source Book. Edited by Eugene G. Schwartz. (Westport, Connecticut:American Council on Education/Praeger Publishers. 2006. Pp. xxxii, 1212. $135.00.)Eugene...
Angels in the Early Modern World
Angels in the Early Modern World. Edited by Peter Marshall and Alexandra walsham. (NewYork: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 326. $99.00.)In the post-medieval period, angels were very nearly erased, both literally and figuratively, from the...
Antisemitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present
Antisemitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present. By Marvin Perry and Frederick M. Schweitzer. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2002.) Pp. x, 309. $35.00.)Two professors, respectively at Baruch College and Manhattan College, collaborate on a topic...
Art and Devotion in Late Medieval Ireland
Art and Devotion in Late Medieval Ireland. Edited by Rachel Moss, Colman 6 Clabaigh, O.S.B., and Salvador Ryan. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2006. Pp. xxii, 234. euro55.00.)The later Middle Ages in Ireland were described by the late Robin Flower as the...
A Sociophilological Study of Late Latin
Medieval A Sociophilological Study of Late Latin. By Roger Wright. [Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy, 10.] (Turnhout: Brepols. 2002. Pp. viii, 389. euro65,00.)Roger Wright's scholarly work has focused on a single problem: when and how did the Romance...
Beyond the Reformation? Authority, Primacy and Unity in the Conciliar Tradition
Beyond the Reformation? Authority, Primacy and Unity in the Conciliar Tradition. By Paul Avis. (NewYork: T and T Clark. 2006. Pp. xx, 234. $120.00.)The times are not long since gone when, for church historians, the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries...
Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism
American Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism. By Chris Beneke. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2006. Pp. xii, 305.)In this, Professor Beneke's first book, Americans of the colonial and early republic eras come to embrace...
Bishop Lucas of Túy and the Latin Chronicle Tradition in Iberia
Lucas, bishop of Tuy was a canon of the shrine of San Isidoro in León, protégé of Queen Berenguela, and figure at the court of her son, King Fernando III, of Leon-Castile. He was also the compiler and author of a world chronicle, Chronicon Mundi, finished...
Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion
Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion. By Eric Reinders. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2004. Pp. xvi, 266. $49-95.)Since J. K. Fairbanks' The Missionary Enterprise in China and America (1974) a...
Catholic Collecting, Catholic Reflection, 1538-1850, Objects as a Meassure of Reflection on a Catholic Past and the Construction of Recusant Identity in England and America
Catholic Collecting, Catholic Reflection, 1538-1850, Objects as a Meassure of Reflection on a Catholic Past and the Construction of Recusant Identity in England and America. Catalogue of the exhibition edited by Virginia Chieffo Raguin. (Worcester, Massachusetts:...
Catholic Makers of America: Biographical Sketches of Catholic Statesmen and Political Thinkers in America's First Century, 1776-1876
Krason, Stephen M. (Ed.). Catholic Makers of America: Biographical Sketches of Catholic Statesmen and Political Thinkers in America's First Century, 1776-1876. (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. 2006. Pp. vi, 260. $29-95 paperback.)In 1966,...
Catholic Reformation in Ireland: The Mission of Rinuccini, 1645-1649
Catholic Reformation in Ireland: The Mission of Rinuccini, 1645-1649. By Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2002. Pp xiii, 324. £48.)The mission of GianBattista Rinuccini, archbishop of Fermo, to Ireland as papal nuncio in the later...
Colleges, Schools, Teachers: Between Church and State in Northern Italy (Xvi-XVII Centuries)
This study investigates the network of secondary education in northern Italy in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Citing specific examples, the Republic of Venice, the State of Milan, the Duchy of Savoy, it brings into the discussion...
Consciences éPiscopales En Exil (1789-1814): À Travers la Correspondance De Mgr De la Fare, éVêque De Nancy
Consciences épiscopales en exil (1789-1814): À travers la correspondance de Mgr de La Fare, évêque de Nancy By Bernard de Brye. (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf. 2004. Pp. 517. euro59.00 paperback.)Anne-Louis-Henri de La Fare was a pre-eminent leader of...
Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective
Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective. Edited by JohnWitte,Jr, and Eliza Ellison. [Religion, Marriage, and Family] (Grand Rapids, Michigan:William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2005. Pp. xiv, 342. $34.00 paperback.)The term "covenant marriage"...
Dangerous Speech: A Social History of Blasphemy in Colonial Mexico
Dangerous Speech: A Social History of Blasphemy in Colonial Mexico. By Javier Villa-Flores. (Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2006. Pp. xii, 242. $50.00 clothbound; $24.95 paperback.)How can blasphemy enlighten us? In effect, societies reveal much...
Diálogos Espirituales. Manuscritos Femeninos Hispanoamericanos, Siglos XVI-XIX
Latin American Diálogos espirituales. Manuscritos Femeninos Hispanoamericanos, Siglos XVI-XIX. Edited by Asunción Lavrin and Rosalva Loreto L. (Puebla, México: Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla...
Don Bosco, His Pope and His Bishop. the Trials of a Founder
Don Bosco, His Pope and His Bishop. The Trials of a Founder. By Arthur J. Lenti, S.D.B. [Centro studi Don Bosco: Studi Storici-15.] (Rome: LAS [Libreria Ateneo Salesiano]. 2006. Pp. 251. euro15 paperback.)Arthur J. Lenti teaches at the Institute of Salesian...
Edmund Campion: Memory and Transcription
Edmund Campion: Memory and Transcription. By Gerard Kilroy. (Burlington, Vermont:Ashgate Publishing Co. 2005. Pp.xii, 262. $89.95,£45.00.)Over the past decade Edmund Campion has assumed quasi-iconic status in Elizabethan studies. Executed for treason...
Exploring Colonial Oaxaca: The Art and Architecture
Exploring Colonial Oaxaca: The Art and Architecture. By Richard D. Perry; color photography by Felipe Faleón. (Santa Barbara, California: Espadaña Press. 2006. Pp. 222. $25.00 paperback).Richard Perry has written another readable, portable, and affordable...
Fear and Trembling
Fear and Trembling. By Søren Kierkegaard. Edited by C. Stephen Evans and Sylvia Walsh. Translated by Sylvia Walsh. [Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy] (NewYork: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp.xxxviii, 115. $55.00 clothbound; $16.99 paperback.)Kierkegaard's...
Following the Footsteps of the Jesuits in Beijing: A Guide to Sites of Jesuit Work and Influence in Beijing
Meynard, Thierry. S.J. Following the Footsteps of the Jesuits in Beijing: A Guide to Sites of Jesuit Work and Influence in Beijing. (St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources. 2006. Pp. vi, 120. $14.95 paperback.)This short book presents the sites related...
From the Sacred Heart to the Trinity: The Spiritual Itinerary of St. Teresa of Margaret (Redi) of the Sacred Heart, O.C.D
Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdeleine, O.C.D. From the Sacred Heart to the Trinity: The Spiritual Itinerary of St. Teresa of Margaret (Redi) of the Sacred Heart, O.C.D. Translated by Sebastian V. Ramge, O.C.D. (Washington, D.C.: Institute of Carmelite...
Giacomo Antonio Marta: Antipapal Lawyer and English Spy, 1609-1618
Giacomo Antonio Marta (1557/58-1629) of Naples was a distinguished legal scholar and professor at several Italian universities. His education, warm feelings for the Jesuits, and career should have made him a papal defender in an era of church-state jurisdictional...
Gunpowder: The Players Behind the Plot
Gunpowder: The Players behind the Plot. By James Travers. (Richmond, Surrey, UK: National Archives. 2005. Pp. 192. $36.00.)The accession of James I to the English throne in 1603 raised the hopes of several of the various religious factions within the...
Habits of Compassion: Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York's Welfare System, 1830-1920
Habits of Compassion: Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York's Welfare System, 1830-1920. By Maureen Fitzgerald. [Women in American History] (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. 2006. Pp. x, 299. $50.00 clothbound; $25.00 paperback.)With...
Henri-Dominique Lacordaire's Re-Establishment of the Dominican Order in Nineteenth-Century France
Henri-Dominique Lacordaire's Re-Establishment of the Dominican Order in Nineteenth-Century France. By Peter M. Batts. [Roman Catholic Studies, Volume 21.] (Lewistown, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press. 2004. Pp. xii, 129. $99.95.)Among the understudied...
Heresy, Culture, and Religion in Early Modern Italy: Contexts and Contestations
Heresy, Culture, and Religion in Early Modern Italy: Contexts and Contestations. Edited by Ronald K. Delph, Michelle M. Fontaine, and John Jeffries Martin. [Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies Series, 76.] (Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University...
Histoire Des Curés
Histoire des curés. By Michel Lagree, Nicole Lemaitre, Luc Perrin, and Catherine Vincent. (Paris: Fayard. 2002. Pp. 523. euro23,00.)The four authors of this work have set themselves a formidable task. Drawing on a vast body of scholarship, most of it...
Historiam Perscrutari: Miscellanea Di Studi Offerti Al Prof. Ottorino Pasquato
Historiam perscrutari: Miscellanea di studi offerti al prof. Ottorino Pasquato. Edited by Mario Maritano. [Biblioteca di Scienze Religiose, 180.] (Rome: Editrice L. A. S. 2002. Pp. 882. euro50,00 paperback.)Ottorino Pasquato, S.D.B., is professor emeritus...
Imperial City. Rome, Romans and Napoleon, 1796-1815
Late Modern European Imperial City. Rome, Romans and Napoleon, 1796-1815. By Susan Vandiver Nicassio. (Welwyn Garden City, UK: Ravenhall Books, Linden Publishing Limited. 2005. Pp. 255. $34.95.)This book is evidently intended for a broad readership intrigued...
Im Zeichen Von Kirchenreform Und Reformation: Gesammelte Studien Zur Kirchengeschichte in Spätmittelalter Und Früher Neuzeit
Im Zeichen von Kirchenreform und Reformation: Gesammelte Studien zur Kirchengeschichte in Spätmittelalter und früher Neuzeit. By Heribert Smolinsky. Edited by Karl-Heinz Braun, Barbara Henze, and Bernhard Schneider. [Reformationsgeschichtliche Studien...
Introduction to the History of Christianity
Introduction to the History of Christianity. By George Herring. (NewYork: New York University Press. 2006. Pp.xx, 370. $70.00 cloth, $22.00 paperback.)If you are looking for an introduction to church history that gives a balanced overview of 2,000 years,...
Inventing the Sacred: Imposture, Inquisition, and the Boundaries of the Supernatural in Golden Age Spain
Inventing the Sacred: Imposture, Inquisition, and the Boundaries of the Supernatural in Golden Age Spain. By Andrew W. Keitt. [The Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World, Volume 25.] (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. 2005. Pp. viii, 229.)Too much...
Isabelle of France: Capetian Sanctity and Franciscan Identity in the Thirteenth Century
Isabelle of France: Capetian Sanctity and Franciscan Identity in the Thirteenth Century. By Sean L. Field. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2006. Pp. xii, 288. $35.00 paperback.)Isabelle of France (d. 1270), daughter of Louis VIII...
James II: The Triumph and the Tragedy
James II: The Triumph and the Tragedy. By John Callow: [English Monarchs: Treasures from the National Archives.] (Kew, Surrey:The National Archives. 2005. Pp. xii, 116.£14.99, $22.95 paperback.)This brief, lavishly illustrated, but un-annotated book...
"Just as in the Time of the Apostles": Uses of History in the Radical Reformation
"Just as in the Time of the Apostles": Uses of History in the Radical Reformation. By Geoffrey Dipple. (Kitchener, Ontario: Pandora Press. 2006. Pp. 324. $30.00 paperback.)This book examines the ideas about history of different individuals and groups...
Kingship: The Politics of Enchantment
Kingship: The Politics of Enchantment. By Francis Oakley. (Maiden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing. 2006. Pp. xiv, 193. $34.95.)This is an ambitious undertaking which considers kingship as a form of government over a period of five thousand years....
Kissing Christians: Ritual and Community in the Late Ancient Church
Kissing Christians: Ritual and Community in the Late Ancient Church. By Michael Philip Penn. [Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2005. Pp. viiii, 186. $42.50.)Michael Penn begins his study...
La Bure et le Sceptre: La Congrégation Des Feuillants Dans L'affirmation Des ÉTats et Des Pouvoirs Princiers (Vers 1560-Vers 1660)
La bure et le sceptre: La congrégation des Feuillants dans l'affirmation des États et des pouvoirs princiers (vers 1560-vers 1660). By Benoist Pierre. [Histoire Moderne-47.] (Paris: Publications de La Sorbonne. 2006. Pp. 590. euro35,00 paperback.)This...
La Geografia Celeste Dei Duchi Di Savoia. Religione, Devozioni E Sacralità in Uno Stato Di età Moderna (Secoli XVI-XVII)
La geografia celeste dei duchi di Savoia. Religione, devozioni e sacralità in uno Stato di età moderna (secoli XVI-XVII). By Paolo Cozzo. [Istituto trentino di cultura: Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento, Monografie, 43.] (Bologna:...
Law and Criminality in the Middle Ages: Academic Essays
Kim, Onyoo Elizabeth. Law and Criminality in the Middle Ages: Academic Essays. [Hermit Kingdom Studies in History and Religion, 3.] (Highland Park, New Jersey:The Hermit Kingdom Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 221.)The author of this short book, an adjunct professor...
Local Politics in the French Wars of Religion: The Towns of Champagne, the Duc De Guise, and the Catholic League, 1560-95
Local Politics in the French Wars of Religion: The Towns of Champagne, the Duc de Guise, and the Catholic League, 1560-95. By Mark W Konnert. (Burlington,Vermont:Ashgate Publishing Co. 2006. Pp. ix, 300. $109.95.)This book is an extension of the author's...
Local Religion in Colonial Mexico
Local Religion in Colonial Mexico. Edited by Martin Austin Nesvig. [Diálogos.] (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 2006. Pp. xxvii, 289. $24.95 paperback.)This collection of essays seeks to fill a void in the historiography of the Catholic...
Lutherforschung Im 20. Jahrhundert: Rückblick-Bilanz-Ausblick
Lutherforschung im 20. Jahrhundert: Rückblick-Bilanz-Ausblick. Edited by Rainer Vinke. [Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für europäische Geschichte Mainz: Abteilung für abendändische Religionsgeschichte, Beiheft 62.] (Mainz: Verlag Phillip von Zabern....
Madness, Religion and the State in Early Modern Europe: A Bavarian Beacon
Early Modern European Madness, Religion and the State in Early Modern Europe: A Bavarian Beacon. By David Lederer. [New Studies in European History.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xx, 361. $90.00.)This challenging book makes a significant...
Marking the Hours: English People and Their Prayers, 1240-1570
Marking the Hours: English People and Their Prayers, 1240-1570. By Eamon Duffy. (New Haven:Yale University Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 202. $35.00.)In his History of Illuminated Manuscripts, after discussing books designed for emperors, for missionaries, for...
Medieval Allegory and the Building of the New Jerusalem
Medieval Allegory and the Building of the New Jerusalem. By Ann R. Meyer. (Rochester, New York: D. S. Brewer, an imprint of Boydell and Brewer Ltd. 2003. Pp. x, 214. $70.00.)This is a book with an ambitious agenda: the correlation of architectural form,...
Medieval European Pilgrimage, C. 700-C. 1500
Medieval European Pilgrimage, c. 700-c. 1500. By Diana Webb. [European Culture and Society] (NewYork: Palgrave. 2002. Pp. xvii, 185. $69.95.)Pilgrimage, defined as a religiously motivated journey to a sacred place, is practiced in most of the world's...
Monumenta Sinica, Volume I (1546-1562)
Asian Monumenta Sinica, Volume I (1546-1562). Edited by John W. Witek, S.J., and [dagger] Joseph S. Sebes, SJ. [Monumenta Historica Societatis Iesu, Volume 153; Monumenta Missionum Societatis Iesu, Volume LXVI.] (Rome: Institutum Historicum Societatis...
Moral Reconstruction: Christian Lobbyists and the Federal Legislation of Morality, 1865-1920
Moral Reconstruction: Christian Lobbyists and the Federal Legislation of Morality, 1865-1920. By Gaines M. Foster. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2002. Pp.xv, 318. $49.95 clothbound; $21.95 paperback.)Foster's deeply researched and...
Nahuatl Theater, Volume 2: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Nahuatl Theater, Volume 2: Our Lady of Guadalupe. Edited by Barry D. Sell, Louise M. Burkhart, and Stafford Poole. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 2006. Pp. xii, 229. $49-95.)Each year, on the eve of the celebration on December 12 that is dedicated...
Narratives of a New Order: Cistercian Historical Writing in England, 1150-1220
Narratives of a New Order: Cistercian Historical Writing in England, 1150-1220. By Elizabeth Freeman. [Medieval Church Studies, 2.] (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers. 2002. Pp. x, 245.)The twelfth and the thirteenth centuries witnessed a blossoming...
Notes and Comments
Report on the American Catholic Historical Association's Spring Meeting of 2007The spring meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association took place on the campus of Marquette University, March 29-31, 2007.This event, a celebration of the 125th...
Obituary: Giuseppe Alberigo (1926-2007)
Giuseppe Alberigo (1926-2007) passed away in Bologna on June 15 at the age of 81. He was one of the great masters of church history-the discipline he taught in the University of Bologna for thirty years after his teacher training in the University of...
Painter and Priest: Giovanni Canavesio's Visual Rhetoric and the Passion Cycle at la Brigue
Painter and Priest: Giovanni Canavesio's Visual Rhetoric and the Passion Cycle at La Brigue. By Veronique Plesch. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2006. Pp. xxix, 488. $55.00.)Véronique Plesch's study of Giovanni Canavesio's Passion...
Peter Lombard
Peter Lombard. By Philipp W Rosemann. [Great Medieval Thinkers.] (Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004. Pp. xvi, 272. Paperback.)With this volume, Philipp Rosemann has produced a very readable introduction to Peter Lombard, master of theology and then...
Possible Lives: Authors and Saints in Renaissance Italy
Possible Lives: Authors and Saints in Renaissance Italy. By Alison Knowles Frazier. (New York: Columbia University Press. 2005. Pp. xx, 527.)Alison Knowles Frazier's Possible Lives: Authors and Saints in Renaissance Italy is a scholarly "twofer": it...
Profession and Faith: The National Guild of Catholic Psychiatrists, 1950-1968
In the early 1950's, Roman Catholics in America were underrepresented as psychiatric patients and practitioners, and a group of lay Catholic psychiatrists organized a National Guild of Catholic Psychiatrists and published the Bulletin of the Guild of...
Protestants and the Cult of the Saints in German-Speaking Europe, 1517-1531
Protestants and the Cult of the Saints in German-Speaking Europe, 1517-1531. By Carol Piper Heming. [Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies Series.] (Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press. 2003. Pp. xiii, 170. $48.95.)The rejection of the...
Psalmody and Prayer in the Writings of Evagrius Ponticus
Psalmody and Prayer in the Writings of Evagrius Ponticus. By Luke Dysinger, O.S.B. [Oxford Theological Monographs.] (Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2005. Pp. x, 245.£55.00.)Within months of his death, and possibly earlier, Evagrios Pontikos became...
Raising Arms: Liturgy in the Struggle to Liberate Jerusalem in the Late Middle Ages
Raising Arms: Liturgy in the Struggle to Liberate Jerusalem in the Late Middle Ages. By Amnon Linder. [Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Volume 2.] (Turnhout: Brepols. 2003. Pp. xx, 423. $ 113.00, euro90,00.)In the renaissance...
Raphael's Stanza Della Segnatura: Meaning and Invention
Raphael's Stanza della Segnatura: Meaning and Invention. By Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier. (NewYork: Cambridge University Press. 2002. Pp. xiv, 267, 12 color plates, 31 figs. $75.00.)Anyone who writes a book on the meaning of the most famous works of Renaissance...
Religion and Reformation in the Tudor Diocese of Meath
Religion and Reformation in the Tudor Diocese of Meath. By Brendan Scott. Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2006. Pp. 174. $65.00.)This short book forms part of an increasing body of local and regional studies which collectively are bringing about a transformation...
Religious Foundations of Western Civilization: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
General and Miscellaneous Religious Foundations of Western Civilization: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Edited by Jacob Neusner. (Nashville: Abingdon Press. 2006. Pp. xvi, 686. Paperback.)With Religious Foundations of Western Civilization, Jacob Neusner...
Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England
Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England. By Peter Marshall. [St. Andrew's Studies in Reformation History] (Burlington,Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Co. 2006. Pp. x, 291. $114.95.)Ever since Stephen Greenblatt's Renaissance Self-Fashioning (Chicago,...
Renaissance Siena. Art in Context
Renaissance Siena. Art in Context. Edited by A. Lawrence Jenkens. [Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies, Volume 71.] (Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press. 2005. Pp. xvi, 208. $39.95 paperback.)In the opening line of his Introduction to...
Renewed by the Word: The Bible and Christian Revival since the Reformation
Renewed by the Word: The Bible and Christian Revival since the Reformation. By J. N. Morris. (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. 2005. Pp. 160. $16.95.)The tension between structured organization and changing circumstances has been particularly...
Rereading Paul Together: Protestant and Catholic Perspectives on Justification
Rereading Paul Together: Protestant and Catholic Perspectives on Justification. Edited by David E. Aune. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic. 2006. Pp. 272. $24.99 paperback.)This collection of essays derives, in part, from a symposium that the University...
Sacred Boundaries: Religious Coexistence and Conflict in Early-Modern France
Sacred Boundaries: Religious Coexistence and Conflict in Early-Modern France. By Keith P. Luria. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2005. Pp. xl, 357. $69.95.)This new book by Keith R Luria on religious coexistence and conflict...
Saint Mary of Egypt: Three Medieval Lives in Verse
Saint Mary of Egypt: Three Medieval Lives in Verse.Translated and introduced by Hugh Feiss and Ronald E. Pepin. [Cistercian Studies Series, 209.] (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications. 2005. Pp. x, 159. Paperback.)This volume adds three translations...
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux: Her Family, Her God, Her Message
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux: Her Family, Her God, Her Message. By Bernard Bro. Translated by Anne Englund Nash. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2003. Pp. 253. $15.95 paperback.)St. Therese of the Child Jesus is an important saint. Bernard Bro, O.P, is one...
Santa Sede E Manciukuò (1932-1945), Con Appendice Di Documenti
Santa Sede e Manciukuò (1932-1945), con appendice di documenti. By Giovanni Coco. [Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche:Atti e Documenti, no. 23.] (Vatican City:Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 2006. Pp. xxxvi, 470. euro45,00.)In recent years, the history...
Satan: A Biography
Satan: A Biography. By Henry Ansgar Kelly. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 360. $ 65.00 hardback; $19.99 paperback.)There is no shortage of recent interest in the Old Enemy. A study of his "birth" appeared in 2005, and the English...
South Tipperary 1570-1841: Religion, Land and Rivalry
South Tipperary 1570-1841: Religion, Land and Rivalry. By David J. Butler (Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2006. Pp. 336. $65.00.)David J. Butler's book South Tipperary 1570-1841: Religion, Land and Rivalry explores and analyzes the relationship between Protestants...
Spirituality and Mysticism: A Global View
Spirituality and Mysticism: A Global View. By James A.Wiseman. [Theology in Global Perspective Series.] (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 2006. Pp. xiv, 242. $20.00 paperback.)The author of this book is a Benedictine monk of St. Anselm's Abbey in Washington,...
Teaching and Learning in Northern Europe, 1000-1200
Teaching and Learning in Northern Europe, 1000-1200. Edited by Sally N. Vaughn and Jay Rubenstein. [Studies in the Early Middle Ages, Vol. 8.] (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers. 2006. Pp. xxii, 362. euro60.00.)The editors of this volume, urging that monastic...
The 33 Doctors of the Church
The 33 Doctors of the Church. By Christopher Rengers, O.F.M. Cap. (Rockford, Illinois:Tan Books and Publishers. 2003. Pp. xxx, 692. $33.00 paperback.)Since Benedict Xiy a pope with a penchant for bringing order to disorder, laid out three criteria for...
The Antichrist's Lewd Hat: Protestants, Papists and Players in Post-Reformation England
The Antichrist's Lewd Hat: Protestants, Papists and Players in Post-Reformation England. By Peter Lake with Michael Questier. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2002. Pp. xxxiv, 731. $45.00.)In his vivid title, Peter Lake refers to the denunciation of...
The Battle for the Bible in England, 1557-1582
The Battle for the Bible in England, 1557-1582. By Cameron A. MacKenzie. (NewYork: Peter Lang Publishing Group. 2002. Pp. xi, 338. $69.95.)"The Bible says so ."That should end the argument, but truth and certainty are not that simple today nor, as Cameron...
The Bible War in Ireland: The "Second Reformation" and the Polarization of Protestant-Catholic Relations, 1800-1840
The Bible War in Ireland: the "Second Reformation" and the Polarization of Protestant-Catholic Relations, 1800-1840. By Irene Whelan. [History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora.] (Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press. 2005. Pp. xx, 347. $60.00.)This...
The Biblical Canon: Its Origin, Transmission, and Authority
The Biblical Canon: Its Origin, Transmission, and Authority. By Lee Martin McDonald. (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. 2007. Pp. xlii, 546. $29.95 paperback.)Anyone with an interest in the development of the Christian biblical canon is...
The Cambridge History of Christianity. Volume 1: Origins to Constantine
Ancient The Cambridge History of Christianity. Volume 1: Origins to Constantine. Edited by Margaret M. Mitchell and Frances M. Young. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2006. Pp. xlviii, 740. $180.00.)The Cambridge "histories" often include hefty...
The Cathedral 'Open and Free': Dean Bennett of Chester
The Cathedral 'Open and Free': Dean Bennett of Chester. By Alex Bruce. [Liverpool Historical Studies, no. 16.] (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. Distributed in the United States by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2000. Pp. xiv, 286. $19.95 paperback.)Alex...
The Catholic Experience in America
The Catholic Experience in America. By Joseph A. Varacalli. (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. 2006. pp. xxii, 314.)Part of a larger series "The American Religious Experience," the present volume is designed as a text book for senior high school...
The Dominicans and the Pope: Papal Teaching Authority in the Medieval and Early Modern Thomist Tradition
The Dominicans and the Pope: Papal Teaching Authority in the Medieval and Early Modern Thomist Tradition. By Ulrich Horst, O.P. Translated by James D. Mixson. [The Conway Lectures in Medieval Studies, 2002.] (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre...
The Fourth R: Conflicts over Religion in America's Public Schools
The Fourth R: Conflicts over Religion in America's Public Schools. By Joan DelFattore. (New Haven:Yale University Press. 2004. Pp. x, 342. $29.95.)The Fourth R is a significant contribution to the ongoing discourse and debate regarding religion and the...
The Franciscans in the Middle Ages
The Franciscans in the Middle Ages. By Michael Robson. [Monastic Orders.] (Rochester, NewYork:The Boydell Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 239. $47.95.)Author of a favorably reviewed book on Saint Francis, Michael Robson here attacks the larger subject of the Franciscans...
The History of Creighton University, 1878-2003
The History of Creighton University, 1878-2003- By Dennis N. Mihelich. [Presidential Series.] (Bronx, New York: Fordham University Press, and Omaha, Nebraska: Creighton University Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 528. $40.00 clothbound; $25.00 paperback.)Dennis...
The Jesuits and the Monarchy: Catholic Reform and Political Authority in France (1590-1615)
The Jesuits and the Monarchy: Catholic Reform and Political Authority in France (1590-1615). By Eric Nelson. [Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700; Bibliotheca Instituti Historici Societatis Iesu, Volume 58.] (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company;...
The Life of Antony by Athanasius of Alexandria; the Greek Life of Antony, the Coptic Life of Antony, and Encomium on Saint Antony by John of Shmün, and A Letter to the Disciples of Antony by Serapion of Thmuis
The Life of Antony by Athanasius of Alexandria; The Greek Life of Antony, The Coptic Life of Antony, and Encomium on Saint Antony by John of Shmün, and A Letter to the Disciples of Antony by Serapion of Thmuis. Translated by Tim Vivian and Apostolos...
The Low Countries in the Sixteenth Century: Erasmus, Religion and Politics, Trade and Finance
The Low Countries in the Sixteenth Century: Erasmus, Religion and Politics, Trade and Finance. By James D.Tracy. [Variorum Collected Studies Series, 808] (Burlington, Vermont :Ashgate Publishing Company. 2005. Pp.xii, 346. $124.95.)One of the most prolific,...
The Making of Christian Malta: From the Early Middle Ages to 1530
The Making of Christian Malta: From the Early Middle Ages to 1530. By Anthony T Luttrell. [Variorum Collected Studies Series.] (Brookfield, Vermont:Ashgate Publishing Co. 2002. Pp. viii, 342. $105.95.)Dr. Anthony T Luttrell has over the past forty-odd...
The Medieval Court of Arches
The Medieval Court of Arches. Edited by F. Donald Logan. [The Canterbury and York Society,Volume 95.] (Rochester, NewYork:The Boydell Press. 2005. Pp. xlviii, 240. $49.95.)The metropolitan appellate court of the archbishop of Canterbury, the Court of...
The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders' Worldview
The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders' Worldview. By Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and Eugene D. Genovese. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2005. Pp. xiii, 828. $70.00 clothbound; $29.00 paperback.)One of the most...
The Nave Sculptures of Vézelay: The Art of Monastic Viewing
The Nave Sculptures of Vézelay: The Art of Monastic Viewing. By Kirk Ambrose. [Studies and Texts, 154.] (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies. 2006. Pp. xiv, 148; Plates 26, Figures 110 capitals. $95.00.)This study, the author's dissertation,...
Theology, Rhetoric, Manuduction, or Reading Scripture Together on the Path to God
Theology, Rhetoric, Manuduction, or Reading Scripture Together on the Path to God. By Peter M. Candler, Jr. [Radical Traditions:Theology in a Postcritical Key] (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2006. Pp. xii, 190. $26.00...
The Ordinal of the Abbey of the Holy Trinity Fécamp: Fécamp, Musée De la [Palais] Bénédictine, Ms 186
The Ordinal of the Abbey of the Holy Trinity Fécamp: Fécamp, Musée de la [Palais] Bénédictine, Ms 186. Edited by David Chadd. [Henry Bradshaw Society, Vols. 111-112.] (Rochester, New York: Published for the Henry Bradshaw Society by the Boydell Press....