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. 85, No. 1, January

A Cautious Patriotism: The American Churches & the Second World War
A Cautious Patriotism: The American Churches & the Second World War. By Gerald L. Sittser (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 1997. Pp. xi, 317. $39.95.) Sittser's book has taken us a fair distance across one of the largest gaps in...
Admonitio Und Praedicatio. Zur Religios-Pastoralen Dimension Von Kapitularien Und Kapitulariennaben Texten (507-814)
Admonitio und Praedicatio. Zur religios-pastoralen Dimension von Kapitularien und kapitulariennahen Texten (507-814). By Thomas Martin Buck. [Freiburger Beitrage zur mittelalterlichen Geschichte: Studien und Texte, Band 9.] (New York: Peter Lang. 1997....
A History of the Poles in America to 1908. Part III. Poles in the Eastern and Southern States
A History of the Poles in America to 1908. Part III: Poles in the Eastern and Southern States. By Waclaw Kruszka. Edited, with an Introduction, by James S. Pula. Translated by Krystyna Jankowski. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America...
American Catholic Pacifism: The Influence of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement
American Catholic Pacifism: The Influence of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement. Edited by Anne Klejment and Nancy L. Roberts. (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers. 1996. Pp. xi, 198. $57.95.) This collection of essays sets for itself...
American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity
American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity. By Paul K. Conkin. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 1997. Pp. xvii, 336. $55.00 hardcover; $18.95 paperback.) Religious liberty not only keeps denominations from shooting each other,...
An American Abbot: Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B., 1809-1887
AnAmericanAbbot:Boniface Wimmer OS.B., 1809-1887. By Jerome Oetgen. Revised edition. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 1997. Pp. xxi, 466. $39.95.) In 1976 Jerome Oetgen published An American Abbot. It was the first critical...
Anglo-Saxon Church Councils, C. 650-C. 850
Anglo-Saxon Church Councils, c. 650-c. 850. By Catherine Cubitt. [Studies in the Early History of Britain.] (Leicester University Press. Distributed in the United States by St. Martin's Press, New York. 1995. Pp. x, 363. $59.00.) An excellent contribution...
Antigua California: Mission and Colony on the Peninsular Frontier, 1697-1768
Antigua California: Mission and Colony on the Peninsular Frontier, 16971768. By Harry W Crosby. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 1994. Pp. xvii, 556. $37.50.) Harry Crosby has written an intriguing and useful history of the Spanish development...
Antimodernismus Und Modernismus in der Katholischen Kirche. Beitrage Zum Theologiegeschichtlichen Vorfeld Des II. Vatikanums
Antimodernismus und Modernismus in der katholischen Kirche. Beitrage zum theologiegeschichtlichen Vorfeld des II Vatikanums. Edited by Hubert Wolf. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 1998. Pp. 397. 108DM.) The contributions in this edited volume originated...
Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions
Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions. Edited by Gerald H. Anderson. (New York: Macmillan Reference USA, Simon & Schuster Macmillan. 1998. Pp. vii, 845. $100.00.) This massive tome fills a gap in reference works; it is needed and will be...
Blaise Pascal: Reasons of the Heart
Blaise Pascal: Reasons of the Heart. By Marvin R. O'Connell. [Library of Religious Biography] (Grand Rapids, Michigan:William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 1997. Pp. xxi, 210. $16.00 paperback.) Of the introductory biographical studies of the life and works...
Building Sisterhood: A Feminist History of the Sisters, Servents of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Building Sisterhood:A Feminist History of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. By the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, Michigan. [Women and Gender in North American Religions.] (Syracuse, New York: Syracuse...
Called by God's Goodness: A History of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity in the Twentieth Century
Called by God's Goodness: A History of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity in the Twentieth Century. Edited by Gian Ackermans, Ursula Ostermann, O.S.E, and Mary Serbacki, O.S.E (Stella Niagara, NewYork: The Sisters of St. Francis...
Catholic Converts: British and American Intellectuals Turn to Rome
Catholic Converts: British and American Intellectuals Turn to Rome. By Patrick Allitt. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 1997. Pp. xiii, 343. $35.00.) "Nearly all the major Catholic intellectuals writing in English between 1840 and 1960 were...
Contested Eden: California before the Gold Rush
Contested Eden: California before the Gold Rush. Edited by Ram6n A. Gutierrez and Richard J. Orsi. [California History Sesquicentennial Series. Vol. 1.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. Published in association with the California Historical...
Creative Tension: The Spiritual Legacy of Friedrich Von Hugel
Creative Tension: The Spiritual Legacy of Friedrich von Hugel. By Ellen M. Leonard. (Scranton: University of Scranton Press. 1997. Pp. xv, 237. $24.95 clothbound; $18.95 paperback.) Ellen Leonard's study of Baron von Hugel focuses on his spiritual legacy,...
Dynast Und Kirche. Studien Zum Verhaltnis Von Kriche Und Staat Im Spateren Mittelalter Und in der Newzeit
Dynast und Kirche. Studien zum Verhaltnis von Kirche und Staat im spateren Mittelalter und in der Neuzeit. By Alfred A. Strnad. Edited by Josef Gelmi und Helmut Gritsch in collaboration with Caroline Baidemair. [Innsbrucker Historische Studien,Vols....
Earthen Vessels and Transcendent Power. American Presbyterians in China, 1837-1952
Earthen Vessels and Transcendent Power:American Presbyterians in China, 1837-1952. By G. Thompson Brown. [American Society of Missiology Series, No. 25.] (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books. 1997. Pp. xiii, 428. $40.00.) Attempting to write a history of...
Entre la Ideologia Y la Compasion: Guerra Y Paz En Cuba, 1895-1903: Testimonios De Los Archivos Vaticanos
Entre la ideologia y la compasion: Guerra y paz en Cuba, 1895-1903: Testimonios de los Archivos Vaticanos. By Manuel P Maza Miquel, SJ. (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Instituto Pedro Francisco Bono. 1997. Pp. 559. $25.00.) Manuel P Maza Miquel has...
Father Peter John DeSmet: Jesuit in the West
Father Peter John DeSmet:Jesuit in the West. By Robert C. Carriker. [The Oklahoma Western Biographies, Volume 9.] (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1995. Pp. xx, 266. $24.95.) Published as Volume 9 for inclusion within what seems a mistitled series...
Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, Ca. 500-1100
Forgetful of Their Sex. Female Sanctity and Society, ca 500-1100. By Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1998. Pp. xii, 587. $40.00.) This book represents nearly twenty-five years of research into the lives of female saints...
Getting Sense: The Osages and Their Missionaries
Getting Sense: The Osages and Their Missionaries. By James D. White. (sa, Oklahoma: Sarto Press. 1997. Pp. vii, 389. Paperback.) In his valuable work Getting Sense: The Osages and Their Missionaries, James White traces the history of the Catholic mission...
Glorious Battle: The Cultural Politics of Victorian Anglo-Catholicism
Glorious Battle: The Cultural Politics of Victorian Anglo-Catholicism. By John Shelton Reed. (Nashville, Tennessee:: Vanderbilt University Press. 1996. Pp. xxiv,357. $34.95.) The subtitle of Reed's book indicates his approach. In dealing with the Ritualist'...
His Eminence of Los Angeles: James Francis Cardinal McIntyre
His Eminence of Los Angeles:James Francis Cardinal Mcintyre. By Francis J. Weber. (2 vols.; Mission Hills, California: St. Francis Historical Society. 1997. Pp. v, 327; 328-707. $38.75.) Monsignor Weber has written an engaging biography of one of the...
Houses of God: Religion, and Architecture in the United States
Houses of God Region, Religion, and Architecture in the United States. By Peter W.Williams. [Public Expressions of Religion in America.] (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. 1997. Pp. xix, 321. $34.95.) Construction, modification, closure,...
Idolatry and Its Enemies: Colonial Adean Religion and Extirpation, 1640-1750
Idolatry and Its Enemies: Colonial Andean Religion and Extirpation, 1640-1750. By Kenneth Mills. (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1997. Pp. xv, 337. $55.00.) In this well-researched work, Mills continues an inquiry into mid-colonial religious...
Il Monachesimo Femminile in Italia Dall'alto Medioevo Al Secolo XVII a Confronto Con L'oggi. Atti del VI Convegno del "Centro Di Studi Farfensi," Santa Vittoria in Matenano, 21-24 Settembre 1995
Il monachesimo femminile in Italia dall alto medioevo al secolo XVII a confronto con l'oggi. Atti del VI Convegno del "Centro di Studi Farfensi," Santa Vittoria in Matenano, 21-24 settembre 1995. Edited by Gabriella Zarri. [Scuola di Memoria Storica,...
Il Tempo Di Bernardino Da Portogruaro
1 tempo di Bernardino da Portogruaro. By Giuseppe Buffon. [Francescani in Europa.] (Assisi: Edizioni Porziuncola. 1997. Pp. xxv, 889. Lire 55,000 paperback.) On October 4,1897, Pope Leo XIII formalized a major institutional reform of the Order of Friars...
Indian Freedom: The Cause of Bartolome De Las Casas, 1484-1566. A Reader
Indian Freedom: The Cause of Bartolom6 de las Casas, 1484-1566. A Reader. Translations and Notes by Francis Patrick Sullivan, SJ. (Kansas City, Missouri: Sheed & Ward. 1995. Pp. iv, 371. $24.95 paperback.) The late Frank Sullivan put together this...
Johann Sebastian Drey. Mein Tagebuch Uber Philosophische, Theologische Und Historische Gegenstande, 1812-1817
Johann Sebastian Drey. Mein Tagebuch ber Philosophische, Theologische und Historische Gegenstande, 1812-1817. Edited and introduced by Max Seckler. (Tubingen: Francke Verlag. 1997. Pp. LVII, 628. DM 164,-.) Grounded in the developmental methodologies...
Kardynal Adam Stefan Sapieha
Kardynat Adam Stefan Sapieha. By Jacek Czajowski. (Wroclaw: Ossolineum. 1997. Pp. 225. Paperback.) Although Cardinal Prince Adam Stefan Sapieha (1867-1951) belonged to the highest Polish aristocracy, and though he permanently inscribed himself in the...
Konfession Und Nationalsozialismus: Evangelische Und Katholische Pfarrer in der Pfalz 1930-1939
Konfession und Nationalsozialismus: Evangelische und kathol*che Pfarrer in der Pfalz 1930-1939. By Thomas Fandel. [Veroffentlichungen der Kommission fur Zeitgeschichte, Series B: Forschungen, Band 76.] (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schningh. 1997. Pp. 669. DM...
La Predication En Pays d'Oc (XII(e)-Debut XV(e) Siecle)
La predication en Pays d'Oc (XIP-debut XP siecle). [Cahiers de Fanjeaux: Collection d'Histoire religieuse du Languedoc aux XIII et XIV siecles,Volume 32.] (Toulouse: Editions Privat. 1997. Pp. 428. 170 FF paperback.) This volume, the thirty-second in...
Lettere Di Ernesto Buonaiuti Ad Arturo Carlo Jemolo, 1921-1941
Lettere di Ernesto Buonaiuti ad Arturo Carlo Jemolo, 1921-1941. Edited by Carlo Fantappie; introduction by Francesco Margiotta Broglio. [Pubblicazioni degli Archivi di Stato, Fonti, 24.] (Rome: Ministero per i beni culturali e ambientali, Ufficio centrale...
Louis Veuillot
Louis Veuillot. By Pierre Pierrard. [Politiques & Chretiens, 12.1 (Paris: Beauchesne Editeur. 1998. Pp. ix, 273. 180 FF paperback.) M. Pierrard opens his book with a disclaimer that he has never liked people filled with certitude, especially in religious...
Machiavelli's Three Romes: Religion, Human Liberty, and Politics Reformed
Machtavelli's Three Romes:Religion, Human Liberty, and Politics Reformed. By Vickie B. Sullivan. (DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press. 1996. Pp. xi, 235. $30.00.) Sullivan advocates a novel interpretation of how Christian and classical...
Medeleva: A Biography
Madeleva: A Biography. By Gail Porter Mandell. (Albany: State University of NewYork Press. 1997. Pp. xv, 303. $17.95 paperback.) As the history of women in the Church is gradually pieced together, it is increasingly evident that among women who held...
Mulieres Religiosae, Strictly Speaking: Some Fourteenth-Century Canonical Opinions
At the start of the fourteenth century, a religious woman was defined by canon law as one who had not only taken the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, but who had also made solemn profession in an already existing religious order.' Additionally,...
Nihil Obstat: Religion, Politics, and Social Change in East-Central Europe and Russia
Nihil Obstat: Religion, Politics, and Social Change in East-Central Europe and Russia. By Sabrina P Ramet. (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. 1998. Pp. xi, 424. $69.95 hardcover; $23.95 paperback.) Sabrina P Ramet, professor of international...
Our Lady of the Exile: Diasporic Religion at a Cuban Catholic Shrine in Miami
Our Lady of the Exile: Diasporic Religion at a Cuban Catholic Shrine in Miami. By Thomas A. Tweed. [Religion in America Series.] (NewYork: Oxford University Press. 1997. Pp. xv, 224. $35.00.) Thomas Tweed's thorough study explores the development and...
Per Deu O per Diners: Els Mendicants I El Clergat Al Pais Valencia
Per Deu o per diners. Els mendicants i el clergat al Pais Valencia. By Jill R. Webster. [Col.lecci6 recerca i pensament, Vol. 6.] (Catarroja and Barcelona: Editorial Afers. 1998. Pp. 202. Paperback.) Conflict between diocesan and regular clergy is one...
Primitivist Piety: The Ecclesiology of the Early Plymouth Brethren
Primitivist Piety: Tbe Ecclesiology of the Early Plymouth Brethren. By James Patrick Callahan. [Studies in Evangelicalism. Volume 12.] (Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1997. Pp. xix, 287. $48.00.) In this study based on his doctoral work...
Reflections of Faith: Houses of Worship in the Lone Star State
Reflections of Faith: Houses of Worship in the Lone Star State. By Willard B. Robinson, with the Assistance of Jean M. Robinson. (Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press. 1994. Pp. xx, 268. $45.00.) This beautifully illustrated and clearly written volume...
Religion and Culture in Early Russia and Ukraine
Religion and Culture in Early Modern Russia and Ukraine. Edited by Samuel H. Baron and Nancy Shields Kollmann. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press. 1997. Pp. viii, 213. $35.00.) This collection of essays, drawn from a conference held at Stanford...
Religion in Victorian Britain. Volume V: Culture and Empire
Religion in Victorian Britain. Volume V: Culture and Empire. Edited by John Wolffe. (Manchester University Press in association with the Open University. Distributed in the United States and Canada by St. Martin's Press, New York. 1997. Pp. viii, 359....
Reluctant Dissenter: An Autobiography
Reluctant Dissenter.' An Autobiography. By James Patrick Shannon. (New York: The Crossroads Publishing Company. 1998. Pp. ix, 228. $19.95.) James Patrick Shannon is a name for American church history, if only as a footnote, because he is one of a rare...
Sakularisierung, Dechristianisierung, Rechristianisierung in Neuzeitlichen Europa: Bilanz Und Perspektiven der Forschung
Skularisierung, De-christianisierung, Rechristianisierung in neuzeitlichen Europa: Bilanz und Perspektiven der Forschung. Edited by Hartmut Lehmann. [Verciffentlichungen des Max-Planck-Instituts ffr Geschichte, 130.] (Gottingen:Vandenhoek & Rupprecht....
Some Private Roads to Rome: The Role of Families in American Victorian Conversions to Catholicism
The mid-nineteenth century was the first period in American history when measurable numbers of Protestants converted to Roman Catholicism. In a culture that remained sharply anti-Catholic, this was a bold personal step. The converts were impelled by...
Sor Juana Ines De la Cruz: Religion, Art, and Feminism
SorJuana Ines de la Cruz:Religion, Art, and Feminism. By Pamela Kirk. (New York: The Continuum Press. 1998. Pp. 180. $34.50.) A first acquaintance with Sor Juana in 1988 moved Pamela Kirk to write this work, which is mostly an analysis of the religious...
St. Francis Seminary: Sesquicentennial Essays
St. Francis Seminary:Sesquicentennial Essays. Edited by Steven M. Avella. (Milwaukee,Wisconsin: St. Francis Seminary. 1997. Pp. v, 175. Paperback.) These essays were put together to celebrate the sesquicentennial (1995) of St. Francis de Sales Seminary...
Tejano Religion and Ethnicity: San Antonio, 1821-1860
Tejano Religion and Ethnicity: San Antonio, 1821-1860. By Timothy M. Matovina. (Austin: University of Texas Press. 1995. Pp. xiv, 168. $24.95.) This reviewer apologizes for delaying so long in bringing this important monograph to the attention of the...
The Apalachee Indians and Mission San Luis
The Apalachee Indians and Mission San Luis. By John H. Hann and Bonnie G. McEwan. [Native Peoples, Cultures, and Places of the Southeastern United States.] (Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 1998. Pp. xiv, 193; 120 color illustrations. $49.95...
The Church and Its Social Involvement in the Philippines, 1930-1972
The Church and Its Social Involvement in the Philippines, 1930-1972. By Wilfredo B. Fabros. (Manila: Ateneo de Manila University Press. 1988. Pp. xii, 202.) In the late 1970's and early 1980's, the Reverend John N. Schumacher, SJ., prepared and presented...
The Conversion of Missionaries: Liberalism in American Protestant Missions in China, 1907-1932
The Conversion of Missionaries: Liberalism in American Protestant Missions in China, 1907-1932. By Lian Xi. (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 1997. Pp. xvi, 247. $38.50.) This is an excellent book, which I recommend highly to...
The Kongolese Saint Anthony, Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita and the Antonian Movement, 1684-1706
The Kongolese Saint Anthony, Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita and the Antonian Movement, 1684-1706. By John K. Thornton. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1998. Pp. viii, 228. $49.95 clothbound; $15.95 paperback.) The kingdom of Kongo was the only major...
The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman. Volume VII: Editing the British Critic, January 1839-December 1840
The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman. Volume VII: Editing the British Critic, January 1839-December 1840. Edited by Gerard Tracey. (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1995. Pp. xxvi, 550. $95.00.) This latest volume of John Henry...
The Living of Maisie Ward
The Living of Maisie Ward. By Dana Greene. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 1997. Pp. xii, 255. $25.00.) Dana Greene's biography, The Living of Maisie Ward, provides us with a highly contextualized, readable account of the evolution...
The Mexican Right. the End of the Revolutionary Reform, 1929-1940
The Mexican Right. The End of Revolutionary Reform, 1929-1940. By John W Sherman. (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger. 1997. Pp. xxii, 154. $55.00.) Anyone who has watched pilgrims walking on their knees to get to the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe...
The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917
The Minds of the West. Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917. By Jon Gjerde. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 1997. Pp. xiii, 426. $39.95.) The Minds of the West is a challenging work by a writer conversant with...
The Mystic of Tunja. the Writings of Madre Castillo, 1671-1742
The Mystic of Tunja. The Writings of Madre Castillo, 1671-1742. By Kathryn Joy McKnight. (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. 1997. Pp. xix, 282. $45.00.) In The Mystic of Tunja Kathryn McKnight embarks on a thorough analysis of the writings...
The Oscar Wilde Encyclopedia
The Oscar Wilde Encyclopedia. By Karl Beckson. (NewYork:AMS Press. 1998. Pp. xviii, 456. $125.00.) A writer and wit with as much appeal to a wide-reading public and drama devotees as to literary critics and academics, Oscar Wilde has been the subject...
The Paths of Kateri's Kin
The Paths of Kateri's Kin. By Christopher Vecsey [American Indian Catholics, Volume II.] (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 1997. Pp. xvi, 392.) This is the second component of a planned trilogy with the overall title, American Indian...
The Pauline Cult in Malta and the Movement of the Counter-Reformation: The Development of Its International Reputation
The erection of Christian sacred shrines and places of worship is a historically complex phenomenon. It goes back to the very early beginning of Christianity. These concrete manifestations despite substantial differences due to time and place share common...
The Quest for Compromise: Peacemakers in Counter-Reformation Vienna
The Quest for Compromise: Peacemakers in Counter-Reformation Vienna. By Howard Louthan. [Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History.] (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1997. Pp. xvi, 185;14 Illustrations. $59.95.) This book can best be appreciated...
The Spirit of the Sixties: Making Postwar Radicalism
The Spirit of the Sixties: Making Postwar Radicalism. By James J. Farrell. [American Radicals Series.] (New York: Routledge Press. 1997. Pp. 360. $19.99.) Toward the end of World War II Jean Paul Sartre wrote to Denis de Rougemont,*You Personalists have...
The World of Catholic Renewal, 1540-1700
The World of Catholic Renewal, 1540-1700. By R. Po-Chia Hsia. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1998. Pp. xi, 240. $54.95 cloth; $16.95 paper back.) A new textbook on Catholic Reform and renewal is long overdue; the standard, The Counter Reformation...
Thomas Merton's American Prophecy
Thomas Merton's American Prophecy. By Robert Inchausti. (Albany: State University of New York Press. 1998. Pp. x, 210. Paperback.) Of the writing of books about Merton there is no seeming end. This is not a lament, just a statement of a publishing fact-of-life....
"Und Sie Hatten Nie Gewissenbisse?" Die Biographie Von Rudolf Hoss Und Die Frage Nach Seiner Verantwortung Vor Gott Und Den Menschen
"Und Sie hatten nie Gewissensbisse?"Die Biographie von Rudolf Hof und die Frage nach seiner Verantwortung vor Gott und den Menschen. By Manfred Deselaers. (Leipzig: Benno Verlag. 1997. Pp. 424. DM 39,-.) The Nazi concentration camp Commandant in the...
What Will Dr. Newman Do? John Henry Newman and Papal Infallibility, 1865-1875
What Will Dr Newman Do? John Henry Newman and Papal Infallibility 1865-1875. By John R. Page. (Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, Michael Glazier Books. 1994. Pp. vi, 458. $24.95 paperback.) The fact of Newman's struggle with Pastor aeternus'...
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