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. 84, No. 2, April

American Catholics and the Environment, 1960-1995
PATRICK ALLITT* In 1991 the American Catholic bishops published "Renewing the Earth," their first pastoral declaration on the environment, and two years later the United States Catholic Conference established its Environmental Justice Program. Many other...
An Irish Theologian in Elightenment France: Luke Joseph Hooke 1714-96
An Irish Theologian in Enlightenment France: Luke Joseph Hooke 1714-96 By Thomas O'Connor. (Portland, Oregon: Four Courts Press. 1995. Pp. 218. $39.50.) Readers of R. R. Palmer's Catholics and Unbelievers in Eighteenth Century France will recognize the...
As One Sent. Peter Kenney S.J., 1779-1841. His mIssion in Irelandand North America
As One Sent. Peter Kenney S.J., 1779-1841. His Mission in Ireland and North America. By Thomas Morrissey, SJ. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press; Blackrock, Co. Dublin: Four Courts Press. 1997. Pp. xii, 529. $54.95.) In his foreword...
'By Whose Authority?' Newman, Manning and the Magisterium
By Whose Authority?'Newman, Manning and the Magisterium. Edited by V Alan McClelland. (Bath: Downside Abbey Press. 1996. Pp. x, 290. $44.00.) This collection consists of fourteen essays by eight well-known scholars of nineteenth-century religious history...
Calvinist Exiles in Tudor and Stuart England
Calvinist Exiles in Tudor and Stuart England. By Ole Peter Grell. (Brookfield, Vermont: Scolar Press, Ashgate Publishing Company. 1996. Pp. x, 249. $76.95.) Now that we possess this study, Grell's earlier volume on The Dutch Calvinists in Early Stuart...
Catholic Evangelizing in One Colonial Mission: The Institutional Evolution of Jos Prefecture, Nigeria, 1907-1954
This article describes the development of the Catholic mission to the Northern Province of the British colony of Nigeria during the colonial era. Its primary concern is to illustrate the complexity of the social/historical forces involved in shaping...
Celestial Sirens: Nuns and Thier Music in Early Modern Milan
Celestial Sirens. Nuns and Their Music in Early Modern Milan. By Robert L. Kendrick. (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1996. Pp. xxi, 556. $95.00.) Current scholarship has produced a wealth of learned writings on an old, but only recently...
Christentum Und Revolution. Die Christleichen Kirchen in Wurttemberg 1848-1852
Christentum und Revolution. Die christlichen Kirchen in Wurttemberg 1848-1852. By Stefan J. Dietrich. [Veroffentlichungen der Kommission fur Zeitgeschichte, Reihe B: Forschungen, Band 71.] (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 1996. Pp. 490. DM 98,-.) Carl...
Church and Culture in Seventeenth-Century France
Church and Culture in Seventeenth-Century France. By Henry Phillips. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1997. Pp. ix, 334. $59.95.) The Catholic Reform movement began to have a significant impact in France during the seventeenth century, after the...
Church and Society in the Medieval North of England
Church and Society in the Medieval North of England. By R. B. Dobson. (Rio Grande, Ohio: Hambledon Press. 1996. Pp. xvi, 323. $60.00.) This volume contains thirteen articles previously appearing from 1965 to 1992 and all concerned with the history of...
Conversion, Politics and Religion in England, 1580-1625
Conversion, Politics and Religion in England, 1580-1625. By Michael C. Questier. [Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History.] (NewYork: Cambridge University Press. 1996. Pp. xiv, 240. $59.95.) Dr. Questier has written an interesting and provocative...
Converting the Sauvage: Jesuit and Montagnais in Seventh-Century New France
PETER A. GODDARD* The name sauvage' gives rise to so very disparaging an idea of those who bear it, that many people in Europe have thought that it is impossible to make true Christians of them. But such persons do not reflect that God died for the barbarian...
Death in the Victorian Family
Death in the Victorian Family. By Pat Jalland. (New York: Oxford University Press. 1996. Pp. xii, 464. $45.00.) Victorian England is often perceived in the popular mind as a period of cultural repression and religious hypocrisy. Much of what that age...
Donna, Disiplina, Creanza Cristiana Dal XV Al SVII Secolo. Studi E Testi a Stampa
Donna, disciplina, creanza cristiana dal XV al XVII secolo. Studi e testi a stampa. Edited by Gabriella Zarri. [Temi e Testi, Nuova Serie, 36.] (Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura. 1996. Pp. 800. Lire 150.000.) This massive volume is divided into...
From Malines to ARCIC: The Malines Conversations Commemorated
From Malines to ARCIC: The Malines Conversations Commemorated. Edited by A. Denaux in collaboration with J. Dick. [Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, CXXX.] (Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press/Uitgeverij Peeters. 1997. Pp. ix,...
Histoire De la Penitence Des Origines a Nos Jours
Histoire de la penitence des origines a nos jours. By Philippe Rouillard. [Petits Cerf-Histoire.] (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 1996. Pp. 210. 140 FE) This concise survey of penance from the New Testament to the present is at once a history of the subject...
Hutterite Beginnings: Communitarian Experiments during the Reformation
Hutterite Beginnings: Communitarian Experiments during the Reformation. By Werner 0. Packull. (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 1995. Pp. xi, 440. $59.95.) At the 1943 annual meeting of the American Society of Church History, Harold S....
Il Concilio Di Trento E Il Moderno
II concilio di Trento e il moderno. Edited by Paolo Prodi and Wolfgang Reinhard. [Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico, Quaderno 45.] (Bologna: Societa editrice il Mulino. 1996. Pp. 575. Lire 58.000.) This volume presents the atti of a week of...
Julius Kardinal Dopfner: 26. August 1913 Bis 24. Juli 1976
Julius Kardinal Dopfner: 26 August 1913 bis 24. Juli 1976 Edited by Klaus Wittstadt. [Wurzburger Diozesangeschichtsblitter, Band 58.] (Wurzburg: BistumWurzburg. 1996. Pp. 234.) By any standards, Cardinal Julius Dopfner was one of the most prominent and...
La Citta E I Poveri: Milano E le Terre Lombarde Dal Rinascimento All'eta Spagnola
La citta e i poveri: Milano e le terre lombarde dal Rinascimento all'eta spagnola. Edited by Danilo Zardin. [Edizioni Universitarie Jaca, Vol. 100.] (Milan:Jaca Book. 1995. Pp. 431.) This volume contains, besides the introduction by the editor, fifteen...
Los Bienes De Los Jesuitas: Disolucion E Incautacion De la Compania De Jesus Durante la Segunda Republica
Los bienes de los jesuitas: Disolucion e incautacion de la Compania de Jests durante la Segunda Republica. By Alfredo Verdoy. (Madrid: Editorial Trotta. 1995. Pp. 422.) This is the first detailed study of the Spanish Republic's 1932 dissolution of the...
Mary through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture
Mary through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture. By Jaroslav Pelikan. (New Haven:Yale University Press.1996. Pp. xii, 267. $25.00.) In this companion volume to his highly successful Jesus through the Centuries (New Haven: Yale University...
Mazarin: The Crisis of Absolutism in France
Mazarin: The Crisis of Absolutism in France. By Geoffrey Treasure. (New York: Routledge.1995. Pp. xv,413. $39.95 clothbound; $22.95 paperback.) The period from the death of Louis XIII in 1643 to the beginning of the personal reign of Louis XIV in 1661...
Miracles and the Modern Religious Imagination
Miracles and the Modern Religious Imagination. By Robert Bruce Mullin. (New Haven, Connecticut:Yale University Press. 1996. Pp. xi, 322. $30.00.) Robert Bruce Mullin has crafted a very smart study of the idea of miracles in the English-speaking world...
Ordonner la Fraternite. Pouvoir D'innover et Retour a L'ordre Dans l'Eglise Ancienne
Ordonner la fraternite. Pouvoir d'innover et retour a l'ordre dans l Eglise ancienne. By Alexandre Faivre. (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 1992. Pp. 555. 299E) This book by Alexandre Faivre is a collection of essays and papers on the topic of church institutions...
Piety and Poverty: Working-Class Religion in Berlin, London and New York, 1870-1914
Piety and Poverty., Working-Class Religion in Berlin, London and New York, 1870-1914. By Hugh McLeod. [Europe Past and Present Series.] (New York: Holmes & Meier. 1996. Pp. xx, 264. $45.00.) Hugh McLeod shows a predilection for units of three in...
Political Catholocism in Europe, 1918-1965
Political Catholicism in Europe, 1918-1965. Edited by Tom Buchanan and Martin Conway. (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1996. Pp. ix, 312. $85.00.) Compare the number of major English-language books on European political Catholicism...
Rome and the African Church in the Time of Augustine
Rome and the African Church in the Time of Augustine. By J. E. Merdinger. (New Haven:Yale University Press. 1997. Pp. xvi, 267. $40.00.) The theme of this book is more limited than the title would suggest. Dr. Merdinger is concerned with African appeals...
Runaway Religious in Medieval England, C. 1240-1540
Runaway Religious in Medieval England, c. 1240-1540. By E Donald Logan. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1996. Pp. xix, 301. $59.95.) Religious vows, like those of marriage, were for life. To leave the monastery was to commit apostasy and be subject...
Scotland, Parsons, and Carrafiello
In his review of The Society of Jesus in Ireland, Scotland, and England 1541-1588: "Our Way of Proceeding?" (ante, LXXXII [October, 19971, 805806), Dr. Michael Carrafiello dismisses my claim that I could find no documentary evidence of Robert Parsons's...
Sotto L'occhio del Padre. Societa Confessionale E Istruzione Primaria Nello Stato Di Milano
Sotto l'occhio del padre. Societa confessionale e istruzione primaria nello Stato di Milano. By Angelo Turchini. [Annali dell'Istituto storico italogermanico, Monografia 29.] (Bologna: Societa editrice il Mulino. 1996. Pp. 468. Lire 40.000 paperback.)...
Storia dell'Italia Religiosa, I: L'antichita E Il Medioevo
Storia dell'talia religiosa, I L'antichita e il medioevo. Edited by Andre Vauchez. [Storia e Societa.] (Bari: Editori Laterza. 1993. Pp. xvi, 612; 20 plates. Lire 50,000.) The editors of this book have shown a great deal of courage in imagining its subject...
Studen Zu Den Quellen der Fruhmittelalterlichen Bussbucher
Studien zu den Quellen der frubmittelalterlichen Bussbucher. By Ludger Korntgen. [Quellen und Forschungen zum Recht im Mittelalter, Band 7.] (Sigmaringen:Jan Thorbecke Verlag. 1993. Pp. xxiii, 292. DM 98,-.) Since the middle of the nineteenth century...
Teresa Von Avila. Humanitat Und Glaubensleben
Teresa von Avila. Humanitat und Glaubensleben. By Jutta Burggraf. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh Verlag. 1996. Pp. 510. DM 88,-.) The author of this extraordinary book-"Teresa of Avila-Humanness and the Life of Faith"-has invested all of her erudition...
The Celtic Monk: Rules and Writings of Early Irish Monks
The Celtic Monk: Rules and Writings of Early Irish Monks. By Uinseann O Maidin, O.C.R. [Cistercian Studies Series, Number 162.] (Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Spencer, Massachusetts: Cistercian Publications. 1996. Pp. 216. $35.95 hardcover; $17.95 paperback.)...
The Cross & the Sickle: Sergei Bulgakov and the Fate of Russian Religious Philosophy
The Cross & the Sickle:Sergei Bulgakov and the Fate of Russian Religious Philosophy. By Catherine Evtuhov. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 1997. Pp. xii, 278. $42.50.) The tortured and tumultuous years of the early twentieth century,...
The Deeds of God through the Franks. A Translation of Guibert of Nogent's "Gesta Dei per Francos"
The Deeds of God through the Franks. A Translation of Guibert of Nogent's "Gesta Dei per Francos." Translated and edited by Robert Levine. (Rochester, NewYork:The Boydell Press. 1997. Pp. v, 166. $63.00.) Abbot Guibert of Nogent's Gesta Dei per Francos...
The Making of an Enterprise: The Society of Jesus in Portugal, Its Empire, and beyond, 1540-1750
The Making of an Enterprise: The Society of Jesus in Portugal, Its Empire, and Beyond, 1540-1750. By Dauril Alden. (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1996. Pp. xxxi, 707. $75.00.) Worldwide evangelical campaigns by religious orders were inalienable...
The Military Orders: Fighting for the Faith and Caring for the Sick
The Military Orders: Fighting for the Faith and Caring for the Sick. Edited by Malcolm Barber. (Brookfield, Vermont:: Variorum,, Ashgate Publishing Company. 1994. Pp. xxviii, 399. $99.50.) This volume is made up of forty-one papers read at a conference...
The Papacy and Canon Law in the Eleventh-Century Reform
In the eleventh and early twelfth century the age-old Christian concepts of individual renewal, renovation, restoration, and reformation took on a new and wider meaning. The ideal of individual Christian renewal was linked with the notion of the renewal...
Thesaurus De la Litterature Interdite Au XVIe Siecle: Auteurs, Ouvrages, Editions Avec Addenda et Corrigenda
Thesaurus de la litterature interdite au XVI siecle:Auteurs, ouvrages, editions avec Addenda et corrigenda. By Jesus Martinez De Bujanda with the assistance of Rene Davignon, Ela Stanek, and Marcella Richter. [Index des livres interdits, Volume X.] (Sherbrooke,...
The Seventy-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association
Report of the Chairman of the Committee on Program The Association met at the same time as the American Historical Association at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle between January 8 and 1,1998. The days were clear and bright...
The Vincentian Family Tree: A Genealogical Study
The Vincentian Family Tree:A Genealogical Study. By Betty Ann McNeil, D.C. Edited by Martha Beaudoin, D.C., Stafford Poole, C.M., and Edward Udovic, C.M. [Vincentian Studies Institute Monographs, I.] (Chicago: Vincentian Studies Institute. Available...
The Virgin and the Bride: Idealized Womanhood in Late Antiquity
The Virgin and the Bride: Idealized Womanhood in Late Antiquity. By Kate Cooper. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. 1996. Pp. xii, 180. $37.50.) Studies of asceticism and gender in Late Antiquity and Early Christianity have flourished...
William Byrd: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal
William Byrd: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal. By John Harley. (Brookfield, Vermont: Scolar Press. Ashgate Publishing Company. 1997. Pp. xvi, 480. $76.95.) In his preface to this important study the author explains that his dual purpose has been "to summarize...
Yours Is a Precious Witness: Memoirs of Jews and Catholics in Wartime Italy
Yours Is a Precious Witness:Memoirs of Jews and Catholics in Wartime Italy. By Margherita Marchione. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 1997. Pp. x, 260. $14.95.) Margherita Marchione, a Filippini Sister, has written an engaging book focusing on Catholics...
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