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. 97, No. 3, July

Archaeology of Frankish Church Councils, AD 511-768
Medieval Archaeology of Frankish Church Councils, AD 511-768. By Gregory I. Halfond. [Medieval Law and Its Practice, Vol. 6.] (Leiden: Brill. 2010. Pp. xii, 299. $138.00. ISBN 978-9-004-17976-9.)The first surprise of Gregory Halfond' s new book is that,...
Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ: A Model Theologian, 1918-2008
Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ: A Model Theologian, 1918-2008. By Patrick W Carey. (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press. 2010. Pp.xxv, 710. $49.95. ISBN 978-0809-10571-7.)Although we scholars live exciting intellectual lives with our research and interaction with students,...
Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present
Latin American Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present. By Jennifer Scheper Hughes. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2010. Pp. xvi, 312. $99.00 clothbound, ISBN 978-0-19536706-5; $29.95 paperback,...
Cardinal Bendinello Sauli and Church Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Italy
Cardinal Bendinello Sauli and Church Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Italy. By Helen Hyde. [Royal Historical Society Studies in History: New Series.] (Rochester, NY: The Boydell Press. 2009. Pp.xvi, 203. $95.00. ISBN 978-0-861-93301-3.)Was it lèse majesté...
Church, Cities, and People. A Study of the Plebs in the Church and Cities of Roman Africa in Late Antiquity
Church, Cities, and People. A Study of the Plebs in the Church and Cities of Roman Africa in Late Antiquity. By Alexander Ever s . [Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion, Vol 11.] (Leuven: Peeter s . 2010.Pp. xiv, 367. euro58,00 paperback....
Civic Christianity in Renaissance Italy: The Hospital of Treviso, 1400-1530
Civic Christianity in Renaissance Italy: The Hospital of Treviso, 1400-1530. By David M. D'Andrea. [Changing Perspectives on Early Modern Europe, 5.] (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. 2007. Pp. xiv, 2 14. $75.00. ISBN 978-1-580-46239-6.)David...
Decretos del Concilio Tercero Provincial Mexicano (1585)
Decretos del concilio tercero provincial mexicano (1585). Edición histórico crítica y estudio preliminar por Luis Martínez Ferrer. 2 vols. (Michoacán: Colegio de Michoacán; Rome: Universidad Pontificia de la Santa Cruz. 2009. Pp. 186, 187-681. euro96,80....
Die Gegenwart Von Heiligen Und Reliquien
Die Gegenwart von Heiligen und Reliquien. By Arnold Angenendt. Edited by Hubertus Lutterbach. (Münster: Aschendorff Verlag. 2010. Pp. 260. euro29,80. ISBN 978-3-402-12836-7).Arnold Angenendt studied Catholic theology and history at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität...
Fathers on the Frontier, French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870
American Fathers on the Frontier, French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870. By Michael Pasquier. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2010. Pp. xii, 295. $74.00. ISBN 978-0-19537233-5.)With a fine command of...
Fr. Victor White, O.P.: The Story of Jung's "White Raven"
Fr. Victor White, O.P.: The Story of Jung's "White Raven." By Clodagh Weldon. (Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Press. Distrib. by University of Chicago Press. 2007. Pp. xii, 340. $30.00 paperback. ISBN 978-1-589-66153-0.)Born Gordon Henry White...
Global Catholicism: Diversity and Change since Vatican
Global Catholicism: Diversity and Change since Vatican II. By Ian Linden. (New York: Columbia University Press. 2009. Pp. viii, 337. $27.50. ISBN 9780-231-15416-1.)This book tells the fascinating and important story of Roman Catholicism's shift from...
Hidden Children of the Holocaust: Belgian Nuns and Their Daring Rescue of Young Jews from the Nazis
Hidden Children of the Holocaust: Belgian Nuns and Their Daring Rescue of Young Jews from the Nazis. By Suzanne Vromen. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2008. Pp. xx, 178. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-195-18128-9.)Suzanne Vromen' s book forms a critical element...
Hidden Treasures and Intercultural Encounters: Studies on East Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia
Asian Hidden Treasures and Intercultural Encounters: Studies on East Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia. Edited by Die tmar W.Winkler and Li Tang. [Orientalia - patristica - oecumenica,Vol. 1.] (Münster- Vienna: Lit Verlag. 2009. Pp. iv, 395....
Ignatius of Loyola, Letters and Instructions
Ignatius of Loyola, Letters and Instructions. Edited by Martin E. Palmer, SJ.; John W Padberg, SJ.; and John L. McCarthy, SJ. [Series I: Jesuit Primary Sources in English Translations, No. 23·] (St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources. 2006. Pp. xxxii,...
Karl Lueger (1844-1910): Christlichsoziale Politik Als Beruf. eine Biographie
Karl Lueger (1844-1910): Christlichsoziale Politik als Beruf. Eine Biographie. By John W. Boyer. [Stuthen zu Politik und Verwaltung, Band 93.](Cologne and Vienna: Böhlau Verlag. 2010. Pp. 595. euro39,00. ISBN 978-3205-78366-4.)This book is partly based...
La Coexistence Confessionnelle À L'épreuve: ÉTudes Sur Les Relations Entre Protestants et Catholiques Dans la France Moderne
La coexistence confessionnelle à l'épreuve: Études sur les relations entre protestants et catholiques dans la France moderne. Edited by Didier Boisson and Yves Krumenacker. [Chrétiens et Sociétés: Documents et Mémoires, No 9.] (Lyon: Institut d'Histoire...
Le Concile De Perpignan (15 Novembre 1408-26 Mars 1409). Actes Du Colloque International (Perpignan, 24-26 Janvier 2008)
Le concile de Perpignan (15 novembre 1408-26 mars 1409). Actes du colloque international (Perpignan, 24-26 janvier 2008). Edited by Hélène Millet. [Études roussillonnaises, Revue d'histoire et d'archéologie méditerranéennes, Tome XXIV.] (Canet en Roussillon,...
Le Premier Concile Plénier Chinois, Shanghai 1924: Droit Canonique Missionnaire Forgé En Chine
Le premier concile plénier chinois, Shanghai 1924: droit canonique missionnaire forgé en Chine. By Paul Wang Jiyou. (Paris: Les éditions du Cerf. 2010. Pp. 413. euro42,00 paperback. ISBN 978-2-204-09205-0.)Paul Wang Jiyou presents a well-researched study...
Life Writing in Reformation Europe: Lives of Reformers by Friends, Disciples and Foes
Life Writing in Reformation Europe: Lives of Reformers by Friends, Disciples and Foes. By Irena Backus. [St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2008. Pp. xxxiii, 259. $114.95. ISBN 978-0-754-66055-2.)Who were...
Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity
Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity. By Gary B. Ferngren. (Baltimore johns Hopkins University Press. 2009. Pp. xiv, 246. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-801-89142-7.)What has Cos to do with Jerusalem? Reworded,Tertullian's famous question focuses on the...
Medieval Italy: Texts in Translation
Medieval Italy: Texts in Translation. Edited by Katherine L. Jansen, Joanna Drell, and Frances Andrews. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2009. Pp. xxviii, 596. $69.95. ISBN 978-0812-24164-8.)Frustrated with the...
Mobilizing Youth: Communists and Catholics in Interwar France
Mobilizing Youth: Communists and Catholics in Interwar France. By Susan B. Whitney. (Durham: Duke University Press. 2009. Pp. xii, 318. $89.95 clothbound, ISBN 978-0-822-34595-4; $24.95 paperback, ISBN 978-0-82234613-5.)What is particularly noticeable...
Monachesimo E Istituzioni Ecclesiastiche in Egitto. Alcuni Casi Di Interazione E Integrazione
Monachesimo e istituzioni ecclesiastiche in Egitto. Alcuni casi di interazione e integrazione. By Mariachiara Giorda. [Fondazione Bruno Kessler: Scienze religiose. Nuova serie 22.] (Bologna: E [dizioni] D[ehoniane] B[ologna]. 2010. Pp. 179. euro12,60...
Nahuatl Theatre, Vol. 3: Spanish Golden Age Drama in Mexican Translation/Nahuatl Theatre, Vol. 4: Nahua Christianity in Performance
Nahuatl Theatre, Vol. 3: Spanish Golden Age Drama in Mexican Translation. Edited by Barry D. Sell, Louise M. Burkhart, and Elizabeth R. Wright. Foreword by John Frederick Schwaller. With contributions from Daniel Mosquera and John Bierhorst. (Norman:...
Notes and Comments
Joint Meeting of the Canadian and American Catholic Historical AssociationsUniversity of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto April 15-16, 2011The University of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto sponsored the Second Joint...
Obituaries: Edwin Scott Gaustad (1923-2011)
Had Edwin Scott Gaustad, who died March 25, 2011, produced nothing other than the New Historical Atlas of Religion in America, as he did with Philip L. Barlow (New York, 2000), he would be remembered with gratitude by generations of historians of religion....
Obituaries: James Matthew Powell (1930-2011)
James Matthew Powell died on January 27, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 9, 1930, he received his AB in 1953 and MA in 1955 from Xavier University. He began to study medieval history at the University...
Obituaries: John J. O'Brien, C.P. (1941-2010)
John J. O'Brien, a Passionist priest, died at the University of Connecticut Medical Center on October 15, 2010, after a brief illness. He was sixty-nine years old. Eldest son of the late John O'Brien and Kathleen Castiner O'Brien, Father O'Brien graduated...
Offenders or Victims? German Jews and the Causes of Modern Catholic Antisemitism
Offenders or Victims? German Jews and the Causes of Modern Catholic Antisemitism. By Olaf Blaschke. [Studies in Antisemitism.] (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, for the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism and the Hebrew...
Painting the Sacred in the Age of Romanticism
Late Modern European Painting the Sacred in the Age of Romanticism. By Cordula Grewe. [Histories of Vision.] (Burlington, VT:Ashgate Publishing. 2009. Pp. xvii, 418. $99.95. ISBN 978-0-754-60645-1.)Although it is prolix, sometimes repetitious, and would...
Pio II E le Trasformazioni dell'Europa Cristiana, 1456-1464
Pio II e le trasformazioni dell'Europa cristiana, 1456-1464. By Barbara Baldi. [Centro per gli studi di politica estera, 11.] (Milan: Edizioni Unicopli. 2006. Pp. xxiii, 271. euro20,00. ISBN 978-8-840-01149-3.)Barbara Baldi' s book is a close and long-needed...
Poesia E Teologia in Giovanni Scoto l'Eriugena
Poesia e Teologia in Giovanni Scoto l'Eriugena. By Filippo Colnago. [Biblioteca di Cultura Romanobarbarica, 11.] (Rome: Herder Editrice e Libreria. 2009. Pp. viii, 401. euro48,00 paperback. ISBN 978-8-889-670-8-4.)John Scotus Eriugena represents a fundamental...
Prayers of the Faithful: The Shifting Spiritual Life of American Catholics
Prayers of the Faithful: The Shifting Spiritual Life of American Catholics. By James P. McCartin. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2010. Pp. x, 225. $25.95. ISBN 978-0-674-04913-0.)James P. McCartin's book is an historical examination of the...
Projezie Di Riforma E Idee Di Concordia Religiosa: Visioni E Speranze Dell'e-Sule Piemontese Giovanni Leonardo Sartori
Profezie di riforma e idee di concordia religiosa: Visioni e speranze dell'e-sule piemontese Giovanni Leonardo Sartori. By Lucia Felici. [Studi e testi per la storia religiosa del Cinquecento, Voi. 16.] (Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore. 2009. Pp. xi,...
Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World
General and Miscellaneous Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World. By Carla Gardina Pestana (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2009. Pp. viii, 302. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-812-24150-1.)The making of the Atlantic...
Ravenna in Late Antiquity
Ravenna in Late Antiquity. By Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2010. Pp. xx, 444. $95.00. ISBN 978-0-52183672-2.)This is a remarkable book, which admirably fulfills the author's intention to produce a scholarly work...
Savage Fortune: An Aristocratic Family in the Early Seventeenth Century
Savage Fortune: An Aristocratic Family in the Early Seventeenth Century. Edited by Lyn Boothman and Sir Richard Hyde Parker. [Suffolk Record Society Publications, XLIX.] (Rochester, NY: Boydell Press. 2006. Pp. xcvi, 248. $60.00. ISBN 978-1-843-83199-0.)This...
St. Nerses the Gracious and Church Unity: Armeno-Greek Church Relations (1165-1173)
St. Nerses the Gracious and Church Unity: Armeno-Greek Church Relations (1165-1173). By Aram I [Keshishian], Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia. (Antelias, Lebanon: Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia. 2010. Pp. 256. $12.00. ISBN 978-9-953-01442-5.)As...
The Appointment of Bishops in Early-Modern Portugal (1495-1777)
The author explains the theoretical model that was used in early-modern Portugal for appointing bishops, based on original research of 505 episcopal appointments. The author argues that the model enabled monarchs to better control the prelates and consequently...
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE WOMAN QUESTION: CATHOLIC FEMINISM IN ITALY IN THE EARLY 1900s
At the turn of the twentieth century the Catholic Church promoted women's associations in an attempt to reassert Christianity in a struggle against its liberal and socialist adversaries. Pope Leo XIII's encyclical Rerum novarum (1891) called on Catholics...
The Curse of Ham in the Early Modern Era: The Bible and the Justifications for Slavery
The Curse of Ham in the Early Modern Era: The Bible and the Justifications for Slavery. By David M. Whitford. [St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2009. Pp. xviii, 217. $119.95. ISBN 978-0-754-66625-7.)Among...
The Gift of Tongues: Women's Xenoglossia in the Later Middle Ages
The Gift of Tongues: Women's Xenoglossia in the Later Middle Ages. By Christine F. Cooper-Rompato. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2010. Pp. x, 217. $75.00. ISBN 978-0-271-03616-8.)The practice of "speaking in tongues" has received...
The Letters of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln
The Letters of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln. Translated with introduction and annotation by F A. C. Mantello and Joseph Goering. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2010. Pp. xviii, 528. $130.00. ISBN 978-0-802-09813-0.)Robert Grosseteste...
The Life and Works of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca)/The Worldview and Thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemey of Lucca)
The Life and Works of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca). By James M. Blythe. [Disputado, Vol. 16.] (Turnhout: Brepols. 2009. Pp. xvii, 292. euro60,00. ISBN 978-2-503-52923-3.)The Worldview and Thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemey of Lucca). By James...
The National Right to Life Committee: Its Founding, Its History, and the Emergence of the Pro-Life Movement Prior to Roe V. Wade
During the mid-1960s a few Catholic journals and individuals advised that a more active role should be taken in defeating abortion reform. In 1967 the National Conference of Catholic Bishops selected James Thomas McHugh, administrator of the United States...
The Quest for Shakespeare: The Bard of Avon and the Church of Rome
The Quest for Shakespeare: The Bard of Avon and the Church of Rome. By Joseph Pearce. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2008. Pp. 216. $19.95. ISBN 978-1-586-17224-4.)The question of Shakespeare's Catholicism has recently reinvigorated the increasingly...
The Second Church: Popular Christianity, A.D. 200-400
Ancient The Second Church: Popular Christianity, A.D. 200-400. By Ramsay MacMullen. [Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplement Series, No. L] (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. 2009. Pp. xii, 210. $24.95 paperback. ISBN 978-1-589-83403-3.)At...
The Struggle for Shared Schools in Northern Ireland: The History of All Children Together
The Struggle for Shared Schools in Northern Ireland: The History of All Children Together. By Jonathan Bardon. With a preface by Dr. Mary Robinson, an introduction by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mawhinney, and an epilogue by Donald Akenson. (Belfast: Ulster...
Thomas of Cantimpré: The Collected Saints Lives-Abbot John of Cantimpré, Christina the Astonishing, Margaret of Ypres, and Lutgard of Aywières
Thomas of Cantimpré: The Collected Saints Lives-Abbot John of Cantimpré, Christina the Astonishing, Margaret of Ypres, and Lutgard of Aywières. Ed. Barbara Newman. Trans. Margot H. King and Barbara Newman. [Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts.] (Turnhout:...
Working in a Tradition
Distinguished historian Philip Gleason reflects on his work in American Catholic history, including influential mentors, research directions, publications, and other important aspects of his career.Keywords: American identity; Catholic higher education;...
"You Will Be Called Repairer of the Breach": The Diary of J. G. M. Willebrands, 1958-1961
"You will be called Repairer of the Breach": The Diary of J. G. M. Willebrands, 1958-1961. Edited by Theo Salemink. (Leuven: Maurits Sabbebibliotheek Faculteit Godgeleerdheid, Uitgeverij Pee ter s. 2009. Pp. viii, 450 [includes Annex: The original Dutch...
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