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. 88, No. 1, January

A Dictionary of Asian Christianity
A Dictionary of Asian Christianity. Edited by Scott W Sunquist. Associate editors, David Wu Chu Sing and John Chew Hung Chea. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2001. Pp. xii, 937. $75.00.) This is a unique work, embracing...
A History of Polish Christianity
A History of Polisb Christianity. By Jerzy Kloczowski. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2000. Pp. xxviii, 385.$69.95.) Christianity in general and Roman Catholicism in particular have played an immense role in Polish history for over a millennium....
A History of the Poles in America to 1908, Part IV: Polies in the Central and Western States
A History of the Poles in America to 1908, Part IV: Poles in the Central and Western States. By Waclaw Kruszka. Edited by James S. Pula. Translated by Krystyna Jankowski. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2001. Pp. viii, 296....
Blood and Religion: The Conscience of Henri IV 1553-1593
Blood and Religion: The Conscience of Henri IV 1553-1593. By Ronald S. Love. (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2001. Pp. xxii, 458. Can $65.00.) "Paris is well worth a Mass!" This famous quip attributed to Henry WV of France has usually been...
Catholicism, Politics, and Society in Twentieth-Century
Catholicism, Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century France. Edited by Kay Chadwick. (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. Distributed in the U.S. by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2000. Pp. xiii, 295. $57.95.) This carefully constructed collection of essays...
Choosing Death. Suicide and Calvinism in Early Modern Geneva
Choosing Death. Suicide and Calvinism in Early Modern Geneva. By Jeffrey R. Watt. [Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies Series.] (Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press. 2001. Pp. xiii, 361. $45.00 clothbound; $30.00 paperback. Dr. Watt...
Der Malteserorden. Wandel, Internationalitat Und Soziale Vernetzung Im 19. Jahrhundert
Der Malteserorden.Wandel, Internationalitat and soziale Vernetzung im 19 Jahrhundert. By Carl Alexander Krethlow. [Europaische Hochschulschriften. European University Studies. Series III History and Allied Studies. Vol. 890.] (Bern: Peter Lang. 2001....
Der Rheinische Reformkreis. Dokumente Zu Modernismus Und Reformkatholizismus 1942-1955
Der Rheinische Reformkreis. Dokumente zu Modernismus and Reformkatholizismus 1942-1955. Edited by Hubert Wolf and Claus Arnold. 2 vols. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 2001. Pp. vi, 667; vi, 753. DM 336.) Reform Catholicism was a diffuse movement in...
Des Clercu Au Service De la Reforme: Etudes et Documents Sur Les Chanoines Reguliers De la Province De Rouen
Des clercs au service de la reforme: etudes et documents sur les chanoines reguliers de la province de Rouen. Edited by Mathieu Arnoux. [Bibliotheca Victorina, Volume XI.] Turnhout: Brepols. 2000. Pp. 404. 70.00 Euros.) Canons regular have always been...
Die Katholische Arbeiterbewegung in Bayern Nach Dem Zweiten Weltkrieg (1945-1963)
Die katholische Arbeiterbewegung in Bayern nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg (1945-1963). By Dietmar Grypa. [Veroffentlichungen der Kommission fur Zeitgeschichte Reihe B: Forschungen, Band 91.] (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 2000. Pp. 594. DM 150.00.) A thoroughly...
Eunomius of Cyzicus and the Nicene Revolution
Eunomius of Cyzicus and the Nicene Revolution. By Richard Paul Vaggione, OHC. [Oxford Early Christian Studies.] (New York: Oxford University Press. 2000. Pp. xxv, 425. $90.00.) Most of what we used to know about Eunomius, whom church historians pigeon-holed...
Eyes Open on a World: The Challenges of Change. A Collaboration by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province
Eyes Open on a World: The Challenges of Change. A Collaboration by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province. (St. Cloud, Minnesota: North Star Press. 2001. Pp. xiv, 206. $19.95 paperback.) As communities of American women religious...
France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart: An Epic Tale for Modern Times
France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart: An Epic Tale for Modern Times. By Raymond Jonas. [Studies on the History of Science and Culture, 39.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2000. Pp. xv, 308. $40.00.) The striking Church of the Sacred Heart...
Francis of Assisi: A Revolutionary Life
Francis of Assisi: A Revolutionary Life. By Adrian House. (Mahwah, New Jersey: Hidden Spring, Paulist Press. 2001. Pp. xv, 336. $28.00.) The sights, sounds, and smells of the piazza in Assisi, the cloth fairs in Champagne, the prison in Perugia, the...
Francis of Assist: Early Documents, Volume III: The Prophet
Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, Volume III: The Prophet. Edited by Regis J. Armstrong, O.EM.Cap., J. A. Wayne Hellman, O.EM.Conv., and William J. Short, O.EM. (New York: New City Press. 2001. Pp. 906, 11 maps. $54.00 clothbound; $34.95 paperback.)...
Fur Glaube Und Volkstum: Die Katholische Wochenzeitung "Der Deutsche in Polen" (1934-1939) in der Auseinandersetzung Mit Dem Nationalsozialismus
Far Glaube and Volkstum: Die katholische Wochenzeitung "Der Deutsche in Polen" (1934-1939) in der Auseinandersetzung mit dem Nationalsozialismus. By Pia Nordblom. [Veroffentlichungen der Kommission fur Zeitgeschichte, Reihe B: Forschungen, Band 87.]...
Glaubensmut Unter Den Bedingungen Des Sozialismus Anhand der Predigten Des Paters Gordian Landwehr
Glaubensmut enter den Bedingungen des Sozialismus anhand der Predigten des Paters Gordian Landwehr. By Joachim Seeger. [Europaische Hochschulschriften, Reihe XXIII: Theologie, Bd. 715.] (Bern: Peter Lang 2001. Pp. 476. $68.95.) Joachim Seeger has written...
Images of Intolerance: The Representation of Jews and Judaism in the Bible Moralisee
Images of Intolerance: The Representation of Jews and Judaism in the Bible moralisee. By Sara Lipton. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 1999. Pp. xvi, 241. $60.00.) Images of Intolerance is a learned and provocative book that offers daring readings...
John Carroll Recovered: Abstracts of Letters and Other Documents Not Found in the John Carroll Papers
American John Carroll Recovered: Abstracts of Letters and Other Documents Not Found in the John Carroll Papers. By Thomas W. Spalding with assistance of Paul K. Thomas. (Baltimore: Cathedral Foundation Press. 2000. Pp. xxxvi, 264. $35.00.) This book,...
Katholiken Auf Die Barrikaden? Euroaische Revolutionen Und Deutsche Katholische Presse 1815-1848
Katholiken auf the Barrikaden? Europaische Revolutionen and deutsche katholische Presse 1815-1848. By Bernhard Schneider. [Veroffentlichungen der Kommission fur Zeitgeschichte, Reihe B: Forschungen, Band 84.] (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoningh. 1998. Pp....
Katholische Kirche in der SBZ/DDR, 1945-1951: Die Formierung Einer Subgesellschaft Im Entstehenden Sozialistischen Staat
Katholische Kirche in der SBZ/DDR, 1945-1951: Die Formierung einer Subgesellschaft im entstehenden sozialistischen Staat. By Wolfgang Tischner. [Veroffentlichungen der Kommission ftir Zeitgeschichte, Reihe B, Forschungen, Band 90.] (Paderborn: Ferdinand...
Le Rigorisme Chretien
Quantin,Jean-Louis. Le Rigorisme chretien. [Histoire du Christianisme.] (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 2001. Pp. 161. 95F paperback.) This short book or rather extended essay by a younger-generation scholar fills a need that has been long felt. Terminology...
Le Voyage En Mesopotamie et la Conversion De Louis Massignon En 1908
Massignon, Daniel. Le voyage en Mesopotamie et la conversion de Louis Massignon en 1908. (Paris: Editions du Cerf. 2001. Pp. 84 and 4 planches. 70 F paperback.) In Le voyage en Mesopotamie et la conversion de Louis Massignon en 1908, Daniel Massignon,...
Medicine and Religion C. 1300. the Case of Arnau De Vilanova
Medicine and Religion C. 1300. The Case of Arnau de Vilanova. By Joseph Ziegler. [Oxford Historical Monographs.] (New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. 1998. Pp. x, 342. $80.00.) In his odious defense of the Inquisition, Historia de los...
Medieval Purity and Piety: Essays on Medieval Clerical Celibacy and Religious Reform
Medieval Purity and Piety: Essays on Medieval Clerical Celibacy and Religious Reform. Edited by Michael Frassetto. [Garland Medieval Casebooks, Volume 19; Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Volume 2006.] (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc....
Nicolas De Clamanges. Spirituality, Personal Reform, and Pastoral Renewal on the Eve of the Reformations
Nicolas de Clamanges. Spirituality, Personal Reform, and Pastoral Renewal on the Eve of the Reformations. By Christopher M. Bellitto. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2001. Pp. xiii, 146. $44.95.) This short study of Nicolas...
Notes and Comments
Association News Before leaving the office of president of the American Catholic Historical Association, Patrick W. Carey, with the encouragement of the Executive Council and of his successor, appointed a new Committee on Recruitment. The chairman of...
Obituaries
R. Patricia Smith, G.N.S.H. (formerly Sister Peter Damian), died of cancer at the mother house of the Grey Nuns in Yardley, Pennsylvania, on July 29, 2001, at the age of seventy-five years. This marked the end of her long, dedicated career as a college...
Patriotism and Fraternalism in the Knights of Columbus: A History of the Fourth Degree
Patriotism and Fraternalism in the Knights of Columbus: A History of the Fourth Degree. By Christopher J. Kauffman. (NewYork: Crossroad Publishing Company, A Herder and Herder Book. 2001. Pp. xix, 174. $19.95.) This volume, a centennial history of the...
Per la Storia del Pontificio Istituto Orientale: Saggi Sull'istituzione, I Suoi Uomini E l'Oriente Cristiano
Per la storia del Pontificio Istituto Orientale: Saggi sull' istituzione, i suoi uomini e l'Oriente Cristiano. By Vincenzo Poggi, S.J. [Orientalia Christiana Analecta, 263.] (Rome: Pontificio Istituto Orientale. 2000. Pp. 448, Paperback.) This volume...
Religion and Revolution in France, 1780-1804
Religion and Revolution in France, 1780-1804. By Nigel Aston. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2000. Pp. xii, 435. $44.95 clothbound, $24.95 paperback.) [Published in the United Kingdom by Palgrave Publishers Ltd. ] After...
Religiose Festkultur. Tradition Und Neuformierung Katholischer Frommigkeit Im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert: Das Liborifest in Paderborn Und das Kilianfest in Wurzburg Im Vergleich
Religiose Festkultur. Tradition and Neuformierung katholischer Frommigkeit im 19. and 20.Jahrhundert. Das Liborifest in Paderborn und das Kilianfest in Wurzburg im Vergleich. By Barbara Stambolis. [Forschungen zur Regionalgeschichte, 38.] (Paderborn:...
Rhetorical Campaigns of the 19th Century Anti-Catholics and Catholics in America
Rhetorical Campaigns of the 19th-Century Anti-Catholics and Catholics in America. By Jody M. Roy. [Studies in American Religion,Volume 71.] (Lewiston, NewYork: The Edwin Mellen Press. 2000. Pp. xiii, 211. $89.95.) Protestant anti-Catholicism in America...
Sanctity and Secularity during the Modernist Period: Six Perspectives on Hagiography around 1900 = Six Perspectives Sur L'hagiographie Aux Alentours De 1900
Sanctity and Secularity during the Modernist Period. Six Perspectives on Hagiography around 1900 = Six perspectives sur l'hagiographie aux alentours de 1900. Edited by Lawrence F Barmann and C. J. T Talar. (Brussels: Societe des Bollandistes. 1999. Pp....
State and Society in the Early Middle Ages: The Middle Rhine Valley, 400-1000
State and Society in the Early Middle Ages: The Middle Rhine Valley, 4001000. By Matthew Inner. [Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series.] (NewYork: Cambridge University Press. 2000. Pp. xvi, 316. $64.95.) Though one would not know...
Subtle Bodies: Representing Angels in Byzantium
Subtle Bodies: Representing Angels in Byzantium. By Glenn Peers. (The Transformation of the Classical Heritage, Vol. XXXII.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2001. Pp. xv, 235. $37.50.) From the earliest centuries Christian art produced images...
The Advent Project: The Later-Seventh-Century Creation of the Roman Mass Proper
The Advent Project: The Later-seventh-century Creation of the Roman Mass Proper. By James VP McKinnon. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2000. Pp. xiv, 466. $ 50.00.) In his final book, James McKinnon (deceased 1999) has crowned a prestigious...
Theaters of Conversion: Religious Architecture and Indian Artisans in Colonial Mexico
Latin American Theaters of Conversion: Religious Architecture and Indian Artisans in Colonial Mexico. By Samuel Y. Edgerton with photographs by Jorge Perez de Lara; drawings by Mark Van Stone, James E. Ivey, and the author. (Albuquerque: University of...
The Bishop Builds a Bridge: Sanctity and Power in the Medieval Pyrenees
The episcopate of Ermengol of Urgel came to an abrupt end in November 1035. After a quarter-century presiding over his diocese in the Catalan Pyrenees, Ermengol suffered a fatal accident. He had traveled to a place called Bar on the banks of the Segre,...
The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive World History
The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century.'A Comprehensive World History. By Robert Royal. (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company. 2000. Pp. x, 430. $39.95.) In his study Robert Royal, president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington,...
The Church in an Age of Danger: Parsons and Parishioners, 1660-1740
The Church in an Age of Danger: Parsons and Parishioners, 1660-1740. By Donald A. Spaeth. [Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History.] (NewYork: Cambridge University Press. 2000. Pp. xiv, 279. $64.95.) This ground-breaking monograph deserves...
The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World
The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World. Edited by Angeliki E. Laiou and Roy Parviz Mottahedeh. (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. 2001. Pp. vii, 297. $48.00.) This collection originated in...
The Forbidden Image: An Intellectual History of Iconoclasm
The Forbidden Image: An Intellectual History of Iconoclasm. By Alain Besancon. Translated by Jane Marie Todd. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2000. Pp. viii, 423. $40.00.) Besancon is director of studies at L'E'cole des Hautes etudes en Sciences...
The Forgotten: Catholics of the Soviet Empire from Lenin through Stalin
The Forgotten: Catholics of the Soviet Empire from Lenin through Stalin. By Christopher Lawrence Zugger. (Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. 2001. Pp. xxxiv, 556. $39.95.) In the swirl of subjects that are studied intensively in that bizarre...
The Italian Reformation of the Sixteenth Century and the Diffusion of Renaissance Culture
The Italian Reformation of the Sixteenth Century and the Diffusion of Renaissance Culture. A Bibliography of the Secondary Literature (Ca. 1750-1997). Compiled by John Tedeschi in association with James M. Lattis. With an Historiographical Introduction...
The Lord's Distant Vineyard: A History of the Oblates and the Catholic Community in British Columbia
The Lord's Distant Vineyard: A History of the Oblates and the Catholic Community in British Columbia. By Vincent J. McNally. (Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press and Western Canadian Publishers. 2000. Pp. xxvi, 443. $34.95 Can. paperback). Until...
The Mystics of Engelthal: Writings from a Medieval Monastery
The Mystics of Engelthal: Writings from a Medieval Monastery. By Leonard P. Hindsley. (New York: St. Martin's Press. 1998. Pp. xxii, 234. $45.00.) Medieval mystics and their texts continue to hold our attention. Leonard Hindsley's exploration of texts...
The Second Spring of the Church in America
Kelly, George A. The Second Spring of the Church in America. (South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine's Press. 2001. Pp. viii, 195. $25.00.) In this book Monsignor Kelly, a founder of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the author of The Battle for the...
The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening
The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-TwentiethCentury Awakening. By Amanda Porterfield. (NewYork: Oxford University Press. 2001. Pp. x, 262. $27.50.) Casual observers acknowledge that significant change has come to American religion...
The Transformation of Catholic Orphanages: Cleveland, 1851-1996
In 1886 the formidable three-storied brick structure of St. Vincent's Orphanage in Cleveland-already more than three decades old-- housed about 200 boys, the children of impoverished Catholics. Many were German or Irish, and almost without exception...
The Waning of the Green: Catholics, the Irish, and Identity in Toronto, 1887-1922
The Waning of the Green: Catholics, the Irish, and Identity in Toronto, 1887-- 1922. By Mark G. McGowan. [McGill-Queen's University Studies in the History of Religion, Series Two.] (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. 1999. Pp....
Tolerance and Intolerance: Social Conflict in the Age of the Crusades
Tolerance and Intolerance: Social Conflict in the Age of the Crusades. Edited by Michael Gervers and James M. Powell. (Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. 2001. Pp. xx, 191. $39.95 hardbound; $18.95 paperbound.) Religious tolerance is not...
Vocationalism and Social Catholicism in Twentieth-Century Ireland: The Search for a Christian Social Order
Vocationalism and Social Catholicism in Twentieth-Century Ireland: The Search for a Christian Social Order By Don O'Leary. (Dublin: Irish Academic Press. Distributed in the U.S.A. by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2000. Pp. xiv, 274. $52.50.) This ably researched...
Waging War for the Lord: Counterrevolutionary Ritual in Rural Western France, 1801-1906
Introduction Long Live Jesus! Long Live France! We promise it in this holy place, We will uphold our belief: Christ is King, Christ is God! Christ is King, Christ is God! ... That which the Church teaches us, We affirm it just the same, That in order...
Wilfrid Ward: A Religious Fabius Maximus
From 1903 to 1906 British politics was in tumult over tariff reform, and the Unionist government of Prime Minister Arthur Balfour was hanging by a thread. At one end of the party, Joseph Chamberlain was vigorously pushing for Empire-wide protection,...
Worlds of Difference: European Discourses of Toleration, C. 1100-C. 1550
Worlds of Difference: European Discourses of Toleration, c. 1100-c. 1550. By Cary J. Nederman. (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 2000. Pp. x, 157. $40.00 clothbound; $18.95 paperback.) Recent study of the medieval West has emphasized,...
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