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. 4, October

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A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia
A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia. By Lauren E Winner. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2010. Pp. xii, 272. $45.00. ISBN 978-0-30012469-9.)Lauren F. Winner's ambitious...
A Companion to the Catholic Enlightenment in Europe
A Companion to the Catholic Enlightenment in Europe. Edited by Ulrich L. Lehner and Michael Printy. [Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, Vol. 20.] (Leiden: Brill. 2010. Pp. vi, 462. $230.00. ISBN 978-9-004-18351-3.)This is the first of the...
A Heart in My Head: A Biography of Richard Harries
A Heart in My Head: A Biography of Richard Harries. By John S. PeartBinns. (New York: Continuum. 2007. Pp viri, 275. $33.95. ISBN 978-0-826-48154-2.)An experienced biographer of modern Anglican bishops, Peart-Binns turns his attention to one of the Church...
A History of Georgetown University, Vol. 1: From Academy to University, 1789-1889; Vol. 2: The Quest for Excellence, 1889-1964; Vol. 3: The Rise to Prominence, 1964-1989
A History of Georgetown University, Vol. 1: From Academy to University, 1789-1889; Vol. 2: The Quest for Excellence, 1889-1964; Vol. 3: The Rise to Prominence, 1964-1989. By Robert Emmett Curran. (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. 2010. Vol....
American Crusade: Catholic Youth in the World Mission Movement from World War I through Vatican II
American Crusade: Catholic Youth in the World Mission Movement from World War I through Vatican II By David J. Endres. [American Society of Missiology Monograph Series, 7.] (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, an imprint ofWipf and Stock Publishers. 2010....
Ancestors, Virgins, & Friars: Christianity as a Local Religion in Late Imperial China
Asian Ancestors, Virgins, & Friars: Christianity as a Local Religion in Late Imperial China. By Eugenio Menegon. [Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 69] (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2009. Pp. xxii, 450. $49.95. ISBN 978-0-674-03596-6.)Eugenio...
Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions
Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions. By G. W Bernard. (New Haven:Yale University Press. 2010. Pp. x, 237. $30.00. ISBN 978-0-300-16245-5.)G. W. Bernard's Anne Boleyn is Anne Boleyn as we have never known her. Despite the claim of the inside cover, it is not...
Appropriating Sacred Space: Private-Chapel Patronage and Institutional Identity in Sixteenth-Century Rome-The Case of the Office of Ceremonies
The author explores the efforts of papal ceremonialist Paris de' Grassi (1504-28) to transform the Office of Ceremonies from a group of semi-corporate, specialized papal attendants into a curial college with fixed regulations and social clout. The reform...
A Renaissance Education: Schooling in Bergamo and the Venetian Republic, 1500-1650
Early Modern European A Renaissance Education: Schooling in Bergamo and the Venetian Republic, 1500-1650. By Christopher Carlsmith. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2010. Pp. xvii, 435. $75.00. ISBN 978-0-802-09254-0.)Recent years have witnessed...
Bob Drinan: The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress
Bob Drinan: The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress. By Raymond A. Schroth, SJ. (New York: Fordham University Press. 2011. Pp. xviii, 393. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-823-23304-5.)It is difficult to categorize this book. It lacks...
Carteggi Con Quadrio ... Ripa
Carteggi con Quadrio ... Ripa. Edizione Nazionale del Carteggio di L. A. Muratori, Voi. 35. Edited by Ennio Ferraglio and Marco Faini. [Centro di Studi Muratoriani, Modena.] (Florence: Casa Editrice Leo S. Olschki. 2008. Pp. 654. euro120.00. ISBN 978-8-822-25767-3.)Fortunately,...
Catholics, Slaveholders, and the Dilemma of American Evangelicalism, 1835-1860
Catholics, Slaveholders, and the Dilemma of American Evangelicalism, 1835-1860. By W Jason Wallace. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2010. Pp. xii, 200. $30.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-268-04421-3.)Due to their increasing numbers, Catholics...
Christianity in India: From Beginnings to the Present
Christianity in India: From Beginnings to the Present. By Robert Eric Frykenberg. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2008. Pp. xxxii, 564. $165.00 cloth, ISBN 978-0-198-26377-7; $45.00 paperback, ISBN 978-0-19957583-1.)From the 1990s Robert Eric Frykenberg...
Citizens of a Christian Nation: Evangelical Missions and the Problem of Race in the Nineteenth Century
Citizens of a Christian Nation: Evangelical Missions and the Problem of Race in the Nineteenth Century. By Derek Chang. [Politics and Culture in Modern America.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2010. Pp. viii, 237. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-812-24218-8.)Derek...
Commonwealth and the English Reformation: Protestantism and the Politics of Religious Change in the Gloucester Vale, 1483-1560
Commonwealth and the English Reformation: Protestantism and the Politics of Religious Change in the Gloucester Vale, 1483-1560. By Ben Lowe. [St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2010. Pp.xvi,308. $124.95....
Dark Age Bodies: Gender and Monastic Practice in the Early Medieval West
Dark Age Bodies: Gender and Monastic Practice in the Early Medieval West. By Lynda L. Coon. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 201 1. Pp. xii, 390. $65.00. ISBN 978-0-812-24269-0.)Lynda Coon says that her purpose...
Death and Conversion in the Andes: Lima and Cuzco, 1532-1670
Death and Conversion in the Andes: Lima and Cuzco, 1532-1670. By Gabriela Ramos. [History, Languages, and Cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese Worlds.] (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2010. Pp. xii, 356. $39.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-268-04028-4.)Gabriela...
De Constantinople À Athènes: Louis Petit et Les Bollandistes. Correspondance D'un Archevêque Savant (1902-1926)
De Constantinople à Athènes: Louis Petit et les Bollandistes. Correspondance d'un archevêque savant (1902-1926). Edited with commentary by Bernard Joassart. [Tabularium Hagiographicum, 6.] (Brussels: Société des Bollandistes. 2010. Pp. 183- euro45,00...
Der Kaiser Und Sein Gott: Das Christentum Im Denken Und in der Religionspolitik Konstantins Des Grossen
Der Kaiser und sein Gott: Das Christentum im Denken und in der Religionspolitik Konstantins des Grossen. By Klaus Martin Girardet. [Millennium-Stuthen zu Kultur und Geschichte des ersten Jahrtausends n. Chr, Band 27.] (New York: de Gruyter. 2010. Pp....
Die äLtesten Viten Papst Cölestins V. (Peters Vom Morrone)
Die ältesten Viten Papst Cölestins V. (Peters vom Morrone). Edited by Peter Herde. [Monumenta Germaniae Histórica: Scriptores Rerum Germanicarum, Nova Series, XXHI.] (Hannover: Hahnsche Buchhandlung. 2008. Pp. xii, 282. euro38,00. ISBN 978-3-775-20223-7.)The...
Die Päpstin Johanna: Biographie Einer Legende
Die Päpstin Johanna: Biographie einer Legende. By Max Kerner and Klaus Herbers. (Cologne: Böhlau Verlag. 2010. Pp. 173. euro20,50. ISBN 978-3-41220469-3.)Near the end of this brief, bracing book the authors ask if we need Pope Joan. A reviewer might...
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 8: Letters and Papers from Prison
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 8: Letters and Papers from Prison, English Edition. Edited by John W. de Gruchy; translated by Isabel Best, Lisa E. Dahill, Reinhard Krauss, and Nancy Lukens. "After Ten Years" translated by Barbara and Martin Rumscheidt,...
Eglise et Nation: La Question Liturgique En France Au XIXe Siècle
Eglise et nation: La question liturgique en France au XIXe siècle. By Vincent Petit. [Collection «Histoire»] (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes. 2010. Pp. 199. euro18,00 paperback. ISBN 978-2-753-51014-2.)Vincent Petit offers this study of the...
Erzbischof Hinkmar Und Die Folgen: Der Vierhundertjährige Weg Historischer Erinnerungsbilder Von Reims Nach Trier
Erzbischof Hinkmar und die Folgen: Der vierhundertjährige Weg historischer Erinnerungsbilder von Reims nach Trier. By Olaf Schneider. [Millennium-Stuthen zu Kultur und Geschichte des ersten Jahrtausends n. Chr., Band 22.]. (Berlin: de Gruyter. 2010....
Faith and Patronage: The Political Career of Flaithrí Ó Maolchonaire, C. 1560-1629
Faith and Patronage: The Political Career of Flaithrí Ó Maolchonaire, c. 1560-1629. By Benjamin Hazard. [New Directions in Irish History.] (Dublin: Irish Academic Press. Distrib. ISBS, Portland, OR. 2010. Pp. xviii, 222. $64.95. ISBN 978-0-716-53048-0.)Flaithrí...
Financing Cathedral Building in the Middle Ages: The Generosity of the Faithful
Financing Cathedral Building in the Middle Ages: The Generosity of the Faithful. By Wim Vroom. Translated by Elizabeth Mantón. (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 2010. Pp.ix, 734. $8950 paperback. ISBN 9789-089-64035-2.)This monumental study of...
Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor
Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor. By Eamon Duffy. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2009. Pp. xiv, 249. $28.50. ISBN 978-0-30015216-6.)Few other living historians have had as much of an impact on the history of the English Reformation...
Friedrich Loofs in Halle
Friedrich Loofs in Halle. Edited by Jörg Ulrich. (New York: DeGruyter. 2010. Pp. x, 349. $140.00. ISBN 978-3-110-24634-6.)Ulrich has edited a scholarly and lucid collection of essays devoted to the life and work of Friedrich Loofs (1858-1928), a Protestant...
From Altar-Throne to Table: The Campaign for Frequent Holy Communion in the Catholic Church
From Altar-Throne to Table: The Campaign for Frequent Holy Communion in the Catholic Church. By Joseph Dougherty. [ATLA Monograph Series, No. 50.] (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press and the American Theological Library Association. 2010. Pp. xxxv, 225. $80.00....
George Tyrrell and Catholic Modernism
George Tyrrell and Catholic Modernism. Edited and introduced by Oliver P. Rafferty. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distrib. ISBS, Portland, OR. 2010. Pp. 187. $65.00. ISBN 978-1-846-82236-0.)This collection of strong contributions to Roman Catholic modernism...
Greater Than a Mother's Love:The Spirituality of Francis and Clare of Assisi
Greater than a Mother's Love:The Spirituality of Francis and Clare of Assisi. By Gilberto Cavazos-González, O.F.M. (Scranton: University of Scranton Press. Distrib. University of Chicago Press. 2010. Pp. xx, 308. $28.00 paperback. ISBN 978-1-589-66213-1.)In...
Growth and Decline: Essays on Philippine Church History
Growth and Decline: Essays on Philippine Church History. By John N. Schumacher, SJ. (Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press. 2009. Pp. x, 291. $43.00 paperback. ISBN 978-9-715-50588-8.)John N. Schumacher is a recognized authority in Philippine...
Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America
Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America. By William Kostlevy. [Religion in America Series.] (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Pp. xiv, 240. $65.00. ISBN 978-0-195-37784-2.)Holy Jumpers offers a well-crafted account...
Ignatius of Antioch and the Parting of the Ways: Early Jewish-Christian Relations
Ancient Ignatius of Antioch and the Parting of the Ways: Early Jewish-Christian Relations. By Thomas A. Robinson. (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers. 2009- Pp- xiv, 285. $27.95 paperback. ISBN 978-1-598-56323-8.)Catholic and Protestant scholars have...
Il Cardinale Giovanni Morone E L'ultima Fase del Concilio Di Trento. Atti del Convegno "Il Cardinale Giovanni Morone E L'ultima Fase del Concilio Di Trento." Trento, 5-6 Giugno 2009
Il cardinale Giovanni Morone e l'ultima fase del concilio di Trento. Atti del convegno "Il cardinale Giovanni Morone e l'ultima fase del Concilio di Trento." Trento, 5-6 giugno 2009. Edited by Massimo Firpo and Ottavia Niccoli. [Annali dell'Istituto...
Il Modernismo in Italia E in Germania Nel Contesto Europeo. Atti Della L. Settimana Di Studio, Trento, 23-26 Ottobre 2007
Il modernismo in Italia e in Germania nel contesto europeo. Atti della L settimana di studio, Trento, 23-26 ottobre 2007. Edited by Michele Nicoletti and Otto Weiss. [Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento, Quaderni, 79] (Bologna: Società...
Image, Text and Church, 1380-1600: Essays for Margaret Aston
Image, Text and Church, 1380-1600: Essays for Margaret Aston. Edited by Linda Clark, Maureen Jurkowski, and Colin Richmond. [Papers in Mediaeval Studies, 20.] (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. 2009. Ppxiv, 289. $90.00. ISBN 978-0-888-44820-0.)This...
Inquisizione Spagnola E Riformismo Borbonico Fra Sette E Otttocento. Il Dibattito Europeo Sulla Soppressione del «Terrible Monstre.»
Inquisizione spagnola e riformismo borbonico fra Sette e Otttocento. Il dibattito europeo sulla soppressione del «terrible monstre.» By Vittorio Sciuti Russi. [Studi e testi per la storia della tolleranza in Europa nei secoli XVI-XVm,Vol. 13.] (Florence:...
Jocelin of Wells: Bishop, Builder, Courtier
Jocelin of Wells: Bishop, Builder, Courtier. Edited by Robert Dunning. [Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, Vol. XXXVI.] (Rochester, NY: The Boydell Press, an imprint of Boydell and Brewer. 2010. Pp. xiv, 202. $95.00. ISBN 978-1-843-83556-1.)This...
Katholische Aufklärung, Volksfrömmigkeit Und "Religionspolicey": Das Rheinische Wallfahrtswesen Von 1816 Bis 1826 Und Die Entstehungsgeschichte Des Wallfahrtsverbots Von 1826. ein Beitrag Zur Aufklärerischen Volksfrömmigkeitsreform
Katholische Aufklärung, Volksfrömmigkeit und "Religionspolicey": Das rheinische Wallfahrtswesen von 1816 bis 1826 und die Entstehungsgeschichte des Wallfahrtsverbots von 1826. Ein Beitrag zur aufklärerischen Volksfrömmigkeitsreform. By Volker Speth....
Kirche, Magie, Und "Aberglaube": Superstitio in der Kanonistik Des 12. Und 13. Jahrhunderts
Kirche, Magie, und "Aberglaube": Superstitio in der Kanonistik des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts. By Patrick Hersperger. [Forschungen zum kirchlichen Rechtsgeschichte und zum Kirchenrecht, Band 31] (Cologne: Böhlau Verlag. 2010. Pp. 533. euro64,90 paperback....
Konfession, Nation Und Rom. Metamorphosen Im Schweizerischen Und Europäischen Katholizismus Des 19. Und 20. Jahrhunderts
Konfession, Nation und Rom. Metamorphosen im schweizerischen und europäischen Katholizismus des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts. By Urs Altermatt. (Frauenfeld: Verlag Huber, an imprint of Orell Füssli Verlag, Zurich. 2009- Pp. 442. euro39,90. ISBN 978-3-719-31457-6.)The...
La Religione Impura: La Riforma Di Giuliano Imperatore
La religione impura: La riforma di Giuliano Imperatore. By Giorgio Scrofani. [Studi biblici, 163.] (Brescia: Paideia Editrice. 2010. Pp. 190. euro21,90 paperback. ISBN 978-8-839-40777-1.)The careful and well-organized scholarly research of Giorgio Scrofani-...
La Revue «L'Art Sacré»: Le Débat En France Sur L'art et la Religion (1945-1954)
La revue «L'Art sacré»: Le débat en France sur l'art et la religion (1945-1954). By Françoise Causse. (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf. 2010. Pp. 683. euro58,00 paperback. ISBN 978-2-204-08891-6.)This exhaustive work investigates the dominant personalities,...
Leonarde's Ghost: Popular Piety and "The Appearance of a Spirit" in 1628
Leonarde's Ghost: Popular Piety and "The Appearance of a Spirit" in 1628. Translated with introduction and annotations by Kathryn A. Edwards and Susie Speakman Sutch. [Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, 82.] (Kirksville, MO: Truman State University...
L'Islam Visto Da Occidente, Cultura E Religione del Seicento Europeo Di Fronte all'Islam. Atti del Convegno Internazionale (Milano, Università Degli Studi, 17-18 Ottobre 2007)
L'Islam visto da Occidente, Cultura e religione del Seicento europeo di fronte all'Islam. Atti del Convegno Internazionale (Milano, Università degli Studi, 17-18 ottobre 2007). Edited by Bernard Heyberger, Mercedes García-Arenal, Emanuele Colombo, and...
Lost Girls: Sex and Death in Renaissance Florence
Lost Girls: Sex and Death in Renaissance Florence. By Nicholas Terpstra. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2010. Pp. xviii, 244. $50.00. ISBN 978-0-801-89499-9.)This unusual and ingenious academic book, written in the manner of a detective...
Magistrates, Madonnas and Miracles. the Counter Reformation in the Upper Palatinate
Magistrates, Madonnas and Miracles. The Counter Reformation in the Upper Palatinate. By Trevor Johnson. [St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2009- Pp- xvi, 354. $124.95. ISBN 978-0-754-66480-2.)In the short...
Making Confession, Hearing Confession: A History of the Cure of Souls
Making Confession, Hearing Confession: A History of the Cure of Souls. By Annemarie S. Kidder. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press. 2010. Pp. xv, 349$34.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-814-65497-2.)Historical changes in the practice of the sacrament popularly...
Marguerite Bourgeoys and the Congregation of Notre Dame, 1665-1700
American and Canadian Marguerite Bourgeoys and the Congregation of Notre Dame, 1665-1700. By Patricia Simpson. [McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion, Series 2, No. 42.] (Montreal: McGill-Queens's University Press. 2006. Pp. xxvii, 292. $34.95....
Marriage Advice for a Pope: John XXII and the Power to Dissolve
Marriage Advice for a Pope: John XXII and the Power to Dissolve. By Patrick Nold. [Medieval Law and Its Practice, Vol. 3.] (Leiden: Brill. 2009. Pp. xcviii, 206. $158.00. ISBN 978-9-004-17111-4.)The standard histories of marriage law, at least the marriage...
Maurice Blondel: A Philosophical Life
Maurice Blondel: A Philosophical Life. By Oliva Blanchette. [Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought.] (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing. 2010. Pp. xvi, 820. $45.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0802-86365-2.)Without any exaggeration,...
Missionaries and Their Medicine: A Christian Modernity for Tribal India
Missionaries and Their Medicine: A Christian Modernity for Tribal India. By David Hardiman. [Studies in Imperialism.] (New York: Manchester University Press, Palgrave. 2008. Pp. xviii, 261. $84.95. ISBN 978-0-719-07802-6.)David Hardiman is a distinguished...
Missions, Missionaries, and Native Americans: Long-Term Processes and Daily Practices
Missions, Missionaries, and Native Americans: Long-Term Processes and Daily Practices. By Maria E Wade. (Gainesville: University of Florida Press. 2008. Pp. xxiii, 301. $69.50. ISBN 978-0-813-03280-1.)This comparative study is woven around the leitmotiv...
Modernists & Mystics
Modernists & Mystics. Edited by C. J. T Talar. (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press. 2009. Pp. xiv, 152. $44.95. ISBN 978-0-81321709-3.)If the modernist crisis is a crucial key to understanding the tensions in the Roman Catholic...
Monachesimo Orientale: Un'introduzione
Monachesimo orientale: Un'introduzione. Edited by Giovanni Filoramo. [Storia, Vol. 40.] (Brescia: Editrice Morcelliana. 2010. Pp. 312. 22,00 paperback. ISBN 978-8-837-22412-7.)Students seeking an introduction to early monastic history have had few good...
Notes and Comments
Vatican Exhibition in San MarinoIn the State Museum of the Republic of San Marino, the Vatican Museums are presenting the exhibition "The Man, the Face, the Mystery." The works on display from the Vatican collections document how artists from antiquity...
Nuns and Nunneries in Renaissance Florence
Nuns and Nunneries in Renaissance Florence. By Sharon T. Strocchia. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2009. Pp- xviii, 261. $50.00. ISBN 978-0-801-89292-9.)This book can be considered the mature fruit of an intense literary production on nuns...
Paul V. Borghese (1605-1621): Mikropolitische Papstgeschichte
Paul V. Borghese (1605-1621): Mikropolitische Papstgeschichte. By Wolfgang Reinhard. [Päpste und Papsttum, Band 37.] (Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann Verlag. 2009. Pp. xxv, 715, with CD-Rom. euro218,00. ISBN 978-3-77720901-2.)Wolfgang Reinhard stands out...
Peripheral Visions: Politics, Society, and the Challenges of Modernity in Yucatan
Peripheral Visions: Politics, Society, and the Challenges of Modernity in Yucatan. Edited by Edward D.Terry, Ben W Fallaw, Gilbert M.Joseph, and Edward H. Moseley. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. 2010. Pp.x, 275. $46.50 clothbound, ISBN 978-0-817-31680-8;...
Preaching the Memory of Virtue and Vice: Memory, Images, and Preaching in the Late Middle Ages
Preaching the Memory of Virtue and Vice: Memory, Images, and Preaching in the Late Middle Ages. By KimberryA. Rivers. [Sermo: Studies on Patristic, Medieval, and Reformation Sermons and Preaching, Vol. 4.] (Turnhout: Brepols. 2010. Pp.xviii, 377. euro70,00....
Realism, Tolerance, and Liberalism in the Czech National Awakening: Legacies of the Bohemian Reformation
Late Modern EuropeanRealism, Tolerance, and Liberalism in the Czech National Awakening: Legacies of the Bohemian Reformation. By ZdenékV. David. (Washington, DC: Wbodrow Wilson Center Press; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2010. Pp. xxi, 479....
Recusancy and Conformity in Early Modern England: Manuscript and Printed Sources in Translation
Recusancy and Conformity in Early Modern England: Manuscript and Printed Sources in Translation. Edited by Ginevra Crosignani, Thomas M. McCoog, and Michael Questier; with the assistance of Peter Holmes. [Studies and Texts 170; Catholic and Recusant...
Religion and the Politics of Time: Holidays in France from Louis XIV through Napoleon
Religion and the Politics of Time: Holidays in France from Louis XIV through Napoleon. By Noah Shusterman. (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press. 2010. Pp. xviii, 299. $74.95. ISBN 978-0-81321725-3.)By the end of the Middle Ages,...
Remi De Reims: Mémoire D'un Saint, Histoire D'une ÉGlise
MedievalRemi de Reims: Mémoire d'un saint, histoire d'une Église. By Marie-Céline Isaia. [Histoire religieuse de la France, 35.] (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf. 2010. Pp. 919. euro67,00 paperback. ISBN 978-2-204-08745-2.)This book originated as a French...
Report on the Island and Diocese of Puerto Rico (1647)
Report on the Island and Diocese of Puerto Rico (1647). By Don Diego de Torres y Vargas. An annotated translation into English by Jaime R. Vidal, with historical essays and commentary by Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo. [Ecos, Vol. I.] (Scranton: University...
Returning Home to Rome. the Basilian Monks of Grottaferrata in Albania
Returning Home to Rome. The Basilian Monks of Grottaferrata in Albania. By Ines Angeli Murzaku. (ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.) 7.] (Grottaferrata [Rome]: Monastero Esarchico. 2009- Pp xxi, 309. euro25,00 paperback. ISBN 978-8-889-34504-7.)The...
Sainte Thérèse De Lisieux (1873-1897). Biographie
Sainte Thérèse de Lisieux (1873-1897). Biographie. By Guy Gaucher. (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf. 2010. Pp. 683. euro29,00 paperback. ISBN 978-2-20409270-8.)In the introduction the author tells us that his work will be based on authentic documents, and...
Saint Sergius of Radonezh, His Trinity Monastery, and the Formation of the Russian Identity
Saint Sergius of Radonezh, His Trinity Monastery, and the Formation of the Russian Identity. By David B. Miller. (DeKaIb: Northern Illinois University Press. 2010. $38.00. Pp. x, 348. ISBN 978-0-875-80432-3.)The Trinity Monastery north of Moscow, founded...
Seelos: The Cumberland Years. the Life and Labors of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos in Maryland's Allegheny Mountains, 1857-1865
BRIEF NOTICESBurkey, Blaine, O.F.M. Cap. Seelos: The Cumberland Years. The Life and Labors of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos in Maryland's Allegheny Mountains, 1857-1865. (New Orleans: The Redemptorists/Seelos Center. 2010. Pp. 92. $13.65 paperback. ISBN...
Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany
Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany. By Erika Lauren Lindgren. [Gutenberg-e Online History Series.] (New York: Columbia University Press. 2009. Pp. xvi, 190. $60.00. ISBN 9780-231-14238-0).Erika Lindgren's Sensual...
Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China
Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China. By Florence C. Hsia. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2O09- Pp. xv, 273. $45.00. ISBN 978-0-226-35559-7.)There is no shortage of books, in several languages,...
St. James' Church in the City of New York, 1810-2010
St. James' Church in the City of New York, 1810-2010. By Francis J. Sypher Jr. Foreword by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu. (New York: St. James' Church. 2010. Pp. 383- $35.00.)Francis Sypher's recently published history of St. James' Episcopal...
St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne: Relics, Reliquaries and the Visual Culture of Group Sanctity in Late Medieval Europe
St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne: Relics, Reliquaries and the Visual Culture of Group Sanctity in Late Medieval Europe. By Scott B. Montgomery. (Bern: Peter Lang. 2010. Pp. xvi, 207. $60.95 paperback. ISBN 978-3-039-1 1852-6.)As...
That Men Would Praise the Lord: The Triumph of Protestantism in Nîmes, 1530-1570
That Men Would Praise the Lord: The Triumph of Protestantism in Nîmes, 1530-1570. By Allan A.Tulchin. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2010. Pp. xxii, 297. $74.00. ISBN 978-0-199-73652-2.)Because the southern French city of Nîmes was one of the success...
The Annals of the Four Masters: Irish History, Kingship and Society in the Early Seventeenth Century
The Annals of the Four Masters: Irish History, Kingship and Society in the Early Seventeenth Century. By Bernadette Cunningham. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2010. Distrib. by ISBS, Portland, OR. Pp 348. $70.00. ISBN 9781-846-82203-2.)Like iconic texts...
The Correctores Romani: Gratian's Decretum and the Counter-Reformation Humanists
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, Vol. 1: Genres and Types/Biographies A-G; Vol. 2: Biographies H-Z
General and MiscellaneousThe Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, Vol. 1: Genres and Types/ Biographies A-G, Vol. 2: Biographies H-Z. Edited by George Thomas Kurian; James D. Smith G?, coeditor. (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. 2010. Pp. xvi, 347; iv,...
The Escorial: Art and Power in the Renaissance
The Escorial: Art and Power in the Renaissance. By Henry Kamen. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2010. Pp. xvi, 291. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-300-16244-8.)The belief that great buildings are the work of those who commissioned them is as old as history, even...
The FBI and the Catholic Church, 1935-1962
The FBI and the Catholic Church, 1935-1962. By Steve Rosswurm. (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. 2009. Pp. xi, 330. ISBN 978-1-558-49729-0.)The author, a professor of history at Lake Forest College in Illinois, spent two decades filing Freedom...
The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity
The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity. By David Brakke. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2010. Pp. xiii, 164. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-674-04684-9.)In this book the author takes up the issue of diversity in early Christianity,...
The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America: From Conquest to Revolution and Beyond
Latin American The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America: From Conquest to Revolution and Beyond. By John Frederick Schwaller. (New York: New York University Press. 2011. Pp. x, 319. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-814-74003-3.)John Frederick Schwaller...
The Holocaust Diaries: Book I: The Souls of the Just: Rome, Italy/Book II: The Righteous and the Just: Côte d'Azur, France/Book III: A Homeland for the Just: Palestine/Book IV: Saviors of the Just: Romania/Book V: The Innocence of the Just: Hungary and Slovakia
Kanawada, Leo V, Jr. The Holocaust Diaries: Book I: The Souls of the Just: Rome, Italy. (Pp. xvi,393. $15.99 paperback. ISBN 978-1-452-05704-0.) Book ?: The Righteous and the Just: Côte d'Azur, France. (Pp. xiv, 299. $14.99 paperback. ISBN 978-1-452-05719-4.)...
"The Horrid Popish Plot": Roger L'Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late-Seventeenth-Century London
"The Horrid Popish Plot": Roger L'Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late-Seventeenth-Century London. By Peter Hinds. [British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs.] (New York: Oxford University Press. 2010. Pp. xiv, 457. $100.00....
The Irish Church and the Tudor Reformations
The Irish Church and the Tudor Reformations. By Henry A. Jefferies. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distrib. by ISBS, Portland, OR. 2010. Pp. 302. $70.00. ISBN 978-1-846-82050-2.).Henry Jefferies's aim in his new book is "to put religion back at the heart...
The Jesuits in Latin America, 1549-2000: 450 Years of Inculturation, Defense of Human Rights, and Prophetic Witness
The Jesuits in Latin America, 1549-2000: 450 Years of Inculturation, Defense of Human Rights, and Prophetic Witness. By Jeffrey L. Klaiber, SJ. [Series HI: Scholarly Studies Originally Composed in English, No. 21.] (St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources....
The Lives of Monastic Reformers, 1: Robert of la Chaise-Dieu and Stephen of Obazine
The Lives of Monastic Reformers, 1: Robert of La Chaise-Dieu and Stephen of Obazine. Introduced and translated by Hugh Feiss, O.S.B.; Maureen M. O'Brien; and Ronald Pepin. [Cistercian Studies Series, No. 222.] (Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications....
The Meditative Art: Studies in the Northern Devotional Print 1550-1625
The Meditative Art: Studies in the Northern Devotional Print 1550-1625. By Walter S. Melion. [Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts Series, Vol. 1.) (Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press. 2009- Pp. x, 431. $90.00. ISBN 978-0-919-10160-2.)Walter...
Theodor Von Mopsuestia. De Incarnatione: ÜBerlieferung Und Christologie der Griechischen Und Lateinischen Fragmente Einschliesslich Textausgabe
Theodor von Mopsuestia. De incarnatione: Überlieferung und Christologie der griechischen und lateinischen Fragmente einschliesslich Textausgabe. By Till Jansen. [Patristische Texte und Stuthen, Band 65.] (New York: De Gruyter. 2009. Pp. xii, 311. $140.00....
The Papacy since 1500: From Italian Prince to Universal Pastor
The Papacy since 1500: From Italian Prince to Universal Pastor. Edited by James Corkery and Thomas Worcester. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2010. Pp. x, 275. $99.00. ISBN 978-0-521-50987-9.)The ideal of analyzing the history of an institution-...
The Rise and Fall of Theological Enlightenment: Jean-Martin De Prades and Ideological Polarization in Eighteenth-Century France
The Rise and Fall of Theological Enlightenment: Jean-Martin de Prades and Ideological Polarization in Eighteenth-Century France. By Jeffrey D. Burson. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2010. Pp. xxiv, 494. $55.00. ISBN 978-0-268-02220-4.)The...
The Saints' Lives of Jocelin of Furness. Hagiography, Patronage and Ecclesiastical Politics
The Saints' Lives of Jocelin of Furness. Hagiography, Patronage and Ecclesiastical Politics. By Helen Birkett. (Rochester, NY: York Medieval Press in association with Boydell & Brewer. 2010. Pp. xii, 326. $115.00. ISBN 978-1-903-15333-8.)Little is...
The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America
The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America. By Sarah Barringer Gordon. (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 2010. Pp. xii, 316. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-674-04654-2.)Given the author's attention to...
The Vatican and the Reagan Administration: A Cold War Alliance?
Vatican-American relations were closer in the second half of the twentieth century than at any time in their history; they were said to have been particularly close during the presidency of Ronald Reagan and the pontificate of John Paul II, in light...
The Very Nature of God. Baroque Catholicism and Religious Reform in Bourbon Mexico City
The Very Nature of God. Baroque Catholicism and Religious Reform in Bourbon Mexico City. By Brian R. Larkin. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 2010. Pp. xiv, 312. $27.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-826-34834-0.)Is the essence of God contained in...
The Virtual Tourist in Renaissance Rome: Printing and Collecting the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
The Virtual Tourist in Renaissance Rome: Printing and Collecting the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae. Edited by Rebecca Zorach. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2008. Pp. 184. $25.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-943-05637-1.)Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae,...
Tradition and Innovation in Later Medieval English Manuscripts
Tradition and Innovation in Later Medieval English Manuscripts. By Kathleen L. Scott. (London: The British Library. 2007. Pp. xiv, 194. $75.00. ISBN 978-0-712-34936-0.)This volume examines five little-studied English manuscripts of the later medieval...
Una Leggenda in Cerca D'autore: La Vita Di Santa Chiara d'Assisi. Studio Delle Fonti E Sinossi Intertestuale
Una leggenda in cerca d'autore: la Vita di santa Chiara d'Assisi. Studio delle fonti e sinossi intertestuale. By Marco Guida. [Subsidia hagiographica, 90.] (Brussels: Société des Bollandistes. 2010. Pp. ?, 255. euro65,00 paperback. ISBN 978-2-873-65024-7.)About...
Vatican Diplomacy after the Cuban Missile Crisis: New Light on the Release of Josyf Slipyj
The author, drawing on original documentation from several archives, examines the February 1963 release of Josyf Slipyj, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic archbishop, by the Soviet government. Slipyj's liberation is explored against the complex background...
Vines Intertwined: A History of Jews and Christians from the Babylonian Exile to the Advent of Islam
Vines Intertwined: A History of Jews and Christians from the Babylonian Exile to the Advent of Islam. By Leo Duprée Sandgren. (Peabody, MA: Hendrikson Publishers. 2010. Pp. xxvi, 838. $34.95 paperback. ISBN 978-1598-56083-1.)Over the last two generations...
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