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. 92, No. 3, July

A Church That Can and Cannot Change:The Development of Catholic Moral Teaching
A Church That Can and Cannot Change:The Development of Catholic Moral Teaching. By John T. Noonan, Jr. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2005. Pp. xiv, 297. $30.00.)Noonan's thesis is that while the Catholic Church cannot change in...
A History of Canadian Catholics: Gallicanism, Romanism, and Canadianism
Canadian A History of Canadian Catholics: Gallicanism, Romanism, and Canadianism. By Terence J. Fay. [McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion, Series Two.] (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2002. Pp. xv, 400. $75.00 clothbound; $27.95...
A History of Preaching
A History of Preaching. By O. C. Edwards Jr. Contains a CD-Rom with a second volume of primary sources, 665 pages as well as a digitized copy of volume 1. (Nashville: Abingdon Press. 2004. Pp. xxviii, 879. $65.00.)Homiletics professors looking for a...
A History of the Church in the Middle Ages
A History of the Church in the Middle Ages. By F. Donald Logan. (London and New York: Routledge. 2002. Pp. xiv, 368. $22.95 paperback.)The success of The Da Vinci Code has a special meaning for historians of Christianity. It points to the importance...
Annotations and Meditations on the Gospels, Volume III: The Resurrection Narratives
Annotations and Meditations on the Gospels, Volume III: The Resurrection Narratives. By Jerome Nadal, SJ. Translated and edited by Frederick A. Homann, SJ. (Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press. 2005. Pp. xvi, 181,18 illustrations. $39.95.)Shortly...
Anthony Munday and the Catholics, 1560-1633
Anthony Munday and the Catholics, 1560-1633. By Donna B. Hamilton. (Aldershot, Hampshire, and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2005. Pp. xxvi, 268. $94.95.)In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, England was a dangerous place...
Araldo del Vangelo. Studi Sull'episcopato E Sull'archivio Di Giacomo Lercaro a Bologna 1952-1968
Araldo del Vangelo. Studi sull'episcopato e sull'archivio di Giacomo Lercaro a Bologna 1952-1968. Edited by Nicla Buonasorte. [Istituto per le scienze religiose-Bologna: testi e ricerche di scienze religiose, nuova serie 32.] (Bologna: Il Mulino. 2004....
Archiepiscopal Inquisitions in the Middle Rhine: Urban Anticlericalism and Waldensianism in Late Fourteenth-Century Mainz
In the autumn of 1390, archiepiscopal inquisitors launched a sudden and unprecedented campaign against Waldensian heretics in the middle-Rhineland city of Mainz. By the end of 1393, at least thirty-nine men and women, both laity and clergy, had been...
Bellarmino: Una Teologia Politica Della Controriforma
Bellarmino: Una teologia politica della Controriforma. By Franco Motta. (Brescia: Editrice Morcelliana. 2005. Pp. 683. euro42.00.)This difficult, densely written book does reward the reader who perseveres to the end. Its subject, Cardinal Robert Bellarmine...
Chrétiens et Juifs Sous Vichy (1940-1944): Sauvetage et Désobéissance Civile
Chrétiens et Juifs sous Vichy (1940-1944): Sauvetage et désobéissance civile. By Limore Yagil. [Histoire religieuse de la France, 26.] (Paris: Éditions du Cerf. 2005. Pp. 766. euro59 paperback.)This massive volume has four especially noteworthy features....
Cinquant'anni Di Vita Della 'Rivista Di Storia Della Chiesa in Italia.' Atti del Convegno Di Studio (Roma, 8-10 Settembre 1999)
Cinquant'anni di vita della 'Rivista di Storia della Chiesa in Italia.' Atti del Convegno di Studio (Roma, 8-10 settembre 1999). Edited by Pietro Zerbi. [Italia Sacra, Studi e Documenti di Storia Ecclesiastica, 71.] (Rome: Herder Editrice e Libreria....
City, Temple, Stage: Eschatological Architecture and Liturgical Theatrics in New Spain
Latin American City, Temple, Stage: Eschatological Architecture and Liturgical Theatrics in New Spain. By Jaime Lara. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2004. Pp. xii, 299. $65.00.)As objects of scholarly inquiry, Utopian projects...
Cross on the Star of David: The Christian World in Israel's Foreign Policy, 1948-1967
Cross on the Star of David: The Christian World in Israel's Foreign Policy, 1948-1967. By Uri Bialer. [Indiana Series in Middle East Studies.] (Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 2005. Pp. xiv, 241. $39.95.)This book should be required reading for...
Crusade of Charity: Pius XII and POWs (1939-1945)
Crusade of Charity: Pius XII and POWs (1939-1945). By Margherita Marchione. (New York and Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 2006. Pp. xx, 284. $19.95 paperback.)Since the performance of Rolf Hochhuth's drama The Deputy in 1963, studies of Pius XII,...
Culture War: Secular-Catholic Conflict in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Culture War: Secular-Catholic Conflict in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Edited by Christopher Clark and Wolfram Kaiser. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2003. Pp. viii, 368. $70.00.)In an era when the term is being invoked to characterize everything...
Die Sermones Des Nikolaus Von Kues. Merkmale Und Ihre Stellung Innerhalb der Mittelalterlichen Predigtkultur. Akten Des Symposions in Trier Vom 21. Bis 23. Oktober 2004
Die Sermones des Nikolaus von Kues. Merkmale und ihre Stellung innerhalb der mittelalterlichen Predigtkultur. Akten des Symposions in Trier vom 21. bis 23. Oktober 2004. Edited by Klaus Kroner and Klaus Reinhardt. [Mitteilungen und Forschungsbeitrage...
Exuviae Sacrae Constantinopolitanae
Exuviae sacrae Constantinopolitanae. Edited by Comte Paul Riant. [Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques: Histoire.] (Paris: Éditions du CTHS. 2004. Pp. 44, 12, xiii-ccxxiv, 196. euro78.00 paperback.)This is a facsimile of Paul Riant's two-volume...
Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity: The Reception of Enochic Literature
Ancient and Medieval Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity: The Reception of Enochic Literature. By Annette Yoshiko Reed. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2005. Pp. xiv, 319. $75.00.)The focus of this excellent monograph in...
Feast of Souls: Indians and Spaniards in the Seventeenth-Century Missions of Florida and New Mexico
American Feast of Souls: Indians and Spaniards in the Seventeenth-Century Missions of Florida and New Mexico. By Robert C. Galgano. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 2005. Pp. xii, 212. $32.50.)This relatively brief work of 188 pages of text...
From the Murray to the Sea: The History of Catholic Education in the Ballarat Diocese
Australian From the Murray to the Sea: The History of Catholic Education in the Ballarat Diocese. By Jill Blee. (Ballarat, Victoria: Catholic Education Office, Ballarat and Indra Publishing. Distributed in the U.S. by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2004. Pp....
Heresy in Medieval France: Dualism in Aquitaine and the Agenais, 1000-1249
Heresy in Medieval France: Dualism in Aquitaine and the Agenais, 1000-1249. By Claire Taylor. [Royal Historical Society, Studies in History, New Series, Vol. 46.] (Rochester, New York: Boydell Press. 2005. Pp. xii, 311. $90.00; £45.00.)This book swims...
History of the Diocese of Clogher
History of the Diocese of Clogher. Edited by Henry A. Jefferies. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distributed in the United States by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2005. Pp. 249. $65.00.)The Irish diocese of Clogher, which incorporates County Monaghan, most of...
Il Battesimo Di Costantino Il Grande. Storia Di Una Scomoda Eredità
Il battesimo di Costantino il Grande. Storia di una scomoda eredità. By Marilena Amerise. [Hermes Zeitschrift für klassische Philologie, Einzelscbrifien, Heft 95.] (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. 1995/2005. Pp. 180. euro34.00 paperback.)The story which...
Introducing Nicholas of Cusa: A Guide to a Renaissance Man
Introducing Nicholas of Cusa: A Guide to a Renaissance Man. Edited by Christopher M. Bellito, Thomas M. Izbicki, and Gerald Christianson. (New York/Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press. 2004. Pp. xvi, 480. $29.95 paperback.)Attempting to introduce Nicholas...
Jazz Age Catholicism: Mystic Modernism in Postwar Paris, 1919-1933
Jazz Age Catholicism: Mystic Modernism in Postwar Paris, 1919-1933. By Stephen Schloesser. (Buffalo: University of Toronto Press. 2005. Pp. xi, 449. $85.00.)Jazz Age Catholicism offers an original, insightful, and penetrating analysis of an important...
Les Curés De Paris Au XVIe Siècle
Les Curés de Paris au XVIe siècle. By Vladimir Angelo. [Histoire Religieuse de la France, no. 26.] (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf. 2005. Pp. v, 906. euro49.00 paperback.)At 906 pages, this book, a revised thèse de doctorat completed under the direction...
Luthers Trinitarische Theologie Des Heiligen Geistes
Luthers trinitarische Theologie des Heiligen Geistes. By Pekka Kärkkäinen. [Veröffentlichungen des Instituts fur Europäische Geschichte/Abteilung Abendländische Religionsgeschichte, Band 208.] (Mainz: Philipp von Zabern, 2005. Pp. viii, 208. euro34.80.)A...
Maiestas Domini: Une Image De L'église En Occident Ve-IXe Siècle
Maiestas Domini: Une image de l'Église en Occident Ve-IXe siècle. By AnneOrange Poilpré. (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf. 2005. Pp. 300.635.00 paperback.)The author revisits an iconographice theme,Maiestas Domini, that has been comprehensively treated before,...
Mary's Mother: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Europe
Mary's Mother: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Europe. By Virginia Nixon. (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 2004. Pp. xiv, 216. $35.00.)Since early Christian times, artists have faced the challenge of giving visual form to beliefs....
More Popes Than Piety? Approaches to Religion in the New Cambridge Medieval History
MORE POPES THAN PIETY? APPROACHES TO RELIGION IN THE NEW CAMBRIDGE MEDIEVAL HISTORY The New Cambridge Medieval History. Vol. IV: c. 1024-c. 1198. Parts 1 and 2. Edited by David Luscombe and Jonathan Riley-Smith. (New York: Cambridge University Press....
Notes and Comments
Association NewsProposals for sessions and papers for the Spring Meeting of 2007 to be held at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 29-31 should be sent to Dr. StevenAvella at steven.avella@niu.edu.The President of the American Catholic...
Obituaries
Dr. William M. Daly, professor of medieval history at Boston College from 1947 to 1986, died on October 11, 2005 at his home in Natick, Massachusetts. He was born in western Massachusetts in West Stockbridge on December 27, 1920. He graduated from Boston...
Orden Und Klöster Im Zeitalter Von Reformation Und Katholischer Reform 1500-1700, Band 1
Orden und Klöster im Zeitalter von Reformation und katholischer Reform 1500-1700, Band 1. Edited by Friedhelm Jürgensmeier and Regina Elisabeth Schwerdtfeger. {Katholisches Leben und Kirchenreform ini Zeitalter der Glaubensspaltung, Band 65.] (Miinster:...
'Peace and Good' in America: A History of Holy Name Province, Order of Friars Minor, 1850s to the Present
'Peace and Good' in America: A History of Holy Name Province, Order of Friars Minor, 1850s to the Present. By Joseph M. White. (New York: Holy Name Province. 2004. Published in Association with the Academy of American Franciscan History. Pp. xviii, 522....
Peter Maurin: Apostle to the World
Peter Maurin: Apostle to the World. By Dorothy Day with Francis J. Sicius. (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Press, 2004. Pp. xxviii, 187. $20.00 paperback.)Dorothy Day's longstanding desire to publish a biography of Peter Maurin has at last borne fruit through...
Pierre-François Chifflet, Charles Du Cange et Les Bollandistes. Correspondance
Pierre-François Chifflet, Charles Du Cange et les Bollandistes. Correspondance. Présentation, édition et commentaire par Bernard Joassart. {Tabularium hagiographicum, Volume 4.] (Brussels: Société des Bollandistes. 2005. Pp. 305. euro60.00 paperback.)The...
Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism, 1378-1417
Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism, 1378-1417. By Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2006. Pp. xiv, 240. $45.00.)Whereas most books on the Great Schism have considered it from the point...
Polish National Catholic Church of America: Minutes of the Supreme Council 1904-1969
Polish National Catholic Church of America: Minutes of the Supreme Council 1904-1969. Compiler and General Editor Casimir J. Grotnik. Translated by Theodore L. Zawistowski. [East European Monographs, No. DCLXIII.] (Boulder: East European Monographs....
Recueil Des Actes De Philippe Auguste, Roi De France: Volume V: Supplément D'actes, Actes Perdus, Additions et Corrections Aux Précédents Volumes
Recueil des actes de Philippe Auguste, roi de France: Volume V: Supplément d'actes, actes perdus, additions et corrections aux précédents volumes. Edited by Michel Nortier. (Paris: Boccard. 2004. Pp. ix, 589.) Volume VI: Lettres mises sous le nom de...
Religious Ideology and Cultural Fantasy: Catholic and Anti-Catholic Discourses in Early Modern England
Religious Ideology and Cultural Fantasy: Catholic and Anti-Catholic Discourses in Early Modern England. By Arthur F. Marotti. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. 2005. Pp. xii, 320. $55.00 cloth; $25.00 paperback.)Professor Marotti's...
Religious Women and Their History: Breaking the Silence
Late Modern EuropeanReligious Women and Their History: Breaking the Silence. Edited by Rosemary Raughter. (Dublin: Irish Academic Press. Distributed by ISBS, Portland, Oregon. 2005. Pp. x, 150. $27.50 paperback.)Religious Women and Their History is a...
Remembering Iñigo: Glimpses of the Life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. the 'Memoriale' of Luis Gonçalves Da Câmara
Remembering Iñigo: Glimpses of the Life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The 'Memoriale' of Luis Gonçalves da Câmara. Translated with introduction, notes, and indices by Alexander Eaglestone and Jospeh A. Munitiz, S.J. (St. Louis: The Institute of Jesuit...
Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992
Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992. By Maurice A. Finocchiaro. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2005. Pp. xii, 485. $50.00.)This book is an important addition to the literature on the Galileo affair. Finocchiaro is already weE known for his indispensable...
S. Alfonso Maria De Liguori: Carteggio, Volume I: 1724-1743
S. Alfonso Maria de Liguori: Carteggio, Volume I: 1724-1743. Edited by Giuseppe Orlandi. [Serie dell'Istituto storico Redentorista, Roma.] (Rome: Edizioni di storia e letteratura. 2004. Pp. 840. euro95.00 paperback.)Giuseppe Orlandi, C.SS.R., professor...
Sex, Marriage, and Family in John Calvin's Geneva. Volume 1: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage
Sex, Marriage, and Family in John Calvin's Geneva. Volume 1: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage. Edited by John Witte, Jr., and Robert M. Kingdon. [Religion, Marriage and Family.] (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 2005. Pp....
Sixteenth-Century Divisions and Ecumenical Dialogue
SIXTEENTH-CENTURY DIVISIONS AND ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE The Eucharist. By Edward SchUlebeeckx. (New York: Burns and Gates, a Continuum imprint. 2005. Originally published 1968.Pp. 160. $18.95 paperback.)The Eucharist in the Reformation. Incarnation and Liturgy....
St. George's Chapel Windsor in the Fourteenth Century
St. George's Chapel Windsor in the Fourteenth Century. Edited by Nigel Saul. (Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press. 2005. Pp. xviii, 241. $90.00.)Edward III's foundations at Windsor (the chivalric Order of the Garter and associated coEege of secular...
The Bautain Circle and Catholic-Jewish Relations in Modern France
Strasbourg in the 1820's was the site for the formation of a circle of religious seekers who gathered around the philosopher Louis-Eugène-Marie Bautain. This group, which included Jews as well as Catholics, encouraged for a time the Jewish members to...
The Boswell Thesis: Essays on Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality
The Boswell Thesis: Essays on Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. Edited by Matthew Kuefler. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2006. Pp. viii, 348. $75.00 clothbound; $27.50 paperback.)The publication in 1980 of Christianity, Social...
The Catholic Revolution. New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council
The Catholic Revolution. New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council. By Andrew Greeley. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2004. Pp. xiv, 224.)Intending to reprise much of his work on the development of Catholicism in the United...
The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham (1376-1422)
The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham (1376-1422). Translated by David Preest; introduction and notes by James G. Clark. (Rochester, New York: The Boydell Press. 2005. Pp. viii, 471. $150.00.)It will be enormously useful to students of the later Middle...
The Church at Nanrantsouak: Sébastien Râle, S.J., and the Wabanaki of Maine's Kennebec River
French Jesuit Sébastien Râle arrived in Canada in 1689 and was missioned to the Wabanaki natives of the Kennebec River in what is now Maine. Râle accompanied the Wabanaki for thirty years, eventually dying with many of them during an English raid on...
The Cultural Turn in Late Ancient Studies: Gender, Asceticism, and Historiography
The Cultural Turn in Late Ancient Studies: Gender, Asceticism, and Historiography. Edited by Dale B. Martin and Patricia Cox Miller. (Durham and London: Duke University Press. 2005. Pp. ix, 364. $89.95 cloth; $24.95 paperback.)Dedicated to the pioneering...
The Formation of Clerical and Confessional Identities in Early Modern Europe
Early Modern European The Formation of Clerical and Confessional Identities in Early Modern Europe. Edited by Wim Janse and Barbara Pitkin. [The Dutch Review of Church History, Volume 85.] (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. 2006. Pp. viii, 569. euro169,00;...
The Founders on God and Government
The Founders on God and Government. Edited by Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark D. Hall, and Jeffry H. Morrison. (New York: Rowman & Littlefield. 2004. Pp. xx, 314. $80.00 cloth, $29.95 paperback.)Setting the tone of this anthology, Michael Novak, in the...
The Holocaust and Catholic Conscience. Cardinal Aloisius Muench and the Guilt Question in Germany
The Holocaust and Catholic Conscience. Cardinal Aloisius Muench and the Guilt Question in Germany. By Suzanne Brown-Fleming. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 2006....
The Nazis' Religionspolitik: An Assessment of Recent Literature
THE NAZIS' RELIGIONSPOLITIK: AN ASSESSMENT OF RECENT LITERATURE The Holy Retch: Nazi Conceptions of Christianity, 1919-1945. By Richard Steigmann-Gall. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2003. Pp. xvi, 294. $34.99)Richard Steigmann-Gall, "Was National...
Theology in America: Christian Thought from the Age of the Puritans to the Civil War
Theology in America: Christian Thought from the Age of the Puritans to the Civil War By E. Brooks Holifield. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 2003. Pp. ix, 617. $35.00.)A book like Theology in America is a rarity these days. An ambitious...
The Origins of Medieval Architecture: Building in Europe, A.D. 600-900
The Origins of Medieval Architecture: Building in Europe, A.D. 600-900. By Charles B. McClendon. (New Haven: Yale University Press. Pp. xii, 264 with 175 b/w and 35 color plates. $65.00.)This accessible and well-illustrated book provides a thoughtful...
The Papacy: An Encyclopedia
The Papacy: An Encyclopedia. General editor Philippe Levillain, English language edition editor John W. O'Malley, translated by Deborah Blaz et al. 3 vols. (NewYork/London: Routledge, 2002. Pp. xxxvi, 614; xiv, 615-1266; xiv, 1267-1780.)Originally published...
The Papacy, the Jews, and the Holocaust
The Papacy, the Jews, and the Holocaust. By Frank J. Coppa. (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press. 2006. Pp. xxii, 353. $59.95.)Before venturing into the minefield covered by this book, Coppa notes that "many of the most influential...
The Seventh Window: The King's Window Donated by Philip II and Mary Tudor to Sint Janskerk in Gouda (1557)
The Seventh Window: The King's Window Donated by Philip II and Mary Tudor to Sint Janskerk in Gouda (1557). Edited by Wim de Groot. (Hilversum,The Netherlands: Verloren Publishers. 2005. Pp. 304. euro40.)This collection of some twenty essays is an in-depth...
The Spirituality of the Christian East, Volume 2: Prayer
The Spirituality of the Christian East, Volume 2: Prayer. By Thomas Spidlik. Translated by Anthony P. Gythiel. [Cistercian Studies Series, Number 206.] (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications. 2005. Pp. xviii, 540. $39.95 paperback.)This volume...
The Story of Wamba: Julian of Toledo's 'Historia Wambae Regis.'
The Story of Wamba: Julian of Toledo's 'Historia Wambae regis.' Translated with introduction and notes by Joaquin Martínez Pizarro. (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press. 2005. Pp. xviii, 262. $64.95.)The Historia Wambae, an account...
Thinking about Religion: An Historical Introduction to Theories of Religion
General and Miscellaneous Thinking about Religion: An Historical Introduction to Theories of Religion. By Ivan Strenski. (Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing. 2006. Pp. vi, 358. $34.95 paperback.)This text is not focused on setting out how religion...
Who Shall Take Care of Our Sick? Roman Catholic Sisters and the Development of Catholic Hospitals in New York City
Who Shall Take Care of Our Sick? Roman Catholic Sisters and the Development of Catholic Hospitals in New York City. By Bernadette McCauley. [Medicine, Science and Religion in Historical Context.] (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2005....
Working in the Vineyard of the Lord: Jesuit Confraternities in Early Modern Italy
Working in the Vineyard of the Lord: Jesuit Confraternities in Early Modern Italy. By Lance Gabriel Lazar. (Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press. 2005. Pp. xvi, 377. $80.00.)Revealing the complex dynamic that existed between religious institutions...

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