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. 100, No. 1, Winter

Alcuin: His Life and Legacy
Alcuin: His Life and Legacy. By Douglas Dales. (Cambridge, UK: James Clarke. 2012. Pp. 223. $41.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-227-17346-6.)Douglas Dales has provided a useful introductory biography of Alcuin, a scholar trained in York who left England for...
All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America
All Good Books Are Catholic Books: Print Culture, Censorship, and Modernity in Twentieth-Century America. By Una M. Cadegan. [Cushwa Center Studies of Catholicism in Twentieth-Century America.] (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 2013. Pp. x, 230....
American Christianities: A History of Dominance and Diversity
American Christianities: A History of Dominance and Diversity. Edited by Catherine A. Brekus and W. Clark Gilpin. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2011. Pp. 534. $75.00 clothbound, ISBN 978-0-8078-3515-9; $34.95 paperback, ISBN 978-0-8078-7213-0.)When...
An Image of God: The Catholic Struggle with Eugenics
An Image of God: The Catholic Struggle with Eugenics. By Sharon M. Leon. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2013. Pp. ix, 226. $45.00. ISBN 9780-226-0388-8.)When Pope Pius XI issued his encyclical Casti Connubii in 1930, he specifically addressed...
An Introduction to German Pietism: Protestant Renewal at the Dawn of Modern Europe
An Introduction to German Pietism: Protestant Renewal at the Dawn of Modern Europe. By Douglas H. Shantz. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2013. Pp. xxii, 490. $70.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4214-0830-9; $35.00 paperback, ISBN 978-1-4214-0831-6.)Explications...
An Introduction to the Glossa Ordinaria as Medieval Hypertext
An Introduction to the Glossa Ordinaria as Medieval Hypertext. By David A. Salomon. [Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages.] (Cardiff: University of Wales Press. Distrib. University of Chicago Press. 2012. Pp. x, 188. $40.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-7083-2494-3.)This...
Archbishop Francis J. Spellman's Visit to Wartime Rome
Francis J. Spellman (1889-1967), archbishop of New York and later cardinal, was a friend of Eugenio Pacelli (later Pope Pius XII), with whom he worked in Rome (1929-33). As auxiliary bishop of Boston (1932-39), he had contacted President Franklin D....
Archbishops Ralph d'Escures, William of Corbeil and Theobald of Bec. Heirs of Anselm and Ancestors of Becket
Archbishops Ralph d'Escures, William of Corbeil and Theobald of Bee. Heirs of Anselm and Ancestors of Becket. By Jean Truax. [The Archbishops of Canterbury Series.] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2012. Pp. xii, 293. $39.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-754-668-336.)This...
Bruckberger: L'enfant Terrible
Bruckberger: L'enfant terrible. By Bernard and Bernadette Chovelon. (Paris: Les Editions du Cerf. 2011. Pp. 286. euro20,00 paperback. ISBN 978-2-204-09240-1.)The French Dominican Raymond-Léopold Bruckberger (1907-98) described himself as an "unworthy...
Cardinal Dominic Ekandem and the Growth of the Catholic Church in Nigeria
AFRICAN Cardinal Dominic Ekandem and the Growth of the Catholic Church in Nigeria. By Cosmas K. O. Nwosuh. (Iperu Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria: Ambassador Publications of the Missionary Society of St. Paul. 2012. Pp. xxx, 541. $25.00 paperback. ISBN 978-978-931-879-7.)This...
Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea
ANCIENTChristian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea. By Geza Vermes. (New Haven: Yale University Press. 2013. Pp. xvi, 288. $30.00. ISBN 978-0-300-19160-8.)Geza Vermes, who passed away in May 2013, focused most of his scholarly attention on the Dead...
Church-State Relations in the Early American Republic, 1787-1846
Church-State Relations in the Early American Republic, 1787-1846. By James S. Kabala. (Brookfield, VT: Pickering and Chatto. 2013. Pp. ix, 264. $99.00. ISBN 978-1-848-93314-9.)Studies of church and state in the early United States have undergone an important...
Crusade and Christendom: Annotated Documents in Translation from Innocent III to the Fall of Acre, 1187-1291
Crusade and Christendom: Annotated Documents in Translation from Innocent III to the Fall of Acre, 1187-1291. Edited by Jessalynn Bird, Edward Peters, and James M. Powell. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2013....
Das Deutsche Johanniter-Hospiz in Jerusalem
Late Modern EuropeanDas Deutsche Johanniter-Hospiz in Jerusalem. By Jakob Eisler. (Cologne: Böhlau Verlag. 2013. Pp. 232. euro30,80. ISBN 978-3-412-20571-3.)Jakob Eisler documents a place of great importance to generations of German pilgrims, missionaries,...
Die Baltischen Lande Im Zeitalter der Reformation Und Konfessionalisierung. Teile 1-4: Livland, Estland, ÖSel, Ingermanland, Kurland Und Lettgallen. Stadt, Land Und Konfession 1500-1721
Die baltischen Lande im Zeitalter der Reformation und Konfessionalisierung. Teile 1-4: Livland, Estland, Ösel, Ingermanland, Kurland und Lettgallen. Stadt, Land und Konfession 1500-1721. Edited by Matthias Asche, Werner Buchholz, and Anton Schindling....
Die Kardinäle Des Mittelalters Und der Frühen Renaissance
Die Kardinäle des Mittelalters und der Frühen Renaissance. Edited by Jürgen Dendorfer and Ralf Lützelschwab. [Millenio Medievale 95: Strumenti e Studi, n.s., Vol. 33.] (Florence: SISMEL. Edizioni del Galluzzo. 2013. Pp. vii, 396. euro69,00. ISBN 978-88-8450-463-0.)This...
Faith and Fatherland. Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland
Faith and Fatherland. Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland. By Brian Porter-Szücs. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2011. Pp. ix, 484. $55.00. ISBN 978-019-539905-9.)Perhaps no other modern national identity is so intertwined with Catholicism as the...
Faithful Passages: American Catholicism in Literary Culture, 1844-1931
Faithful Passages: American Catholicism in Literary Culture, 1844-1931. By James Emmett Ryan. [Studies in American Thought and Culture.] (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 2013. Pp. viii, 247. $29.95 paperback. ISBN 9780-299-29064-1.)In Faithful...
Friars' Tales: Thirteenth-Century Exempla from the British Isles
Friars' Tales: Thirteenth-century exempla from the British Isles. Selected sources translated and annotated with an introduction by David Jones. [Manchester Medieval Sources Series] (New York: Manchester University Press. 2011. Pp. xvi, 201. $95.00 clothbound,...
Geistliche Als Kreuzfahrer. der Klerus Im Konflikt Zwischen Orient Und Okzident, 1095-1221
Geistliche als Kreuzfahrer. Der Klerus im Konflikt zwischen Orient und Okzident, 1095-1221. By Thomas Haas. [Heidelberg Transcultural Studies, Vol. 3.] (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter. 2012. Pp. 341. euro45,00. ISBN 978-38253-6038-2.)Starting...
Italian Women and International Cold War Politics, 1944-1968
Italian Women and International Cold War Politics, 1944-1968. By Wendy Pojmann. (New York: Fordham University Press. 2013. Pp. x, 234. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-8232-4560-4.)Wendy Pojmann presents her latest book as a case study of how the history of Italian...
Jerome's Epitaph on Paula: A Commentary on the Epitaphium Sanctae Paulae
Jerome's Epitaph on Paula: A Commentary on the Epitaphium Sanctae Paulae. Edited with an introduction and translated by Andrew Cain. [Oxford Early Christian Texts, Vol. 17.] (New York: Oxford University Press. 2013. Pp. xxx, 569. $275.00. ISBN 978-0-19-967260-8.)Over...
John Owen, Richard Baxter and the Formation of English Nonconformity
John Owen, Richard Baxter and the Formation of English Nonconformity. By Tim Cooper. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2011. Pp. xii, 343. $134.95. ISBN 978-0-7546-6361-4.)The study of Puritanism has been a thriving scholarly industry for many years,...
Kurienuniversität Und Stadtrömische Universität Von Ca. 1300 Bis 1471
Kurienuniversität und stadtrömische Universität von ca. 1300 bis 1471. By Brigide Schwarz. [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vol. 46.] (Boston: Brill. 2013. Pp. xxii, 923. euro226,00. ISBN 978-90-04-23589-2.).This weighty volume...
La Ville Charitable: Les Oeuvres Sociales Catholiques En France et En Allemagne Au XIXe Siècle
La ville charitable: Les oeuvres sociales catholiques en France et en Allemagne au XIXe siècle. By Catherine Maurer. [Histoire religieuse de la France, vol. 39.] (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf. 2012. Pp. 411. euro24,00 paperback. ISBN 978-2204-09823-6.)This...
Leaders of the Anglo-Saxon Church: From Bede and Stigand
Leaders of the Anglo-Saxon Church: From Bede and Stigand. Edited by Alexander R. Rumble. [Publications of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, 12.] (Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 204. $95.00. ISBN 978-184383-700-8.)Taken as a...
"Martyr to the Truth": The Autobiography of Joseph Turmel
"Martyr to the Truth": The Autobiography of Joseph Turmel. Translated by C. J. T. Talar and Elizabeth Emery. Edited and introduced by C. J. T. Talar. (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock. 2012. Pp. xxiv, 235. $29.00 paperback....
Michael Helding (1506-1561): Ein Bischof Im Dienst Von Kirche Und Reich
Michael Helding (1506-1561): Ein Bischof im Dienst von Kirche und Reich. By Peter M. Seidel. [Reformationsgeschichtliche Studien und Texte, Band 157.] (Münster: Aschendorff Verlag. 2012. Pp. xviii, 429. euro59,00. ISBN 978-3402-11581-7.)Prince-bishop...
Mission in Thuringia in the Time of Nazism
Mission in Thuringia in the Time of Nazism. By Paul Besehet, S.J. Translated by Theodore P. Fraser. (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press. 2012. Pp. 272. $29.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-87462-095-5.)This memoir by French Jesuit Paul Besehet (b. 1920) is...
Moines et Religieux Dans la Ville (XIIe-XVe Siècle)
Moines et religieux dans la ville (XIIe-XVe siècle). Edited by Nicole Bériou and Cécile Caby. [Cahiers de Fanjeaux, 44.] (Toulouse: Editions Privat. 2009. Pp. 639, with 1 CD. euro35,00. ISBN 978-2-7089-3447-4.)This volume of the Cahiers de Fanjeaux is...
Monasticon Carmelitanum: Die Klöster Des Karmelitenordens (O. Carm.) in Deutschand Von Den Anfängen Bis Zur Gegenwart
Monasticon Carmelitanum: Die Klöster des Karmelitenordens (O. Carm.) in Deutschland von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Edited by Edeltraud Klueting, T.O.Carm.; Stephan Panzer, O.Carm.; and Andreas H. Schölten, O.Carm. [Monástica Carmelitana, tomus IL]...
Negotiating the Landscape: Environment and Monastic Identity in the Medieval Ardennes
Negotiating the Landscape: Environment and Monastic Identity in the Medieval Ardennes. By Ellen F. Arnold. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2012. Pp. ix, 320. $65.00. ISBN 978-0-81224463-2.)The premise of this...
Notes and Comments
Association NewsThe 2014 spring meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association will be held at Xavier University in Cincinnati on March 27-29. Proposals for individual and panel presentations concerning any aspects of Catholic history should...
OBITUARIES: Antonio García Y García, O.F.M. (1928-2013)
Antonio García y García, O.F.M, died on July 8, 2013, after a decade of suffering from an agonizing form of Alzheimer's disease, in the Franciscan convent of Chipiona (Cadiz). Born in Bretoña (Lugo, Galicia) on January 7, 1928, he joined the Order of...
OBITUARIES: Barbara Misner, S.C.S.C. (1931-2013)
Sister Barbara Misner, Sister of Mercy of the Holy Cross, died on June 28, 2013, at Bell Tower Residence in Merrill, Wisconsin, at the age of eighty-two. She was born on April 13,1931, in Jackson, Michigan; her parents were the late Francis de Sales...
Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum
Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Edited by Paul Williamson, with contributions by Fergus Cannan, Eamon Duffy, and Stephen Perkinson. (Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 2010. Pp. 224....
One Firm Anchor: The Church and the Merchant Seafarer, an Introductory History
One Firm Anchor: The Church and the Merchant Seafarer, an Introductory History By R. W. H. Miller. (Cambridge, UK: Lutterworth Press. 2012. Pp. 364. $50.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-7188-9290-6.)One Firm Anchor is more than a mere introduction to maritime...
Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa
Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa. By Leslie Dossey. [The Transformation of the Classical Heritage, XLVII.]. (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2010. Pp. xx, 352. $60.00. ISBN 978-0-520-25439-8.)With this book, Dossey provides a highly...
Pilgrimage and Pogrom: Violence, Memory and Visual Culture at the Host-Miracle Shrines of Germany and Austria
Pilgrimage and Pogrom: Violence, Memory and Visual Culture at the Host-Miracle Shrines of Germany and Austria. By Mitchell B. Merback. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2012. Pp. xii, 382. $65.00. ISBN 978-0-226-52019-3.)In this sumptuously illustrated...
Pius IV and the Fall of the Carafa: Nepotism and Papal Authority in Counter-Reformation Rome
Pius IV and the Fall of the Carafa: Nepotism and Papal Authority in Counter-Reformation Rome. By Miles Pattenden. [Oxford Historical Monographs.] (Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2013. Pp. viii,154. $99.00. ISBN 978-019-967062-8.)This small book, a...
Private and Domestic Devotion in Early Modern Britain
EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN Private and Domestic Devotion in Early Modern Britain. Edited by Jessica Martin and Alec Ryrie. [St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2012. Pp. xi, 285. $134.95. ISBN 978-1-40943131-2.)This...
Richard FitzRalph: His Life, Times and Thought
Richard FitzRalph: His Life, Times and Thought. Edited by Michael W. Dunne and Simon Nolan, O.Carm. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distrib. ISBS, Portland, OR. 2013. Pp. viii, 216. $74.50. ISBN 978-1-84682-369-5.)The title of this collection of ten essays...
Saintly Bishops and Bishops' Saints
Saintly Bishops and Bishops' Saints. Edited by John S. Ott and Trpimir Vedris. [Bibliotheca Hagiotheca, Series Colloquia, Vol. 2.] (Zagreb: Hagiotheca Humaniora. 2012. Pp. xvi, 279. euro25,00. ISBN 978-953-56205-1-8.)In medieval Christianity bishops...
San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice
San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice. Edited by Henry Maguire and Robert S. Nelson. [Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Symposia and Colloquia.] (Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Distrib. Harvard University Press, Cambridge,...
Seeing Faith, Printing Pictures: Religious Identity during the English Reformation
Seeing Faith, Printing Pictures: Religious Identity during the English Reformation. By David J. Davis. [Library of the Written Word, Vol. 25; The Handpress Word, Vol. 19.] (Boston: Brill. 2013. Pp. xvi, 243 pages. $146.00. ISBN 97890-04-236010-1.)This...
Separate but Equal: Cistercian Lay Brothers, 1120-1350
Separate but Equal: Cistercian Lay Brothers, 1120-1350. By James France. [Cistercian Studies, No. 246.] (Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, an imprint of Liturgical Press. 2012. Pp. xxviii, 372. $39.95 paperback. ISBN 978-087907-246-9.)In this...
Sisterly Advice and Eugenic Education: The Katholische Deutsche Frauenbund and German Catholic Marriage Counseling in the 1920s and 1930s
During the 1920s and 1930s, the Deutscher Caritasverband and the Katholische Deutsche Frauenbund spearheaded German Catholic marriage counseling. But the two organizations and the predominantly female Catholic marriage counselors disagreed about the...
Strangers & Pilgrims: A Centennial History of the Layman's Club of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Strangers & Pilgrims: A Centennial History of the Layman's Club of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. By Francis J. Sypher Jr. (New York: The Layman's Club. Distrib. Academic Resources Corporation. 2012. Pp. xiv, 169. $35.00. ISBN 978-0-88206-214-3....
Studies in Early Franciscan Sources
Studies in Early Franciscan Sources. Edited by Michael W. Blastic, O.F.M., Jay M. Hammond, and J. A. Wayne Hellmann, O.F.M.Conv. Vol. 1: The Writings of Francis of Assisi: Letters and Prayers; Vol. 2: The Writings of Francis of Assisi: Rules, Testament...
Tasting Heaven on Earth: Worship in Sixth-Century Constantinople
Tasting Heaven on Earth: Worship in Sixth-Century Constantinople. By Walter D. Ray. [The Church at Worship: Case Studies from Christian History.] (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing. 2012. Pp. xii, 158. $28.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-8028-6663-9.)Tasting...
The Criminalization of Abortion in the West: Its Origins in Medieval Law
MedievalThe Criminalization of Abortion in the West: Its Origins in Medieval Law. By Wolfgang P. Müller. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 2012. Pp. xiv, 263. $55.00. ISBN 978-0-8014-5089-1.)This book is likely to mislead the casual reader and could...
The Demands of Humanity and Religion: The U.S. Catholic Church, Colonization, and the Mission to Liberia, 1842-44
The failure of the U.S. Catholic Church's mission to Liberia in the mid-nineteenth century represented the Church's inability to practice its idealistic teaching concerning slavery and manumission, as well as to cope with the situation of free persons...
The "False Chronicles," Cardinal Baronio, and Sacred History in Counter-Reformation Spain
The forged histories known as the "false chronicles" touched upon many controversial matters in early-modern Spain. Less familiar to scholars is that the forger, Jerónimo Román de la Higuera, was also reacting to the Roman reforms spearheaded by Cardinal...
The Inquisition in Colonial Latin America: Selected Writings of Richard E. Greenleaf
LATIN AMERICAN The Inquisition in Colonial Latin America: Selected Writings of Richard E. Greenleaf. Edited and introduced by James D. Riley. (Berkeley: Academy of American Franciscan History. 2010. Pp. vi, 247. $25.00. ISBN 978-0-88382-066-7.)The late...
The Insight of Unbelievers. Nicholas of Lyra and Christian Reading of Jewish Text in the Later Middle Ages
The Insight of Unbelievers. Nicholas of Lyra and Christian Reading of Jewish Text in the Later Middle Ages. By Deeana Copeland Klepper. [Jewish Culture and Contexts.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2007. Pp. 225. $59.95 clothbound,...
The Maryknoll Catholic Mission in Peru, 1943-1989: Transnational Faith and Transformation
The Maryknoll Catholic Mission in Peru, 1943-1989: Transnational Faith and Transformation. By Susan Fitzpatrick-Behrens. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2012. Pp. xii, 315. $38.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-268-02905-0.)Susan Fitzpatrick-Behrens,...
The Medieval Art, Architecture and History of Bristol Cathedral: An Enigma Explored
The Medieval Art, Architecture and History of Bristol Cathedral: An Enigma Explored. Edited by Jon Cannon and Beth Williamson. [Bristol Studies in Medieval Cultures.] (Rochester, NY: Boydell 8c Brewer. 2011. Pp. xviii, 350. $95.00. ISBN 978-1-84383-680-3.)The...
The Mission of the Portuguese Augustinians to Persia and beyond (1602-1747)
The Mission of the Portuguese Augustinians to Persia and Beyond (1602-1747). By John M. Flannery. [Studies in Christian Mission, Vol. 43.] (Boston: Brill. 2013. Pp. xii, 286. $165.00. ISBN 978-90-04-24382-8.)The role and place of Christianity in Safavid...
The Pulpit and the Press in Reformation Italy
The Pulpit and the Press in Reformation Italy. By Emily Michelson. [I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History.] (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2013. Pp. x, 262. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-674-07297-8.)Emily Michelson delves into the world of...
The Riddle of Father Hackett: A Life in Ireland and Australia
FAR EASTERN The Riddle of Father Hackett: A Life in Ireland and Australia. By Brenda Niall. (Canberra: National Library of Australia. 2009. Pp. ix, 320. Aus. $39.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-642-27/685-8.)Brenda Niall has written a splendid account in clear...
The Roman Inquisition. A Papal Bureaucracy and Its Laws in the Age of Galileo
The Roman Inquisition. A Papal Bureaucracy and Its Laws in the Age of Galileo. By Thomas F. Mayer. (Philadelphia:University of Pennsylvania Press. 2013. Pp. vi, 385. $79.95. ISBN 978-0-8122-4473-1.)The opening of the Archives of the Congregation of the...
The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England
AMERICAN AND CANADIAN The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England. By Sarah Rivett. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. 2011. Pp. xvi, 364. $45.00. ISBN 978-0-80783524-1.)The...
The Shadow of a Year: The 1641 Rebellion in Irish History and Memory/The Irish Rebellion of 1641 and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms
The Shadow of a Year: The 1641 Rebellion in Irish History and Memory. By John Gibney. [History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora.] (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 2013. Pp. xii, 229. $29.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-29928954-6.)The Irish Rebellion...
The Sulpicians of Montreal: A History of Power and Discretion 1657-2007
The Sulpicians of Montreal: A History of Power and Discretion 1657-2007. Edited by Dominique Deslandres, John A. Dickenson, and Ollivier Hubert. Iconographie research by Jacques Des Rochers. Translated by Steven Watt. (Montreal: Wilson &Lafleur....
The Texts and Contexts of Ignatius Loyola's "Autobiography"
The Texts and Contexts of Ignatius Loyola's "Autobiography" By John M. McManamon, S.J. (New York: Fordham University Press. 2013. Pp. xviii, 230. $80.00 clothbound, ISBN 978-0-8232-4505-5; $25.00 paperback, ISBN 978-08232-4504-8.).John M. McManamon describes...
The Transformation of American Catholicism: The Pittsburgh Laity and the Second Vatican Council, 1950-1972
The Transformation of American Catholicism: The Pittsburgh Laity and the Second Vatican Council, 1950-1972. By Timothy Kelly. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2009. Pp. xvi, 353. $45.00. ISBN 978-0-268-03319-4.)Forty years ago three Catholic...
The Transmission of Sin: Augustine and the Pre-Augustinian Sources
The Transmission of Sin: Augustine and the Pre-Augustinian Sources. By Pier Franco Beatrice. Translated by Adam Kamesar. [AAR Religions in Translation.] (New York: Oxford University Press. 2013. Pp. xii, 299. $74.00. ISBN 9780-19-975141-9.).This book...
The Trial of Jan Hus: Medieval Heresy and Criminal Procedure
The Trial of Jan Hus: Medieval Heresy and Criminal Procedure. By Thomas A. Fudge. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2013. Pp. xvii, 392. $74.00. ISBN 978-0-19-998808-2.)In The Trial of Jan Hus, Thomas Fudge undertakes to narrate the entire history...
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism. Edited by Julia A. Lamm. (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 2013. Pp. xx, 651. $199.95. ISBN 978-14443-3286-5.)Julia Lamm has assembled a valuable collection of forty articles by leading scholars in this...
Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD. By Peter Brown. (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2012. Pp. xxx, 759. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-691-15290-5.)At a recent conference, Peter Brown...
True Relations: Reading, Literature, and Evidence in Seventeenth-Century England
True Relations: Reading, Literature, and Evidence in Seventeenth-Century England By Frances E. Dolan. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2013. Pp. viii, 331. $59.95. ISBN 978-0-8122-4485-4.)Frances Dolan's provocative new study tackles...
Windows into Men's Souls: Religious Nonconformity in Tudor and Early Stuart England
Windows into Men's Souls: Religious Nonconformity in Tudor and Early Stuart England. By Kenneth L. Campbell. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield. 2012. Pp. x, 225. $65.00. ISBN 978-0-73916819-6.)What is primarily a study...
Women from the Golden Legen: Female Authority in a Medieval Castilian Sanctoral
Women from the Golden Legen: Female Authority in a Medieval Castilian Sanctoral. By Emma Gatland. [Colección Támesis, Serie A: Monografías, 296.] (Rochester, NY: Tamesis, an imprint of Boydell and Brewer. 2011. Pp. viii, 257. $99.00. ISBN 978-1- 85566-229-2....
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