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. 99, No. 3, July

Acta Cusana: Quellen Zur Lebensgeschichte Des Nikolaus Von Kues
Acta Cusana: Quellen zur Lebensgeschichte des Nikolaus von Kues, Bd. 1, Lfg., 1: 1401-1437 Mai 17. Edited by Hermann Hallauer and Erich Meuthen. (Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag. 1983. Pp.xvi, 199-eurol68,00. ISBN 978-3-7873-0387-8.)Acta Cusana: Quellen...
Alfonso Viii, the Castilian Episcopate, and the Accession of Rodrigo Jiménez De Rada as the Archbishop of Toledo in 1210
At the beginning of the thirteenth century in Castille, the initiative in the selection of prelates in the Catholic Church remained the purview of the crown. The processes developed in the canon law of the Church over the preceding two centuries constrained...
Benedetto XIII (1724-1730): Un Papa del Settecento Secondo Il Giudizio Dei Contemporanei
Benedetto XIII (1724-1730): Un papa del Settecento secondo il giudizio dei contemporanei. By Orietta Filippini. [Päpste und Papsttum, Band 40.] (Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann. 2012. Pp. viii, 427. euro158,00. ISBN 978-37772-1211-1.)Only very few popes...
Beyond the Lettered City: Indigenous Literacies in the Andes
Latin AmericanBeyond the Lettered City: Indigenous Literacies in the Andes. By Joanne Rappaport and Tom Cummins. [Narrating Native Histories.] (Durham: Duke University Press. 2012. Pp. xvi, 370. $94.94 clothbound; $25.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-8223-5128-3-)The...
Catholics and Southern Honor: Rev. Patrick Lynch's Paper War with Rev. James Henley Thornwell
The author examines the ability of Catholics in the American South to utilize the language of honor, a major facet of Southern political culture. The 1843 newspaper clash on the Apocrypha between Patrick Lynch (future bishop of Charleston, South Carolina)...
Catholic Vietnam: A Church from Empire to Nation
Catholic Vietnam: A Church from Empire to Nation. By Charles Keith. [From Indochina to Vietnam: Revolution and War in a Global Perspective.] (Berkeley: University of California Press. 2012. Pp. xiv, 312. $49-95. ISBN 978-0-520-227247-7.)Sometimes the...
Church and State in the City: Catholics and Politics in Twentieth-Century San Francisco
Church and State in the City: Catholics and Politics in Twentieth-Century San Francisco. By William Issel. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 2012. Pp. x, 325. $29.95 paperback. ISBN 978-1-4399-0992-8.)One myth associated with San Francisco is that...
Der Volksverein Deutsch-Canadischer Katholiken: The Rise and Fall of a German-Catholic Cultural and Immigration Society, 1909-52
Founded in 1909, Der Volksverein deutsch-canadischer Katholiken (Association of German-Canadian Catholics, or VDCK) was one of the largest German-Canadian religious societies in Canada. The VDCK was involved in German immigration and cultural movements...
Devotional Cultures of European Christianity, 1790-1960
Late Modern European Devotional Cultures of European Christianity, 1790-1960 Devotional Cultures of European Christianity, 1790-1960. Edited by Henning Laugerud and Salvador Ryan. (Dublin: Four Courts Press. Distrib. ISBS, Portland, OR. 2012. Pp. x,...
Economic Origins of Roman Christianity
Ekelund, Robert ?., Jr., and Robert D.Tollison. Economic Origins of Roman Christianity. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2011. Pp. xiii, 269. $45.00. ISBN 978-0-226-20002-6.)Through the employment of economic theory and models, the authors, two...
Europe in China-China in Europe: Mission as a Vehicle to Intercultural Dialogue
Far EasternEurope in China-China in Europe: Mission as a Vehicle to Inter cultural Dialogue. Edited by Paul Widmer. [Missiongeschichtliches Archiv, Studien der Berliner Gesellschaft für Missionsgeschichte, Band 18.] (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag....
Evangelización Y Control Social a la Doctrina De Canta. Siglos XVI Y XVII
León Fernández, Diño. Evangelización y control social a la doctrina de Canta. Siglos XVI y XVII. (Lima: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. 2010. Pp. 304. Paperback.)The Peruvian Province of Canta, northeast of Lima and bordering with the Andes,...
Francisco De Borja Y Su Tiempo: Política, Religión Y Cultura En la Edad Moderna
Francisco de Borja y su tiempo: Política, religión y cultura en la Edad Moderna. By Enrique García Hernán and María del Pilar Ryan. [Bibliotheca Instituti Historici Societatis Iesu, Volumen 74; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2012.]...
From Priest's Whore to Pastor's Wife: Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German Reformation
From Priest's Whore to Pastor's Wife: Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German Reformation. By Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer. [St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2012. Pp. xviii, 340....
Heaven in the American Imagination
AmericanHeaven in the American Imagination. By Gary Scott Smith. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2011. Pp. xvi, 339. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-19973895-3.)What is life in heaven like? On which grounds are people admitted to celestial bliss? When studying...
His Grace Is Displeased: Selected Correspondence of John Charles McQuaid
His Grace Is Displeased: Selected Correspondence of John Charles McQuaid. Edited by Clara Cullen and Margaret Ó hógartaigh. (Dublin: Irish Academic Press. Distrib. ISBS, Portland, OR. 2012. Pp. viii, 280. $89.95. ISBN 978-1-908928-08-5.)There is a fashion...
Holy Scripture and the Quest for Authority at the End of the Middle Ages
Holy Scripture and the Quest for Authority at the End of the Middle Ages. By Ian Christopher Levy. [Reading the Scriptures.] (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2012. Pp. xvi, 320. $38.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-268-03414-6.)Ian Levy's new book...
Identity, Ritual, and Power in Colonial Puebla
Identity, Ritual, and Power in Colonial Puebla. By Frances L. Ramos. (Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 2012. Pp. xxxvi, 247. $60.00 clothbound, ISBN 978-0-8165-0849-5; $29.95 paperback, ISBN 978-0-81652117-3.)Frances Ramos examines civic and religious...
Insular and Anglo-Saxon Art and Thought in the Early Medieval Period
Insular and Anglo-Saxon Art and Thought in the Early Medieval Period. Edited by Colum Hourihane. [The Index of Christian Art: Occasional Papers, XIII.] (Princeton: Index of Christian Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University. Distrib....
Kanonisten Und Ihre Texte (1234 Bis Mitte 14. Jb.): 18 Aufsätze Und 14 Exkurse
Kanonisten und ihre Texte (1234 bis Mitte 14. Jb.): 18 Aufsätze und 14 Exkurse. By Martin Bertram. [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance,Vol.43.] (Boston: Brill. 2013. Pp. xxiii, 653-$258.00. ISBN 978-90-04-22876-4.)The publication...
L'Académie De Lausanne Entre Humanisme et Réforme (Ca. 1537-1560)
L'Académie de Lausanne entre Humanisme et Réforme (ca. 1537-1560). By Karine Crousaz. [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance,Vol. 41.] (Leiden: Brill. 2012. Pp. xviii, 608. $158.00. ISBN 97890-04-21038-7.)Research on early-modern educational...
La Deuxième Fille De Cluny: Grandeurs et Misères De Saint-Martin-Des-Champs
La deuxième fille de Cluny: Grandeurs et misères de Saint-Martin-des-Champs. By Alain Mercier. (Grenoble: Livres Glénat, in association with the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. 2012. Pp. 576. euro59,00. ISBN 978-2-3554-5008-2.)This large...
Lezioni Di Storia Ecclesiastica. Il Medioevo
Lezioni di storia ecclesiastica. Il medioevo. By Ernesti Buonaiuti. Edited by Francesco Mores. [Collana di Studi della Fondazione Michele Pellegrino.] (Bologna: Società editrice il Mulino. 2012. Pp. 309-euro23,50 paperback. ISBN 978-88-15-24125-2.)Francesco...
Loving the Poor, Saving the Rich: Wealth, Poverty, and Early Christian Formation
Ancient Loving the Poor, Saving the Rich: Wealth, Poverty, and Early Christian Formation. By Helen Rhee. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic Press. 2013. Pp. xx, 279. $29.99 paperback. ISBN 978-0-8010-4824-1.)In Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (par. 42), Pope...
Narratives of Adversity: Jesuits on the Eastern Peripheries of the Habsburg Realms (1640-1773)
Narratives of Adversity: Jesuits on the Eastern Peripheries of the Habsburg Realms (1640-1773)· By Paul Shore. (New York: Central European University Press. 2012. Pp. x, 384. $60.00. ISBN 978-615-5053-47-4.)Paul Shore examines the role played by Jesuits...
Notes and Comments
ArchiveThe Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care (CHICC) at the University of Manchester's John Rylands Library, in conjunction with the National Institute for Newman Studies and the Birmingham Oratory, has undertaken the digitization of the...
Obituary: Joseph Lackner, S.M. (1942-2013)
Joseph Lackner, S.M., was a Marianist, a teacher, a very good preacher, and a truly wonderful friend. He died in Seoul, South Korea, at the age of seventyone of complications from a heart attack. He had stopped in Korea after teaching for several months...
Orthodox Russia in Crisis: Church and Nation in the Time of Troubles
Orthodox Russia in Crisis: Church and Nation in the Time of Troubles. By Isaiah Gruber. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press. 2012. Pp. xi, 299. $48.00. ISBN 978-0-875-80446-0.)Isaiah Gruber's new book offers a lively account and an exciting analysis...
Popes and Antipopes: The Politics of Eleventh Century Church Reform
Popes and Antipopes: The Politics of Eleventh Century Church Reform. By Mary Stroll. [Studies in the History of Christian Traditions, Vol. 159.] Boston: Brill. 2012. Pp. xviii, 266. $136.00. ISBN 978-90-04-21701-0.)The word politics in the subtitle of...
Sacred History. Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World
Early Modern European Sacred History. Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World. Edited by Katherine van Liere, Simon Ditchfield, and Howard Louthan. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2012. xxiv, 339. $125.00. ISBN 978-0-19-959479-5.)This...
The Benedictines in the Middle Ages
Medieval The Benedictines in the Middle Ages. By James G. Clark. [Monastic Orders.] (Rochester, NY: The Boydell Press, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer. 2011. Pp. x, 374. $50.00. ISBN 978-1-84383-623-0.)The title suggests the genre of the "history...
The Book of the Elders: Sayings of the Desert Fathers. the Systematic Collection
The Book of the Elders: Sayings of the Desert Fathers. The Systematic Collection. Translated byJohnWortley. [Cistercian Studies Series, No. 240.] (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press. 2012. Pp. xxix, 386. $49 95. ISBN 978-0-87907-201-8. $27.35 Kindle...
The Career of Cardinal Giovanni Morone (1509-1580): Between Council and Inquisition
The Career of Cardinal Giovanni Morone (1509-1580): Between Council and Inquisition. By Adam Patrick Robinson. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2012. Pp. xiv, 255. $124.95. ISBN 978-1-4094-1783-5.)An unusual combination of intellectual, administrator,...
The Catholic Bishops of Europe and the Nazi Persecutions of Catholics and Jews
The Catholic Bishops of Europe and the Nazi Persecutions of Catholics and Jews. By Vincent A. Lapomarda, S.J. (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press. 2012. Pp. x, 310. $149.95. ISBN 978-0-7734-2932-1.)In The Catholic Bishops of Europe and the Nazi Persecutions...
The Catholic Calumet: Colonial Conversions in French and Indian North America
The Catholic Calumet: Colonial Conversions in French and Indian North America. By Tracy Neal Leavelle. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2012. Pp. ix, 255. $39-95. ISBN 978-0-8122-4377-2.)In 1730, in an audience with the French governor...
The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era
The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era. By Shawn Francis Peters. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2012. Pp. xxii, 390. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-19-982785-5.)This is a book about memory and how slippery it can be. On May...
The First Crusade: The Call from the East
The First Crusade: The Call from the East. By Peter Frankopan. (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 2012. Pp. xxiii, 262. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-674-05994-8.)There are today so many histories of the First Crusade jostling for shelf...
The Forgotten Crusaders: Poland and the Crusader Movement in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
The Forgotten Crusaders: Poland and the Crusader Movement in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries. By Mikolaj Gladysz. [The Northern World: North Europe and the Baltic, c. 400-1700 AD, Peoples, Economies and Cultures,Vol. 56.] (Leiden: Brill. 2012. Pp....
The Grammar of Good Friday: Macaronic Sermons of Late Medieval England
The Grammar of Good Friday: Macaronic Sermons of Late Medieval England. By Holly Johnson. [Sermo: Studies on Patristic, Medieval, and Reformation Sermons and Preaching,Vol. 8.] (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols. 2012. Pp xxx, 485. $160.00; euro110,00. ISBN...
The Medieval Chantry in England
The Medieval Chantry in England. Edited by Julian M. Luxford and John McNeill. (Leeds, UK: Maney Publishing and the British Archaeological Association. Distrib. David Brown Book Company, Oakville, CT. 2012. Pp. x, 313. $88.00. ISBN 978-1-907975-16-5.)The...
The Pietist Impulse in Christianity
The Pietist Impulse in Christianity. Edited by Christian T. Collins Winn, G. William Carlson, Christopher Gehrz, and Erich Hoist. (Cambridge, UK: James Clark & Co. 2012. Pp. xxvi, 340. $40.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-22768000-1.)The twenty-five essays...
The Policies and Politics of Pope Pius XII: Between Diplomacy and Morality / the Life & Pontificate of Pope Pius XII: Between History and Controversy
The Policies and Politics of Pope Pius XII: Between Diplomacy and Morality. By Frank J. Coppa. (New York: Peter Lang. 2011. Pp. viii, 205. $36.95 paperback. ISBN 978-1-4331-0521-0.)The Life & Pontificate of Pope Pius XII: Between History and Controversy...
There Were Also Many Women There: Lay Women in the Liturgical Movement in the United States, 1926-59
Were Also Many Women There: Lay Women in the Liturgical Movement in the United States, 1926-59. By Katharine E. Harmon. (Collegeville, MN: Pueblo, an imprint of Liturgical Press. 2012. Pp. xxi, 373. $39 95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-8146-6271-7.)In There...
The Rise of Historical Consciousness among the Christian Churches
General and Miscellaneous The Rise of Historical Consciousness among the Christian Churches. Edited by Kenneth L. Parker and Erick H. Moser. [Studies in Religion and the Social Order.] (Lanham, MD: University Press of America. 2012. Pp. xiii, 227. $32.99...
The Sacrament of Penance and Religious Life in Golden Age Spain
The Sacrament of Penance and Religious Life in Golden Age Spain. By Patrick J. O'Banion. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2012. Pp. xii, 233. $69.95. ISBN 978-0-8271-05899-3.)Recently, Spanish history has seen a movement away from...
The School of Heretics: Academic Condemnation at the University of Oxford, 1277-1409
The School of Heretics: Academic Condemnation at the University of Oxford, 1277-1409. By Andrew E. Larsen. [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vol. 40.] (Leiden: Brill. 2011. Pp. xii, 322. $166.00. ISBN 978-90-04-20661-8.)Andrew...
The Spanish Bishops and Nazism during the Spanish Civil War
The anticommunist position of the Spanish bishops was unanimous during the Spanish Civil War. Their attitude toward Nazism, however, underwent a gradual evolution, from indifference (1936-37) to concern (1938-39). This change was due, in part, to the...
The Trial of the Talmud: Paris, 1240
The Trial of the Talmud: Paris, 1240. Hebrew texts translated by John Friedman, Latin texts translated by Jean Connell Hoff, historical essay by Robert Chazan. [Mediaeval Sources in Translation, Vol. 53 ] (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies....
Von Orígenes Und Hieronymus Zu Augustinus. Studien Zur Antiken Theologiegeschichte
Von Orígenes und Hieronymus zu Augustinus. Studien zur Antiken Theologiegeschichte. By Alfons Fürst. [Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte, Band 115.] (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. 2011. Pp. vüi, 535. $154.00. ISBN 978-3-11-025102-9.)A member of the Catholic...
Zwiscben Katholischem Milieu Und Bürgerlicher Mittepartei: Das Historische Dilemma der CVP
Zwischen katholischem Milieu und bürgerlicher Mittepartei: Das Historische Dilemma der CVP. By Urs Altermatt. (Baden: hier + jetzt, Verlag für Kultur und Geschichte. 2012. Pp. 263. euro39,00. ISBN 978-303919-254-0.)With this compilation of updated publications...
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