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. 102, No. 3, Summer

After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History
After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History. By David A. Hollinger. (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2013. Pp. xvi, 228. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-691-15842-6.)Intellectual historian David Hollinger gathers together...
American Evangelicalism: George Marsden and the State of American Religious History
American Evangelicalism: George Marsden and the State of American Religious History. Edited by Darren Dochuk, Thomas S. Kidd, and Kurt W. Peterson. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2014. Pp. xvi, 518. $66.00. ISBN 978-0-268-03842-7; e-ISBN...
Anglican Confirmation, 1662-1820
Anglican Confirmation, 1662-1820. By Phillip Tovey. [Liturgy, Worship, and Society Series.] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2014. Pp. xiii, 201. $149.95. ISBN 978-1-4724-2217-0.)Scholars of Anglican liturgical history have characterized the eighteenth...
An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians
An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians. By Paul Moses. (New York: New York University Press. 2015. Pp. xii, 381. $35.00. ISBN 978-1-4798-7130-8.)Jay P. Dolan's well-received social history of New York Catholicism, The...
A Sense of the Heart: Christian Religious Experience in the United States
A Sense of the Heart: Christian Religious Experience in the United States . By Bill J. Leonard. (Nashville: Abingdon Press. 2014. Pp. xii, 380. $45.00 paperback. ISBN 978-1-4267-5490-6).In A Sense of the Heart: Christian Religious Experience in the United...
A Time of Sifting: Mystical Marriage and the Crisis of Moravian Piety in the Eighteenth Century
A Time of Sifting: Mystical Marriage and the Crisis of Moravian Piety in the Eighteenth Century. By Paul Peucker. [Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies.] (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2015. Pp. xvi, 248. $84.95. ISBN 978-0-271-06643-1.)In...
Balm of Hope: Charity Afire Impels Daughters of Charity to Civil War Nursing
Balm of Hope: Charity Afire Impels Daughters of Charity to Civil War Nursing. Edited by Betty Ann McNeil, D.C. (Chicago: Vincentian Studies Institute, DePaul University. 2015. Pp. lxiv, 557. $30.00 paperback. ISBN 978-1-936696-08-6.)Jane Austen once...
Collaboration, Conflict, and Continuity in the Reformation: Essays in Honour of James M. Estes on His Eightieth Birthday
Collaboration, Conflict, and Continuity in the Reformation: Essays in Honour of James M. Estes on His Eightieth Birthday. Edited by Konrad Eisenbichler. [Essays and Studies, Vol. 34.] (Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria...
Die Collectio Cheltenhamensis: Eine Englische Decretalensammlung. Analyse Beruhend Auf Vorarbeitung Von Walther Holtzmann ([Dagger])
Die Collectio Cheltenhamensis: eine englische Decretalensammlung. Analyse beruhend auf Vorarbeitung von Walther Holtzmann ([dagger]). Edited by Gisela Drossbach. [Monumenta Iuris Canonici, Series B: Corpus Collectionum, vol. 10.] (Vatican City: Biblioteca...
Dissolving Royal Marriages: A Documentary History, 860-1600
GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS Dissolving Royal Marriages: A Documentary History, 860-1600. By D. L. d'Avray. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Pp. xi, 312. $95.00. ISBN 978-1-107-06250-4.)Students of medieval marriage have struggled with the difficult...
Edith Stein: Self-Portrait in Letters-Letters to Roman Ingarden
Edith Stein: Self-Portrait in Letters-Letters to Roman Ingarden. Translated by Hugh Candler Hunt; editing and comments by Maria Amata Neyer, O.C.D. [The Collected Works of Edith Stein, Vol. 12.] (Washington, DC: Institute for Carmelite Studies Publications....
Enemies in the Plaza: Urban Spectacle and the End of Spanish Frontier Culture, 1460-1492
Enemies in the Plaza: Urban Spectacle and the End of Spanish Frontier Culture, 1460- 1492. By Thomas Devaney. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2015. Pp. x, 246. $59.95. ISBN 978-0812204713-8.)Thomas Devaney's...
Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Maori, and the Question of the Body
Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Maori, and the Question of the Body. By Tony Ballantyne. (Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 2014. Pp. xiv, 360. $26.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-5826-8.)In December 2014, New Zealand celebrated the bicentenary of the...
Fathers of Botany: The Discovery of Chinese Plants by European Missionaries
Fathers of Botany: The Discovery of Chinese Plants by European Missionaries. By Jane Kilpatrick. (Kew Publishing, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. Distrib. University of Chicago Press. 2015. Pp. x, 254. $60.00. ISBN 978-0-226-20670-7.)Every Western garden...
Federico Barocci and the Oratorians: Corporate Patronage and Style in the Counter-Reformation
Federico Barocci and the Oratorians: Corporate Patronage and Style in the Counter-Reformation. By Ian F. Verstegen. [Early Modern Studies, 14.] (Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press. 2015. Pp. xii, 172. $60.00. ISBN 9781-61248-132-6.)Ian Verstegen...
From Giotto to Botticelli: The Artistic Patronage of the Humiliati in Florence
From Giotto to Botticelli: The Artistic Patronage of the Humiliati in Florence. By Julia I. Miller and Laurie Taylor-Mitchell. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2015. Pp. xiv, 244. $74.95. ISBN 978-0-271-06503-8.)The authors provide...
Gregory the Great: Ascetic, Pastor, and First Man of Rome
Gregory the Great: Ascetic, Pastor, and First Man of Rome. By George E. Demacopoulos. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2015. Pp. viii, 236. $28.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-268-02621-9.)Pope Gregory the Great has warranted an explosion of historical...
Henri De Maupas Du Tour: The Funeral Oration for Vincent De Paul, 23 November 1660
Henri de Maupas du Tour: The Funeral Oration for Vincent de Paul, 23 November 1660. Introduction, Translation, and Annotation by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. (Chicago: Vincentian Studies Institute, De Paul University. 2015. Pp. 223. $29.99 paperback. ISBN...
Historia del Catolicismo En Argentina Entre El Siglo XIX Y El XX
Historia del Catolicismo en Argentina entre el siglo XIX y el XX. By Miranda Lida. [Historia y Cultura.] (Buenos Aires: Siglo Veintiuno Editores. 2015. Pp. 269. $23.32 paperback. ISBN 978-9-87-629-595-6.)Miranda Lida explores the history of the cultural...
Il Papa Guerriero. Giulio II Nello Spazio Pubblico Europeo
Il papa guerriero. Giulio II nello spazio pubblico europeo. By Massimo Rospocher. [Annali dell'Istituto Storico Italo-Germanico in Trento, Monografie, 65.] (Bologna: Società editrice il Mulino. 2015. Pp. 392. euro32,00 paperback. ISBN 978-88-15-25350-7.)In...
Il Paradigma Tridentino: Un'epoca Della Storia Della Chiesa
Il paradigma tridentino: Un'epoca della storia della Chiesa. By Paolo Prodi. (Brescia: Morcelliana. 2010. Pp. 232. euro18,00 paperback. ISBN 978-88-372-2462-2.)During a long and eminent career Paolo Prodi has published copiously on the history of the...
Inspiration and Innovation: Religion in the American West
AMERICANInspiration and Innovation: Religion in the American West. By Todd M. Kerstetter. [The Western History Series.] (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 2015. Pp. xi, 275. $26.95 paperback. ISBN 978-1-118-84833-3.)In this first comprehensive survey of religion...
Into Africa: A Transnational History of Catholic Medical Missions and Social Change
Into Africa: A Transnational History of Catholic Medical Missions and Social Change. By Barbra Mann Wall. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 2015. Pp. xx, 230. $49.95. ISBN 978-0-8135-6622-1.)No historian of Christian missions can ignore the...
Jacques De Vitry (1175/1180-1240) Entre l'Orient et l'Occident: L'évêque Aux Trois Visages
Jacques de Vitry (1175/1180-1240) entre l'Orient et l'Occident: L'évêque aux trois visages. By Jean Donnadieu. [Témoins de notre histoire.] (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols. 2015. Pp. 283. euro60,00. ISBN 978-2-503-55418-1.)Jacques de Vitry was an exceptional...
James Molloy and Sales of Recusant Books to the United States
This essay explains how James Molloy assembled Catholic printed books and manuscripts from a score of Catholic religious houses in the British Isles and sold 19,850 of them to five different American libraries from 1968 to 1984. The most important portion...
Jesuit Mapmaking in China: D'Anville's Nouvelle Atlas De la Chine (1737)
FAR EASTERNJesuit Mapmaking in China: D'Anville's Nouvelle Atlas de la Chine (1737). Edited by Roberto M. Ribeiro, with John W. O'Malley. [Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts, Vol. 11.] (Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press. 2014. Pp....
Jesuit Science and the End of Nature's Secrets
Jesuit Science and the End of Nature's Secrets. By Mark A. Waddell. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2015. Pp. x, 214. $119.95. ISBN 978-1-4724-4972-6.)When the French Catholic philosopher and priest Pierre Gassendi declared in 1629 that all natural...
Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and His Reformation under Siege
Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and His Reformation under Siege. By James Reston Jr. (New York: Basic Books. 2015. Pp. xii, 260. $27.00. ISBN 978-0-465J0r6. 3(9N3e-w2. )York: Basic Books. 2015. Pp. xii, 260. $27.00. ISBN 978-0-465Goodhistory writing...
Man, Values and the Dynamics of Medieval Society: Anthropological Concepts of the Middle Ages in a Transcultural Perspective/Church, Society and Change: Christianity Impaired by Conflicting Elites/In the Maelstrom of Secularization, Collaboration, and Persecution: Roman Catholicism in Modern Czech Society and the State
Man, Values and the Dynamics of Medieval Society: Anthropological Concepts of the Middle Ages in a Transcultural Perspective. By Tomas Petrácek. Translated by David Livingstone. (Lublin, Poland: EL-Press. 2014. Pp. 126. Paperback. ISBN 978-8-386-96939-8.)Church,...
Marching in Step: Patriotism and the Southern Catholic Cadet Movement
Rod Andrew Jr. explains that nineteenth-century American Southerners perceived their sons as indolent, willful, and in need of discipline. To address this concern, college administrators attempted to implement strict military cadet training rooted in...
Medicine, Religion and Gender in Medieval Culture
Medicine, Religion and Gender in Medieval Culture. Edited by Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa. [Gender in the Middle Ages, Vol. 11.] (Rochester, NY: D. S. Brewer. 2015. Pp. xvi, 293. $99.00. ISBN 978-1-84384-401-3.)An English mystic in her revelations rejoices...
Medieval Christianity: A New History
MEDIEVALMedieval Christianity: A New History. By Kevin Madigan. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2015. Pp. xxiv, 487. $40.00. ISBN 978-0-300-1587-24.Over the last fifty years or so, the study of medieval Christianity has broadened considerably beyond...
Mission and Ecstasy: Contemplative Women and Salvation in Colonial Spanish America and the Philippines
Mission and Ecstasy: Contemplative Women and Salvation in Colonial Spanish America and the Philippines. By Magnus Lundberg. [Studia Missionalia Svecana CV.] (Uppsala: Swedish Institute of Missionary Research. 2015. Pp. 270. ISBN 978-91-506-2443-4.)At...
Newman on Vatican II
LATE MODERN EUROPEANNewman on Vatican II. By Ian Ker. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2014. Pp. xii, 167. $40.00. ISBN 978-0-19-871752-2.)Ian Ker's Newman on Vatican II maintains that, had Cardinal John Henry Newman taken part in it, he would have...
Notes and Comments
CAUSES OF SAINTSIn a ceremony on June 5, 2016, two saints were canonized: Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary (Jan Papczynski, 1631-1701), a Polish Piarist priest who founded the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception; and Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad of...
OBITUARY: The Reverend Paul Liston (1932-2016)
Washington-native Paul Liston, a beloved priest and teacher, passed away on March 23 at age eighty-four.Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Washington in 1958, Father Liston served the Church for nearly six decades in a variety of roles reflective...
Offertorium: Das Mittelalterliche Meßopfer
Offertorium: Das mittelalterliche Meßopfer. By Arnold Angenendt. [Liturgiewissenschaftliche Quellen und Forschungen, Band 101.] (Münster: Aschendorf Verlag. 2014. Pp. xvi, 562. ISBN 978-3-402-11264-9.)For centuries, the Sacrament of the Altar has been...
Pagan Virtue in a Christian World: Sigismondo Malatesta and the Italian Renaissance
Pagan Virtue in a Christian World: Sigismondo Malatesta and the Italian Renaissance. By Anthony F. D'Elia. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2016. Pp. xii, 355. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-674-08851-1.)A boon for period scholars and anyone interested...
Protestant Missionaries in Spain, 1869-1936: "Shall the Papists Prevail?"
Protestant Missionaries in Spain, 1869-1936: "Shall the Papists Prevail?" By Kent Eaton. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. 2015. Pp. xvii, 363. $110.00. ISBN 978-0-7391-9409-6.)This solidly researched study covers...
Religion, Nation, and Secularization in Ukraine
Religion, Nation, and Secularization in Ukraine. Edited by Martin Schulze Wessel and Frank E. Sysyn. (Toronto: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press. 2015. Pp. xii, 174. $24.95 paperback. ISBN 978-1-189-4865-38-8. )Proceeding from a 2010 international...
Rethinking Constantine: History, Theology, and Legacy
BRIEF NOTICE Smither, Edward F. (Ed.). Rethinking Constantine: History, Theology, and Legacy. (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock. 2014. Pp. x, 168. $20.00 paperback. ISBN 978-1-62032-188-1.)With the avalanche of books and...
Sant'Anselmo in Rome: College and University. from the Beginnings to the Present Day
Sant'Anselmo in Rome: College and University. From the Beginnings to the Present Day. By Pius Engelbert, O.S.B. Translated by Henry O'Shea, O.S.B. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press. 2015. Pp. xii, 319. $39.95. ISBN 978-0legeville,MN: Liturgical Press....
Searching for Madre Matiana: Prophecy and Popular Culture in Modern Mexico
LATIN AMERICANSearching for Madre Matiana: Prophecy and Popular Culture in Modern Mexico. By Edward Wright-Rios. [Diálogos Series.] (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 2014. Pp. xiv, 390. $34.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-82634659-9.)Edward Wright-Rios's...
Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo
Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo. By Christopher M. Graney. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2015. Pp. xv, 270. $29.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-26802988-3.)The "Copernican...
Seven Myths of the Crusades
Seven Myths of the Crusades. Edited with introduction and epilogue by Alfred J. Andrea and Andrew Holt. [Myths of History: A Hackett Series.] (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing. 2015. Pp. xxxvi, 163. $19.00 paperback. ISBN 9781-62466-403-8.)Modern democratization...
Sin and Salvation in Reformation England
Sin and Salvation in Reformation England. Edited by Jonathan Willis. [St Andrews Studies in Reformation History.] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2015. Pp. xii, 282. $124.95. ISBN 978-1-4724-3736-5.This collection of fourteen essays, the introduction...
Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century
Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century. By Chris Wickham. [Lawrence Stone Lectures.] (Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2015. Pp. xii, 305. ISBN 978-0-691-14828-1.)Based on Chris Wickham's May...
Tapestry in Time: The Story of the Dominican Sisters, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1966-2012
Tapestry in Time: The Story of the Dominican Sisters, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1966- 2012. Edited by Mary Navarre, O.P. (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing. 2015. Pp. xxii, 314. $20.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-9028-7255-5.)Anyone interested in...
The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo
AFRICANThe Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo. By Cécile Fromont. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2014. Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, VA....
The Catholic Invasion of China: Remaking Chinese Christianity
The Catholic Invasion of China: Remaking Chinese Christianity. By D. E. Mungello. (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 2015. Pp. xviii, 175. $40.00. ISBN 978-1-4422-5084-2.)D. E. Mungello is a distinguished scholar of China who has written or edited...
The Cult of St Clare of Assisi in Early Modern Italy
EARLY MODERN EUROPEANThe Cult of St Clare of Assisi in Early Modern Italy. By Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby. [Visual Culture in Early Modernity.] (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 2014. Pp. xiv, 169. $104.95. ISBN 978-1-4724-2057-2.)The parts of the book...
The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia
The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia. By Rebecca Pinner. (Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer. 2015. Pp. xii, 276. $95.00. ISBN 978-1-78327-035-4.)Both the cult of St. Edmund and the monastic community in which his...
The Dutch Revolt and Catholic Exile in Reformation Europe
The Dutch Revolt and Catholic Exile in Reformation Europe. By Geert H. Janssen. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2014. Pp. xvi, 218. $95.00. ISBN 978-1-1-07-05503-2.)Although, in the past decades, several books have been devoted to Protestant refugees...
The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather
The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather. By Rick Kennedy. [Library of Religious Biography.] (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2015. Pp. xiv, 162. $17.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-8028-7211-1.)A biography of Cotton Mather...
The First Nunnery in Manila: The Role of Hernando De Los Ríos Coronel
Sometime late in 1619 a remarkable meeting took place in Toledo, Spain. Two seemingly very different people would come together to discuss the final details of the founding of the first nunnery in Manila, the Philippines. When they met in the Franciscan...
The Last Crusade in the West. Castile and the Conquest of Granada
The Last Crusade in the West. Castile and the Conquest of Granada. By Joseph F. O'Callaghan. [The Middle Ages Series.] (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2014. Pp. xiv, 364. $75.00. ISBN 978-0-8122-4587-5.)With this book Joseph F. O'Callaghan...
The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton
The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton. Edited and annotated by Patrick Samway, S.J. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2015. Pp. x, 397. $29.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-268-01786-6.)The books and journals of Thomas Merton are wonderful,...
The Long Shadow of Vatican II: Living Faith and Negotiating Authority since the Second Vatican Council
The Long Shadow of Vatican II: Living Faith and Negotiating Authority since the Second Vatican Council. Edited by Lucas Van Rompay, Sam Miglarese, and David Morgan. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2015. Pp. xii, 165. $24.99 paperback....
The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958
The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958. By John Pollard. [Oxford History of the Christian Church. (New York: Oxford University Press. 2014. Pp. xvi, 544. $140.00. ISBN 978-0-19-920856-2.]John Pollard is already well known for his work on...
The Saint between Manuscript and Print: Italy 1400-1600
The Saint between Manuscript and Print: Italy 1400-1600. Edited by Alison K. Frazier. [Essays and Studies, 37.] (Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. 2015. Pp. 495. $49.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-7727-2182-5.)This publication has been...
The Visual Culture of Catholic Enlightenment
The Visual Culture of Catholic Enlightenment. By Christopher M. S. Johns. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2015. Pp. xxii, 413. $89.95. ISBN 978-0-271-06208-2.)Among the discrete Enlightenments now abounding, the "Catholic Enlightenment"...
The Way of the Wesleys: A Short Introduction
The Way of the Wesleys: A Short Introduction. By John R. Tyson. (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing. 2014. Pp. ix, 202. $18.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-8028-6954-8.)In The Way of the Wesleys, John Tyson has drawn on decades of research, writing,...
Thomas More: Why Patron of Statesmen?
Thomas More: Why Patron of Statesmen? Edited by Travis Curtwright. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield. 2015. Pp. xii, 221. $85.00. ISBN 978-1-4985-2226-7.)In 2000 Pope John Paul II proclaimed St. Thomas More to be the...
Unwritten Verities: The Making of England's Vernacular Legal Culture, 1463-1549
Unwritten Verities: The Making of England's Vernacular Legal Culture, 1463-1549. By Sebastian Sobecki. [ReFormations Medieval and Early Modern.] (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2015. Pp. x, 257. $38.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-268-04145-8)The...
What the People Want: Popular Support for Catholic Reform in the Veneto
The reforms of Catholicism implemented in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries had widespread and significant effects on the lives of early-modern Catholics, but in most cases we know very little about how non-elites reacted to these changes.* 1 Records...
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