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. 104, No. 1, Winter

Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World
Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World. By Larry W. Hurtado. (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press. 2016. Pp. xiv, 290. $29.95. ISBN: 978-1-4813-0473-3.)After Constantine, the changes that befell Rome guaranteed a lasting...
Faith in Formulae: A Collection of Early-Christian Creeds and Creed-Related Texts
ANCIENT Faith in Formulae: A Collection of Early-Christian Creeds and Creed-related Texts. Edited, annotated, and translated by Wolfram Kinzig. 4 vols. [Oxford Early Christian Texts.] (New York: Oxford University Press. 2017. Pp. xxiv, 552, 420, 464,...
Founding Father: John J. Wynne, S.J. and the Inculturation of American Catholicism in the Progressive Era
Founding Father: John J. Wynne, S.J. and the Inculturation of American Catholicism in the Progressive Era. By Michael F. Lombardo. [Jesuit Studies, Volume 9.] (Leiden: Brill. 2017. Pp. xvi, 359. $157.00. ISBN 978-90-04-30114-6.)Mercurial even for those...
Frances Cabrini, American Exceptionalism, and Returning to Rome
December 22, 2017, marked the centenary of the death of Frances Cabrini, a native of northern Italy, founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (M.S.C.), and the first U.S. citizen to be canonized a saint. The milestone inspired commemorations...
Holy Rus': The Rebirth of Orthodoxy in the New Russia
Holy Rus': The Rebirth of Orthodoxy in the New Russia. By John P. Burgess. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 2017. Pp. xiv, 264. $30.00. ISBN: 978-0-300-22224-1.)In his highly readable volume, Burgess provides a systematic account of the...
James Murray: A Forgotten Champion of Religious Freedom
In 1764 a Scottish soldier liberated the most intensively hated minority in the English-speaking world. In a newly conquered colony alien in culture, language, and religion, he pioneered tolerance in the British Empire-and thus much of the planet. Histories...
Judging Faith, Punishing Sin: Inquisitions and Consistories in the Early Modern World
Judging Faith, Punishing Sin: Inquisitions and Consistories in the Early Modern World. Edited by Charles H. Parker and Gretchen Starr-LeBeau. (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2017. Pp. xx, 391. $120.00. ISBN 978-1-107-14024-0.)Charles H. Parker...
Le Chiese Orientali: Sintesi Storica
Le Chiese Orientali: Sintesi storica. By Giorgio Fedalto. (Verona: Casa Editrice Mazziana. 2016. Pp. 195. €14.50 paperback. ISBN 978-88-97243-24-3.)Scholars of the Christian East have employed different methods to make sense of the vast and complex array...
Notes and Comments
Association NewsAt its Presidential Luncheon during the annual meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association on January 5, 2018 in Washington, D.C., the following awards with their citations were announced:2017 John Gilmary Shea Prize Citation...
Obituary Notice
Christopher Joseph Kauffman(1936-2018)Dr. Christopher Kauffman, educator, scholar, mentor, husband, father and family man passed into the hands of God, surrounded by his loving family on January 30, 2018. In his eighty-one years Kauffman, through his...
Orderic Vitalis: Life Works and Interpretations
MEDIEVAL Orderic Vitalis: Life Works and Interpretations. Edited by Charles C. Rozier, Daniel Roach, Giles E. M. Gasper, and Elisabeth van Houts. (Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, an imprint of Boydell and Brewer. 2016. Pp. xiv, 416. $99.00. ISBN 978-1-78327-125-2.)This...
Pressed by a Double Loyalty: Hungarian Attendance at the Second Vatican Council, 1959-1965
Pressed by a Double Loyalty: Hungarian Attendance at the Second Vatican Council, 1959-1965. By András Fejérdy. (Budapest and New York: Central European University Press. 2017. Pp. 440. €52.00; $60.00. ISBN 978-963-386-142-4.)Rarely are results of Hungarian...
Report of the Editor
Volume ?3 of the journal consisted of 846 pages of articles, addresses, essays, book reviews, brief notices, and the quarterly sections Notes and Comments, Periodical Literature, and Other Books Received, with an additional twenty pages of preliminary...
Retrieving History: Memory and Identity Formation in the Early Church
Retrieving History: Memory and Identity Formation in the Early Church. By Stefana Dan Laing. [Evangelical Ressourcement Ancient Sources for the Church's Future.] (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic Press. 2017. Pp. xxiv, 216. $24.99 paperback. ISBN...
"Signa Temporum": Religious Health Care, Empire, and Christian-Muslim Relations in Western Tanzania, 1920s-1960s
1.IntroductionThis article uses religious health institutions of Catholic women missionaries as an illustrative case to examine ideas about empire and Christian-Muslim relations in Western Tanzania from the mid-1920s to the 1960s. Although existing literature...
Sin in the Sixties: Catholics and Confession, 1955-1975
Sin in the Sixties: Catholics and Confession, 1955-1975. By Maria C. Morrow. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2016. Pp. xx, 264. $65.00. ISBN 978-0-8132-2899-0.)Maria Morrow's interesting book chronicles the collapse by 1975...
The Arabist and Explorer Alois Musil (1868-1944) and His Unfulfilled Career as a Biblical Scholar
Alois Musil1 and His Vocation as a Biblical ScholarA native of Moravia (born June 30, 1868, in the village of Rychtarov, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now the Czech Republic), Alois Musil's childhood was marked by hard work on the family homestead....
The Civil War Diary of Father James Sheeran, Confederate Chaplain and Redemptorist
AMERICAN The Civil War Diary ofFather James Sheeran, Confederate Chaplain and Redemptorist. Edited by Patrick Hayes. (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press. 2017. Pp. xii, 596. $29.95 paperback. ISBN 978-0-813-228822.)This Civil War diary...
This Happened in My Presence: Moriscos, Old Christians, and the Spanish Inquisition in the Town of Deza, 1569-1611
This Happened in My Presence: Moriscos, Old Christians, and the Spanish Inquisition in the Town of Deza, 1569-1611. Edited and translated by Patrick J. O'Banion. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2017. Pp. lxxx, 184. $26.95 paperback. ISBN 978-1-4426-3513-5.)This...
Traditions of Eloquence: The Jesuits and Modern Rhetorical Studies
GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS Traditions of Eloquence: The Jesuits and Modern Rhetorical Studies. Edited by Cinthia Gannett and John C. Brereton. (Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press. 2016. Pp. XX, 444. $35.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-8232-6453-7.)A few years...
Underground Protestantism in Sixteenth Century Spain: A Much Ignored Side of Spanish History
EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN Underground Protestantism in Sixteenth Century Spain: A Much Ignored Side of Spanish History. By Frances Luttihuizen. [Refo500 Academic Studies, volume 30.] (Göttingen and Bristol, CT. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 2017. Pp. 434....
Vernacular Bible Reading in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe: The "Catholic" Position Revisited
On March 22, 1546, the papal legates at the Council of Trent, Giovanni Maria del Monte, Marcello Cervini, and Reginald Pole sent the secretary Angelo Massarelli to the residency of the Spanish Cardinal Pedro Pacheco with a delicate mission. Only a few...
Vincenzo Tizzani. Effemeridi Romane, Volume Primo: 1828-1860
LATE MODERN EUROPEAN Vincenzo Tizzani. Effemeridi Romane, Volume Primo: 1828-1860. Critical edition by Giuseppe Maria Croce. [Istituto per la Storia del Risorgimento italiano-Biblioteca scientifica, Ser. II, Fonti, 104.] (Rome: Gangemi Editore. 2015....
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