Church History

A scholarly journal publishing original research on the history of Christianity, including its non-Western expressions. Intended for historians of Christianity in general. Includes bibliographies and an extensive book review section. This is the official

Articles from Vol. 83, No. 1, March

American Christianity and the Modern: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Space: Editors' Introduction
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)ForumThe four essays collected here originally were presented together in a session at the American Society of Church History annual Winter Meeting in New Orleans in January 2013. All address difficulties...
A Model for Christendom? Erasmus, Poland, and the Reformation
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)ArticlesMy thanks to Paul Knoll, Natalia Nowakowska, Maciej Ptaszynski, and Jim Tracy for their comments on an earlier version of this article.While the newspaper editor Horace Greeley encouraged nineteenth-century...
Book Review: Activity and Participation in Late Antiquity and Early Christian Thought
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Activity and Participation in Late Antiquity and Early Christian Thought . By Torstein Theodor Tollefsen . Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012. ix + 229 pp. $125.00...
Book Review: After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology . Edited by Oliver D. Crisp and Douglas A. Sweeney . New York : Oxford University Press , 2012. xviii + 348 pp. $99.00 cloth; $35.00 paper.Book...
Book Review: American Religion: Contemporary Trends
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)American Religion: Contemporary Trends . By Mark Chaves . Princeton, N.J : Princeton University Press , 2011. xiii + 145 pp. $22.95 cloth; $17.95 paper.Book Reviews and NotesOn the face of it, a slim...
Book Review: American Religious Liberalism
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)American Religious Liberalism . Edited by Leigh E. Schmidt and Sally M. Promey . Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 2012. xii + 416 pp. $85.00 cloth; $30.00 paper.Book Reviews and NotesAlmost four...
Book Review: Auctoritas Patrum? the Reception of the Church Fathers in Puritanism
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Auctoritas Patrum? The Reception of the Church Fathers in Puritanism . By Ann-Stephane Schäfer . Mainzer Studien zur Amerikanistik 58. Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang , 2012. 453 pp. $109.95 cloth.Book...
Book Review: Augustine beyond the Book: Intermediality, Transmediality, and Reception
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Augustine beyond the Book: Intermediality, Transmediality, and Reception . Edited by Karla Pollmann and Meredith J. Gill . Brill's Series in Church History 58. Leiden, Netherlands : Brill , 2012. xxiv + 364....
Book Review: Christ Circumcised: A Study in Early Christian History and Difference
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Christ Circumcised: A Study in Early Christian History and Difference . By Andrew S. Jacobs . Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2012. xi + 314...
Book Review: Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660): Authors, Books, and the Transmission of Jewish Learning
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660): Authors, Books, and the Transmission of Jewish Learning . By Stephen G. Burnett . Library of the Written Word 19. The Handpress World 13. Leiden,...
Book Review: Christian Masculinity: Men and Religion in Northern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Christian Masculinity: Men and Religion in Northern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries . Edited by Yvonne Maria Werner . Leuven, Belgium : Leuven University Press , 2011. 322 pp. $49.00 paper.Book...
Book Review: Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803 . By Ulrich L. Lehner . New York : Oxford University Press , 2011. viii + 266. $99.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesThe author has indefatigably worked...
Book Review: French Books of Hours: Making an Archive of Prayer, C. 1400-1600
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)French Books of Hours: Making an Archive of Prayer, c. 1400-1600 . By Virginia Reinburg . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2012. xiv + 297 pp. $99.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesLate medieval...
Book Review: In God's Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)In God's Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World . Edited by Owen White and J. P. Daughton . New York : Oxford University Press , 2012. xi + 324 pp. $74.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesRegular...
Book Review: In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)In Heaven as it is On Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death . By Samuel Morris Brown . New York : Oxford University Press , 2012. xii + 396 pp. $34.95 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesSamuel...
Book Review: International Religious Networks
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)International Religious Networks . Edited by Jeremy Gregory and Hugh McLeod . Studies in Church History. Suffolk, U.K. : Boydell , 2012. xxii + 298 pp. $70.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesUsing the theme...
Book Review: John Woolman's Path to the Peaceful Kingdom: A Quaker in the British Empire
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)John Woolman's Path to the Peaceful Kingdom: A Quaker In the British Empire . By Geoffrey Plank . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2012. viii + 296 pp. $39.95 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesSince...
Book Review: Languages of Love and Hate: Conflict, Communication, and Identity in the Medieval Mediterranean
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Languages of Love and Hate: Conflict, Communication, and Identity in the Medieval Mediterranean . Edited by Sarah Lambert and Helen Nicholson . International Medieval Research 15. Turnhout : Brepols ,...
Book Review: Leaders of the Anglo-Saxon Church: From Bede to Stigand
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Leaders of the Anglo-Saxon Church: From Bede to Stigand . Edited by Alexander R. Rumble . Publications of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, 12. Woodbridge, U.K. : Boydell , 2012. xii + 204...
Book Review: Moses, Jesus, and the Trickster in the Evangelical South
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Moses, Jesus, and the Trickster in the Evangelical South . By Paul Harvey . Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lecture Series No. 52. Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2012. xi + 182 pp. $28.95 cloth;...
Book Review: Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England . By Paul C. H. Lim . Oxford Studies in Historical Theology. Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012. xvi + 448 pp. $74.00 cloth.Book...
Book Review: New Worlds: A Religious History of Latin America
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)New Worlds: A Religious History of Latin America . By John Lynch . New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press , 2012. xviii + 404 pp. $35.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesEngaging a lifetime of research on...
Book Review: Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture . By James H. Moorhead . Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans , 2012. xxii + 554 pp. $60.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesCrafting the institutional history...
Book Review: Printing, Power, and Piety: Appeals to the Public during the Early Years of the English Reformation
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Printing, Power, and Piety: Appeals to the Public during the Early Years of the English Reformation . By Brad C. Pardue . Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions 162. Boston : Brill , 2012. x + 238...
Book Review: Private and Domestic Devotion in Early Modern Britain
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Private and Domestic Devotion in Early Modern Britain . Edited by Jessica Martin and Alec Ryrie . St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History. Surrey, U.K. : Ashgate , 2012. xi + 285 pp. $134.95 cloth.Book...
Book Review: Religion and the Demographic Revolution: Women and Secularisation in Canada, Ireland, UK and USA since the 1960s
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Religion and the Demographic Revolution: Women and Secularisation in Canada, Ireland, UK and USA since the 1960s . By Callum G. Brown . Studies in Modern British Religious History 29. Woodbridge, U.K....
Book Review: Religious Lessons: Catholic Sisters and the Captured Schools Crisis in New Mexico
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Religious Lessons: Catholic Sisters and the Captured Schools Crisis in New Mexico . By Kathleen Holscher . New York : Oxford University Press , 2012. xii + 274 pp. $55.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesStudents...
Book Review: Supernatural Environments in Shakespeare's England. Spaces of Demonism, Divinity, and Drama
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Supernatural Environments in Shakespeare's England. Spaces of Demonism, Divinity, and Drama . By Kristen Poole . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2011. xiii + 290 pp. $94.00 cloth.Book Reviews...
Book Review: The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race . By Rebecca Anne Goetz . Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2012. xvi + 224 pp. $55.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesIn this...
Book Review: The First Great Awakening in Colonial American Newspapers: A Shifting Story
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The First Great Awakening in Colonial American Newspapers: A Shifting Story . By Lisa Smith . New York : Lexington , 2012. 185 pp. $80.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesMuch of the material in this volume...
Book Review: The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity . By Robert Louis Wilken . New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press , 2012. x + 390 pp. $35.00 cloth; $22.00 paper.Book Reviews and NotesWith...
Book Review: The Oxford Movement: Europe and the Wider World, 1830-1930
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The Oxford Movement: Europe and the Wider World, 1830-1930 . Edited by Stewart J. Brown and Peter B. Nockles . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2012. xii + 273 pp. $99.00 cloth.Book Reviews and...
Book Review: The Politics of Faith during the Civil War
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The Politics of Faith During the Civil War . By Timothy L. Wesley . Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press , 2013. xi + 273 pp. $45.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesHistorians have devoted considerable...
Book Review: The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century . By Matthew S. Hedstrom . New York : Oxford University Press , 2013. x + 278 pp. $55.00 cloth.Book Reviews...
Book Review: The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Saint Nicholas of Myra
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The True Life and Trials of Saint Nicholas of Myra . By Adam C. English . Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press , 2012. xii + 236 pp. $24.95 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesFor...
Book Review: The Spirit of the Past: Essays on Christianity in New Zealand History; New Zealand Jesus: Social and Religious Transformations of an Image, 1890-1940
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The Spirit of the Past: Essays on Christianity in New Zealand History . Edited by Geoffrey Troughton and Hugh Morrison . Wellington : Victoria University Press , 2011. 256 pp. $50.00 paper.New Zealand...
Book Review: The Spiritual in the Secular: Missionaries and Knowledge about Africa
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The Spiritual in the Secular: Missionaries and Knowledge about Africa . Edited by Patrick Harries and David Maxwell . Studies in the History of Christian Missions. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans , 2012....
Book Review: The Theology of Jonathan Edwards
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The Theology of Jonathan Edwards . By Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott . New York : Oxford University Press , 2012. xvi + 766 pp. $64.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesIn the last sixty-five...
Book Review: Victorian Religious Revivals: Culture and Piety in Local and Global Contexts
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Victorian Religious Revivals: Culture and Piety in Local and Global Contexts . By David Bebbington . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012. vi + 307 pp. $110.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesVictorian...
Book Review: White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery . By Vincent Wimbush . New York : Oxford University Press , 2012. xii + 294 pp. $65.00 cloth.Book Reviews and NotesOther than autobiographies by Frederick...
Commonly Modern: Rethinking the Modernist-Fundamentalist Controversies
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)ForumLet us begin with the problem of binaries. Stark differentiation strengthens the consequences of difference. If you label something "sacred" for example, and suggest its opposite is "profane" the...
Empire, Mission, Ecumenism, and Human Rights: "Religious Liberty" in Egypt, 1919-1956
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)ArticlesI am grateful to the British Academy for a Small Grant award that helped facilitate research for this article. I thank also the anonymous reviewers for Church History for their comments.Histories...
From Italy to Harvard: George LaPiana and Catholic Modernism
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)ForumModernism: What was it? When was it? Does Modernism name "a break with the past," proclaim the present as "qualitatively distinct and new"18 --or is Modernism's self-representation as an "ideology...
Space, Modernity, and Emptiness: Some American Examples
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)ForumOne of the ways in which Christian groups responded to the challenges of modernity was by positioning themselves differently in space. In the interest of better understanding that process, let us...
The Rise and Fall of Biblical Perspicuity: Remonstrants and the Transition toward Modern Exegesis
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)ArticlesThe cultural upheaval that characterized the so-called "long sixteenth century" was brought on by a crisis of authority. The old traditions--whether they related to religion, philosophy, physical...
Thomas Jefferson versus the Historians: Christianity, Atheistic Morality, and the Afterlife
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)ArticlesThe author would like to thank the editors, for their advice and encouragement; and Dr. Cara Burnidge, assistant to the editors, for her patience and perseverance in copyediting the article.Among...
William James and the Modernist Esthetics of Religion
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)ForumIn his intellectual biography, William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism , Robert Richardson never defines modernism, and never addresses the reasons for its turbulence in America. But...
Women in Anchoritic and Semi-Anchoritic Monasticism in Egypt: Rethinking the Landscape
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)ArticlesI thank the Church History readers for their dedicated and detailed comments on this piece.Most of our understanding of non-coenobitic women's monasticism in Egypt has been informed either by...
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