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Catholic Church -- History

View Resource H-Catholic

Launched on March 2, this new moderated H-Net discussion group is dedicated to the discussion and study of the history and culture of Catholicism. It is intended for scholars and students "whose primary academic foci are the history and/or cultures of the Catholic church and communities defined by a Catholic religious identity." As with other H-Net groups, H-Catholic is intended as an...
View Resource Augustine of Hippo

Augustine of Hippo is arguably one of the most scholarly saints. As one of the most important Western philosophers, Augustine is often noted for wrestling with the ideas of the Manicheans and eventually for his conversion to Christianity. Born in what is now modern-day Algeria, Augustine spent a good deal of his life as an administrator in northern Africa and left a voluminous body of writings....
View Resource A History of the Crusades

The Crusades lasted several hundred years, and some historians have argued that certain expeditions from the 15th to 17th centuries might also be treated as part of this broader interest in recapturing part of the Holy Land for the Christians. In 1969, the University of Wisconsin Press began publishing a thorough and comprehensive study of the Crusades. After twenty years, the series ran to six...
View Resource Liturgy and Life Artifacts Collection

The talented staff members at the Boston College University Libraries have created a veritable bevy of wonderful digital collections. They cover topics like the urban infrastructure of Boston to this one on the vast brocade of liturgical objects. Here visitors can make their way through over 1,100 images related to the Catholic faith, including decorative pins, robes, candlesticks, and other...

View Resource The Sacred Heart Review

A few years ago, an enterprising librarian at the Boston College Libraries noticed a number of dusty folios in the Theology and Ministry Library. As it turned out, these folios contained the Sacred Heart Review, which was published from 1888 to 1916. This newspaper was edited by the Revered John O'Brien, pastor of the Sacred Heart Church in East Cambridge. Most certainly not a church bulletin,...