Glenn Olsen, Distinguished Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a Professor of History at the University of Utah.
Dr. Olsen holds a Ph.D. in the History of the Middle Ages, and has published widely in academic journals such as The Catholic Historical Review, Church History, Communio and Logos. contributed hundreds of articles to academic journals.
He is the author of Beginning at Jerusalem: Five Reflections on the History of the Church (Ignatius, 2004) and Christian Marriage: A Historical Study (Wethersfield Institute, 2001).
His current areas of research include: the symbol of the primitive Church in the age of the Fathers and the Middle Ages; medieval humanism; and sex in the Middle Ages.
B.A., North Park College,1960, summa cum laude 1960; History major, philosophy minor
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1962, 1965; Medieval history major, ancient history minor, philosophy minor; 3.97 cumulative G.P.A. Doctoral dissertation on: The Legal Definition of the Ecclesiastical Benefice 1140-1230. Dissertation adviser: Gaines Post; Languages: Greek, Latin, French, German, Italian, Spanish (some Dutch and Portuguese)
1961-63: University of Wisconsin; Teaching Assistant: Greek, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance Civilization
1965-66: Seattle University: Assistant Professor MedievalHistory, Historiography
1966-69: Fordham University; Assistant Professor; Medieval Cultural History, Medieval Legal History
1969-72: Seattle University; Associate Professor; Medieval History; Honors Program Director, 1970-72
1972-present: University of Utah; Associate Professor; Professor; Medieval History
1990: University of Notre Dame; Visiting Professor
Awards and Honors:
Four scholarships in college and three fellowships received for graduate school; Phi Theta Kappa; University Fellowship and Assistantships at the University of Wisconsin; Fulbright Grant to Italy and renewal, 1963-65; Seattle University Faculty Research Grant 1965-66; Directory of American Scholars, 1969 ff.; selected Outstanding Educator of 1971 (national award); bio-bibliographical entry in Who’s Who in the West (1973 ff); University of Utah Faculty Research Grants, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2005; College of Humanities Faculty Development Grants, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004; delivered Leo A. Robinson Memorial Lecture, Gonzaga University, 1974; biographical entry in Dictionary of International Biography, 12th ed. ff. (Cambridge University Press 1975 ff.); David Pierpont Gardner Fellowship, 1977; Fellow, Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1978-79; Department of History Faculty Development Grant, 1979; American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant, 1979; delivered Beyer Memorial Lecture, Gannon University, 1979; Distinguished Alumnus Award, North Park College, 1980; Liberal Education Teaching Grant, 1985; Phi Kappa Phi, 1989; NEH Travel to Collections Grant, 1990; Dee Teaching Grant, 1990; Virgil Award for Outstanding Mentor in History; Reynolds Lecturer, 1991; Faculty Fellow, 1993; Who’s Who in American Education, 1993 ff.; Men of Achievement, 16th ed. (Cambridge 1993); John R. Park Teachers’ Fellowship, 1993-94; Trinity College Barbieri Grant in Italian History, 1993-94; 1996 University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award (I was also nominated for a Presidential Teaching Scholar Award, but could not receive both in the same year); member of College Board Committee, 1996-97. In 1997 I was a Finalist for the Presidential Teaching Scholar Award, and in 1999 I received the University of Utah Distinguished Honors Professor Award. In 2000 I was nominated for the 2000 Ramona W. Cannon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities, but was ineligible because of being on sabbatical. In 2001 I was renominated and won. I am listed in Who’s Who in America starting with the 57h ed., 2002. In October, 2002, the Society of Catholic Social Scientists awarded me the 2002 Pius XI Award for Contributions to Catholic Social Thought at their annual meeting, Ann Arbor, Mich. I am to be listed in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (Cambridge 2004). In 2003 I won the competition for and gave the first College of Humanities “Last Great Lecture.” In 2004 I received the first senior faculty research grant given by the History Department and inaugurated in that year.
Medieval Academy of America
American Historical Association
American Catholic Historical Association
Society for Italian Historical Studies
Medieval Association of the Pacific
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association
Association of the Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (1973-79)
American Society of Church History
North American Patristic Society
The Historical Society.
Outside the University of Utah, I have been a member of the board and vice-president of the Kairos Foundation since 1970, and advisory editor of The Catholic Historical Review since 1971. I was on the Board of Regents of St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1973-79. In this capacity I held the following positions: 1) Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee, 2) Chairman of the Academic Policy Committee, 3) Chairman of the Student Life Committee. I have also served on the Executive Council, Medieval Association of the Pacific, 1976-79, was elected again to this position, 1992-95, and am campus representative for this organization. I was its Vice President in 1996-98, and its president from 1998-2000. I have been a member of the Board of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association since 1978. From 1980-83 I served a three-year term on the Executive Board of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. In 1981-82 I was Associate Editor of the Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association. From 1981-84 I served a three-year term on the Council of the American Society of Church History. In 1984-85 I was President of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association and a member of the nominating committee of the American Society of Church History. In 1987 I was a member of the Breck Prize Committee of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, and became a consulting editor of the journal Communio: International Catholic Review. In 1987 I also was an external reviewer in tenure cases for Colorado College and the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an article referee for such journals as The Catholic Historical Review, Church History, and Communio. In 1989 the Educational Licensure Commission, Washington, D.C., asked me to serve as an examiner for graduate programs in Washington and Rome. I was on the Program Committee for the Spring 1990 meeting of the American Society of Church History, and planned two sessions of the program for the Spring 1991 meeting of the Midwest Medieval History Association. In 1991 I was on the Philip Schaff Prize Committee of the American Society of Church History, and a proposal reviewer for the Idaho State Board of Education (also in 1992). In 1991-92 I was on a committee assessing language instruction at Judge Memorial Catholic High School. I was a curriculum consultant for the University of St. Thomas in 1992, and was asked to join the International Scientific Board for organizing future conferences on European culture by the University of Navarre, Pamplona. I remain on this Board. In 1993 I was an AP European History consultant for the Educational Testing Service. From 1995-2000, I was the Chair of “Two Millennia of Christianity,” responsible for to the Wethersfield Foundation for arranging for 50 lectures to be given in Manhattan during that period. In 1996 I joined the Educational Testing Service Development Committee for the College-Level Examination Program in Western Civilization, Princeton, and continued on that Committee in 1997. In 1998 I was a reviewer for Speculum in addition to the journals listed above. During 1998-99 I was on the program committee for the annual meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific. In 1999 I accepted the invitation to serve a two-year term on the Editorial Board of History in Review, and from 1999-2001 I was a member of the Program Committee and the Session Committee planning the 2001 joint meeting of the Medieval Academy of America and the Medieval Association of the Pacific. I also was nominated to the Board of Officers of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. In 2000 I was asked to join the Editorial Board of a new journal, Fidens Quaerens Intellectum. In 2001 I reviewed a book manuscript for the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance studies, served on the Breck Award Selection Committee of the RMMRA, and was appointed to the Governing Board of the Madeleine Choir School in Salt Lake. In 2002 I was elected to a three year term as a Director of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, and In 2002-03 I again served on the Breck Award Selection Committee. During the same period, in addition to being a referee for the range of journals I review for each year, I was a manuscript reviewer for the American Philosophical Society. I have been on the Board of the Madeleine Choir School, Salt Lake City, 2001-04, and also am serving on the Architectural Review Committee of the school in 2004. Beginning in 2003, I was a member of the International Board of Advisers of Campion College Australia and a member of the Academic Planning Council for the new Ave Maria University, Naples, Florida. In 2003 I served on the NEH Fellowships peer review panel for Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, meeting in Washington, D. C. In 2003 I organized a lecture series, “Seven Popes of the Twentieth Century: The American Reaction” to be given at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, New York City, and joined the Board of Editors of Communio for a three-year term. In 2004 I reviewed a book manuscript for the Catholic University of America Press.
Within the University of Utah, in 1972-74 I was a member of the History Department Graduate Committee, and a representative from the Department on the College Ad Hoc Committee to form the NEH Grant Proposal. From 1972-74 I was the Departmental Honors Program Adviser. During the year 1974-75 I was the Associate Chairman of the Department, and during 1975-76 the Director of Graduate Studies. From 1973-75 I was on the Departmental Recruitment Committee, and in 1974-75 I was a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee. In 1974-75 I was also Chairman of the Departmental Curriculum Committee, and the Departmental Representative on the College Curriculum Committee. In 1974-75 I was Chairman of the University Committee for the Internal Review of the Sociology Department.
During 1975-76 I was on the Departmental Executive Committee. I served two years as the representative of the College of Humanities on the Graduate Council of the University, 1976-78, and two years on the Departmental Graduate Review Committee. From 1977-81 I was a member of the Departmental Teaching Evaluation Committee. For 1979 I was the Summer Chairman of the History Department, and in 1978-79 I was a member of the Departmental Long-Range Planning Committee. In 1979 I was the Chairman of Peter von Sivers PRT Committee. From 1980-83 I was on the Departmental Graduate Committee and in 1983 I was the Director of Graduate Studies. In 1980 I served on the Ad Hoc Committee to review the Graduate Language Programs in French, Spanish, and German for the Graduate Council. In 1981-82 I was on the Personnel Relations Committee of the University. In 1983 I was on the Internal Review Committee for the Department of Meteorology. In 1983-84 I was elected Chairman of the Departmental PRT Committee, the Departmental representative on the College of Humanities Career Development Committee (two year term), a member of the Departmental Committee for the review of Tenured Faculty, a member of the Budget Committee and a member of the University long-range Library Planning Committee. In 1984-85 I was on the Departmental Committee for the Future, and from 1985 to 1987 I was on the Wilson Lecture Committee. Since 1986 I have been on the coordinating committee for the College Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies Group, and in 1986-88 on the departmental Social Committee.
In 1987-88 I was on the Departmental Graduate Committee, and was elected Chairman of the Departmental PRT Committee. In 1988-89 I served on the recruitment committee for the endowed McMurrin Chair in American church history, and in 1988-89 I was elected Chairman of the Departmental PRT Committee, a member of the Wilson Committee, and remained on the Departmental Graduate Committee. In 1989-90, I was elected the representative of the full professors on the departmental Executive Committee, and a member of the Collegiality Committee. From 1988-91 I was on the Departmental Undergraduate Committee. In 1989-91 I was asked to serve on the College Religious Studies Committee, and since that time I have been on the Dean’s Religious Studies Committee. In 1990 I was a member of the University Committee for the Selection of Phi Alpha Kappa nominees. In 1990-91 I was elected the Departmental representative on the College Executive Committee. For 1991-92 I was on the departmental Executive Committee, and was the chair of the departmental RPT Committee and the Chair of a search committee, and was on the Undergraduate Committee and the Collegiality Committee. In 1992-93, I was on the departmental Undergraduate Committee and was on the committee which planned the Church-State Conference at the University, featuring Sandra Day O’Connor. In 1993-94 I was the departmental representative on the College Executive Council, was on the departmental Graduate Committee, and began to lead a discussion group monthly at the Cathedral of the Madeleine on the thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar, which group I still lead discussing other subjects. I was chair of the departmental Retention-Promotion-Tenure Committee, and the departmental representative to the College Executive Committee. During 1996-97 I was the representative of the Full Professors on the departmental Executive Committee, and was on the Teaching Committee. During 1997-98 I was the chair of the departmental Retention-Promotion-Tenure Committee, and a member of the departmental Hospitality Committee. In 1998, I was also a member of the Departmental Search Committee for a position in Early Modern European History. During 1998-99, I was on the departmental Collegiality Committee.
In 1999 I was appointed to a three-year term on the Honors Program Advisory Committee. In 2000 I chaired the ad hoc committee of the Honors Program Advisory Committee for review of the Intellectual Traditions of the West sequence. During 1999-2000, and again in 2000-01, I was on the Graduate Committee of the History Department. In 2000-2001 I was the chair for the History Department Review of Tenured Faculty. In 2001-02 I was the Chair of the departmental Retention, Promotion, and Tenure Committee; the Chair of the RTF Committee for W. Lindsay Adams; and was on the Departmental Teaching Committee, on the latter of which I remained in 2002-03 and 2003-04. In 2002-03, I was also on the departmental Executive Committee, the departmental Undergraduate Committee, and was the chair of the Retention of Tenured Faculty Committee and the chair of Nadia Durbach’s formal review committee, as well as on the College Committee for the award of the Ramona Cannon teaching award. I remained on the Cannon Committee during 2003-04, and was the departmental representative on the College Retention, Promotion, and Tenure Committee for 2003-05. During 2004-05 I am on the College RPT Committee, am the chair of the College Ramona Cannon Committee, and am on the departmental Executive Committee and Visiting Scholar Committee. In 2005-06 I am on the departmental Teaching Committee.
“The Definition of the Ecclesiastical Benefice in the Twelfth Century: the Canonists’ Discussion of Spiritualia,” Studia Gratiana 11 (1967), 453-67
“The Idea of the ecclesia primitiva in the writings of the Twelfth Century Canonists,” Traditio 25 (1969), 61-86
“Innocent III,” Encyclopedia Americana (co. 1969) XV, 181-83.
“Italian Merchants and the Performance of Papal Banking Functions in the Early Thirteenth Century,” Explorations in Economic History 7 (1969-70), 43-63 (this article was also published in a cloth edition, edited by David Herlihy, Robert Lopez and Vsevolod Slessarev, Economy, Society and Government in Medieval Italy)
“The Investiture Controversy,” Religion in the Making of Western Man, ed. Frank Coppa (New York, 1970), 79-93
“Allegory, Typology and Symbol: The Sensus Spiritalis, Part I: Definitions and Earliest History,” Communio 4 (1977) 161-79, Part II: Early Church through Origen,” ibid., 257-84.
“Reference to the ecclesia primitiva in Eighth Century Irish Gospel Exegesis,” Thought 54 (1979), 303-12.
Review article on recent scholarship in early medieval Irish history, specifically on Light from the West: The Irish Mission and the Emergence of Modern Europe. By William H. Marnell (New York 1978), in Thought 55 (1980), 236-40.
“St. Boniface and the vita apostolica,” The American Benedictine Review 31 (1980), 6-19
“Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Rehabilitation of St. Anselm’s Doctrine of the Atonement,” Scottish Journal of Theology 34 (1981), 49-61
“The Gay Middle Ages: A Response to Professor Boswell,” Communio 8 (1981), 119-38 (review article).
“Reference to the Primitive Church in the Thought of Salvian of Marseilles,” The Catholic Historical Review 68 (1982) 1-12
“Bede as Historian: The Evidence from his Observations on the Life of the First Christian Community at Jerusalem,” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 33 (1982) 519-30
“Hans Urs von Balthasar y la Rehabilitacion de la Doctrina Anselmiana de la Satisfaccion,” Selecciones de Teologia (abridged translation of the fourth item above) 22 (1983) 231-236
“The Maturity of Christian Culture: Some Reflections on the Views of Christopher Dawson,” The Dynamic Character of Christian Culture: Essays on Dawsonian Themes, ed. Peter J. Cataldo (Lanham-New York-London 1984), pp. 97-125.
“The Image of the First Community of Christians at Jerusalem in the Time of Lanfranc and Anselm,” Les mutations socio-culturelles au tournant des XIe-XIIe siècles (Colloques internationaux du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris 1984), pp. 341-353.
“Early Christian Nubia: Progress and Prospects of Research” in Proceedings of the International Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Conference, 1981 vol. vi (Villanova 1985), pp. 75-77.
“Reference to the Ecclesia Primitiva in the Decretum of Burchard of Worms” Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 27 July-2 August 1980, (Monumenta iuris canonici, series C: Subsidia, vol. 7, Città del Vaticano 1985), pp. 289-307.
“From Bede to the Anglo-Saxon Presence in the Carolingian Empire,” Angli e Sassoni al di qua e al di là del Mare 2 vol. (Settimane di studio del Centro italiano di studi sull’alto medioevo, XXXII, Spoleto 1986), I, pp. 305-82.
“St. Augustine and the problem of the Medieval Discovery of the Individual,” Word and Spirit: a monastic review, 9 (1987), 129-56.
“St. Anselm and Homosexuality,” Anselm Studies, II: Proceedings of the Fifth International Saint Anselm Conference: St. Anselm and St. Augustine-Episcopi ad saecula, ed. Joseph C. Schnaubelt, Thomas A. Losoncy, Frederick Van Fleteren, and Jill A. Frederick (White Plains, N.Y. 1988), pp. 93-141. See on this David M. Halperin, How to do the History of Homosexuality (Chicago 2002, 168 n. 43.
“St. Jerome,” in Great Lives from History: Ancient and Medieval Series, ed. Frank Magill, 5 vols. (Pasadena: Salem Press 1988), pp. 1142-45.
“Origen,” in ibid., pp. 1499-1503.
“William of Saint-Thierry,” in ibid., pp. 2339-43.
“Twelfth-Century Humanism Reconsidered: The Case of St. Bernard,” Studi Medievali, 3a Serie, XXXI, I, 1990: 27-53.
“The Meaning of Christian Culture: An Historical View,” Catholicism and Secularization in America: Essays on Nature, Grace, and Culture, ed. David L. Schindler (Notre Dame, Indiana 1990), pp. 98-130.
“Recovering the Homeland: Acts 4:32 and the Ecclesia Primitiva in St. Bernard’s Sermons on the Song of Songs,” Word and Spirit: a Monastic Review 12 (1990), 92-117.
“The Meaning of Christian Culture: A Historical View,” The Dawson Newsletter 9 (Winter, 1991) 5-8 (abridged reprint of 3rd item above).
“Deconstructing the University,” Reynolds Lecture, (Salt Lake City, April 1991) (abridgement published in Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Newsletter, 15, 1 [December 1991]: 3-7, 14; full essay republished in Faith and Reason 18 : 52-85, and in Communio 19  226-53).
“Christian Perfection and transitus ad monasterium in Lupus of Ferrières’ Letter 29,” in Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law, University of California, San Diego, 20-27 August 1988 (Monumenta iuris canonici, series C: Subsidia, vol. 9, Città del Vaticano 1991), 355-68.
“The Ethics of Conquest: the European Background of Spain’s Mission in the New World,” Communio 19 (1992): 619-34
“1492 in the Judgment of the Nations,” Actas del II Congreso “Cultura Europea” (Pamplona, 1994), pp. 175-81.
“Inventing the Middle Ages,” The Dawson Review 10 (Spring 1992) 4-10 (longer versions appear in The Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 14 (1993): 131-49, and in Historia a Debate: Medieval, ed. Carlos Barros (Santiago de Compostela 1995), pp. 21-30.
“Cultural Dynamics: Secularization and Sacralization” Christianity and Western Civilization, ed. Wethersfield Institute (San Francisco 1995), pp. 97-122.
“Marriage, Feminism, Theology, and the New Social History: Dyan Elliott’s Spiritual Marriage,” Communio 22 (1995): 343-56.
“John of Salisbury’s Humanism,” in Gli Umanesimi Medievali, ed. Claudio Leonardi (Florence 1998), 447-68.
“St. Anselm’s Place in Hans Urs von Balthasar’s History of Soteriology,” in Cur Deus Homo, ed. Paul Gilbert, Helmut Kohlenberger, and Elmar Salmann (Studia Anselmiana, 128; Rome 1999), 823-35.
Entries on “Gregory I,” “Gregory VII,” and “Innocent III,” in The Encyclopedia of the Vatican and the Papacy, ed. Frank J. Coppa (Westport, Conn. 1999), 180-82, 186-87, 213-15.
“On the Frontiers of Eroticism: The Romanesque Monastery of San Pedro de Cervatos,” Mediterranean Studies 8 (1999): 89-104.
“Why and How to Study the Middle Ages,” Logos 3: 3 (2000): 50-75.
Christian Marriage: A Historical Study (New York 2001). I am the editor of this volume and the author of two chapters in it, on ancient (pp. 101-45) and early medieval (pp. 146-212) Christian marriage.
“The Changing Understanding of the Making of Europe from Christopher Dawson to Robert Bartlett,” Actas del V Congreso “Cultura Europea” (Pamplona, 2000), 203-10; and in another version in Quidditas 20 (1999): 159-70 [actually published in 2001].
“Problems with the Contrast between Circular and Linear Views of Time in the Interpretation of Ancient and Early Medieval History,” Fides quaerens intellectum 1 (2001): 41-65.
“Part II: The Medieval Papacy,” “Introduction” and “Bibliographic Note,” The Great Popes Through History: An Encyclopedia, ed. Frank Coppa, 2 vols. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press 2002), vol. 1. Pp. 73-177 (Part II) at 75-85 (“Introduction”), 173-77 (“Bibliographic Note”).
“The Middle Ages in the History of Toleration,” Historically Speaking 5, No. 2 (Nov. 2003): 24-25.
Beginning at Jerusalem: Five Reflections on the History of the Church (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2004).
“Humanism: The Struggle to Possess a Word,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 7 (2004): 97-116.
“The Sodomitic Lions of Granada,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 13 (2004): 1-25.
“Emma,” in Women in the Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia, 2 vols., ed. Nadia Margolis and Katharina M. Wilson (Westport, CT 2004), I, 315-16.
“The Ecclesia Primitiua in John Cassian, the Ps. Jerome Commentary on Mark, and Bede,” in Biblical Studies in the Early Middle Ages, ed. Michael Gorman and Claudio Leonardi (Florence 2005), 3-25 (page proofs read).
“Sex and the Romanesque in Occitania-Provence,” (for Festschrift for James Brundage, forthcoming, 2005).
“Charlemagne,” entry to appear in The Makers of European Institutions: A Biographical Dictionary, ed. David S. Bell.
“Ora et labora: Work in Medieval Europe,” forthcoming in Fides Quaerens Intellectum.
“Christianity and Culture,” a book to be published in Lithuanian by Aidai Press in Vilnius composed of a selection from the thirty lectures I delivered at Vilnius University in March-April, 1998. The translator is Nerija Putinaite.
“On the Death of Emma: Love in Marriage in the Ninth Century” (57 pages in draft)
“Current Trends in Understanding Medieval Biblical Interpretation” (25 pages, being revised).
“Wet-Dreaming in the Middle Ages,” (43 pages thus far written)
“Augustine’s Views on Marriage: The Clash of Interpretation,” (64 pages thus far written).
“Of Sodomites, Effeminates, Hermaphrodites, and Androgynes: Chapters in Medieval Sodomy” (at present the final draft of the first volume has been completed and I am beginning the final revision of the second volume, which all exists in draft.)
“The Symbol of the Primitive Church: Reference to the Ecclesia Primitiva in the Age of the Fathers” (450 page book typescript; about 300 pages of second vol. in draft)
“Exegesis and Humanism from Origen to John of Salisbury” (partial book manuscript)
“The Turn to Transcendence” (book manuscript of 311 pages far advanced – next book project to be completed)
“‘You Can’t Legislate Morality’: Reflections on a Bromide,” Communio 2 (1975), 148-62.
“Lay Spirituality ad majorem Dei gloriam,” Communio 6 (1979), 405-412.
“Transcendental Truth and Cultural Relativism: An Historian’s View,” in Historicism and Faith, ed. Paul Williams (Scranton 1980), 49-61, republished in a revised form in FCS Reader (Notre Dame, IN 2000).
“The Theologian and the Magisterium: The Ancient and Medieval Background of a Contemporary Controversy,” Communio 7 (1980) 292-319
“Zum geschichtlichen Hintergrund der Spannung zwischen Lehramt und Theologie,” Internationale Katholische Zeitschrift 9 (1980), 447-53 (shorter form of preceding entry, translated by Hans Urs von Balthasar)
“Les théologiens et le magistère: L’arrière-plan antique et médiéval d’une controverse contemporaine,” Revue catholique internationale 5 (1980), 71-80 (shorter form of second entry above)
“Christian Faith in a neo-Pagan Society,” in Christian Faith in a Neo-Pagan Society, ed. Paul Williams (Scranton, 1981), 16-34.
“On the Teaching of Medieval Culture,” The Dawson Newsletter II, 1 (1983) 1-5.
“Early and Medieval Catholic Teaching on Sexuality,” Hand Book on Critical Sexual Issues, ed. Donald G. McCarthy and Edward J. Bayer (St. Louis 1983), pp. 13-25 (coauthor)
“Is the Pope a Socialist?” Catholicism in Crisis 1 (August1983) 9-10
“American Catholics and the Social Encyclicals,” Catholicism in Crisis 1 (November 1983) 15-18
“The Benedictine Way of Life: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” Communio 11 (1984) 35-45
“Marriage, the Mystery of Faithful Love: Von Hildebrand’s Thought Revisited,” Catholicism in Crisis 4 (January 1986)18-21
“The Renewed Interest in the Thought of Christopher Dawson,” New Oxford Review 53, 2 (March 1986) 10-15
“The Catholic Moment?” Communio 15 (1988) 474-87.
“The Place of the Layman in the World of the Baroque,” The Dawson Newsletter VIII, 1 (1989) 10-12.
“In Reply to Richard John Neuhaus,” Communio 16 (1989), 558-59.
“The City in Christian Thought,” Thought 66 (1991), 259-78.
“Thy Kingdom Come on Earth as in Heaven: The Place of the Family in Creation,” in “And You Will Be My Witnesses,” 2nd ed. (Dallas1992).
“John Rawls and the Flight from Authority: The Quest for Equality as an Exercise in Primitivism,” Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy 21 (1994): 419-36. To be reprinted in a 4 vol. work, John Rawls: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers, edited by Chandran Kukathas.
“Separating Church and State,” Faith and Reason 20 (1994): 403-25.
“The University as Community: Community of What?” Communio 21 (1994): 344-62 and in a longer form in Ideas for the University, ed. Ed Block, Jr. (Milwaukee 1995), pp. 29-60; and again in a shorter form in Called to Continuous Renewal Both as “Universities” and as “Catholic” (Falls Church, VA 1998), 51-59.
“The ‘Catholic Moment’ and the Question of Inculturation,” in Catholicity and the New Evangelization, Proceedings From the Seventeenth Convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1994 (Steubenville, Ohio 1995), pp. 17-54.
“American culture and liberal ideology in the thought of Christopher Dawson,” Communio 22 (1995): 702-20.
“Parish Life in Santo Domingo de Silos in the Early Thirteenth Century,” Christian History 15, 1 (February, 1996): 20-21.
“Unity, Plurality, and Subsidiarity in Twentieth Century Context,” Actas del III Congreso “Cultura Europea” (Pamplona 1996), 311-17.
“Catholicism and the Liberal Model of the Academy in America: A Response,” The Nature of Catholic Higher Education, ed. Anthony J. Mastroeni, Proceedings of the Eighteenth Convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Minneapolis, MN, 1995 (1996), 217-22.
“Religion, Politics, and America at the Millennium,” Faith and Reason 22 (1996): 285-315.
“Christian philosophy, Christian history: parallel ideas?” in Stratford Caldecott and John Morrill, eds., Eternity in Time: Christopher Dawson and the Catholic Idea of History (Edinburgh 1997), pp. 131-50 (a slightly revised version is to be published in The Catholic as Historian, edited by Warren Carroll and Donald D’Elia, in London (St. Austin Press) sometime in 2005 or 2006.
“America as an Enlightenment Culture,” Actas del IV Congreso “Cultura Europea” (Pamplona 1998), pp. 121-28.
“Transcendental Truth and Cultural Relativism: A Historian’s View,” revision and republication of earlier article in The Battle For the Catholic Mind, ed. William E. May and Kenneth D. Whitehead (South Bend, IN 2001), 139-50.
“The Influence of Europe in America: Religion and Enlightenment,” Actas del V Congreso “Cultura Europea” (Pamplona 2000), 1155-57.
“The Quest for a Public Philosophy in Twentieth Century American Political Thought,” Communio 27 (2000): 340-62.
“The Turn to Transcendence: The Role of Religion in the Twenty-First Century,” Actas del VI Congreso “Cultura Europea”, ed. Enrique Banús and Beatriz Elío (Pamplona 2002), 987-99.
“The Role of Religion in the Twenty-First Century: Epoch of Secularization or Cosmos Regained?” Actas del VII Congreso “Cultura Europea”, ed. Enrique Banús and Beatriz Elío (Pamplona 2005), also to be published in The Quarterly of Architecture and Urban Planning (Warsaw), and published in the United States in the Catholic Social Science Review 8 (2003): 183-205.
“Humanities at the End of an Age,” Second Spring: An International Journal of Faith and Culture 5 (Oxford 2004): 30-32.
“The Role of Religion in the Twenty-First Century: A Prolegomenon and Overview,” Communio 31 (2004): 302-31.
“The Return of Purpose,” article on the status of teleology in various academic fields under consideration by Communio.
The Lords of Romagna: Romagnol Society and the Origins of the Signorie. By John Larner. (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. 1965. Pp. xiv, 322.), in The Catholic Historical Review 54 (1968), 351-53
Le fonti per la storia della Valle d’Aosta. By Amato Pietro Frutaz. [Thesaurus Ecclesiarum Italiae, ed. Eugenio Massa. Series I: Piemonte, Volume I.] (Rome: Edizione di Storia e Letteratura. 1966. Pp. vii, 378.), in The Catholic Historical Review 54 (1969), 666-68.
Monasteri in Alta Italia dopo le invasioni Saracene e magiare (sec. X-XII). [Relazioni e comunicazioni presentate al XXXII Congresso Storico Subalpino. III Convegno di Storia della Chiesa in Italia (Pinerola 6-9 Settembre 1964).] (Turin: Deputazione Subalpina di Storia Patria. 1966. Pp. 837.), in The Catholic Historical Review 54 (1969), 674-76
The Esthetics of the Middle Ages. By Edgar De Bruyne. Tr. Eileen B. Hennessy. (New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co. 1969). Pp. viii, 232.), in Thought 44 (1969), 610-11
Alexander III and the Twelfth Century. By Marshall W. Baldwin. [The Popes Through History, ed. Raymond H. Schmandt, Volume 3.] (New York: Paulist-Newman Press. 1968. Pp. xi, 228), in The Catholic Historical Review 56 (1970), 348-49
Die mittelalterlich Kirche. Zweiter Halbband: Vom kirchlichen Hochmittelalter bis zum Vorabend der Reformation. By Hans-Georg Beck, Karl August Fink, Josef Glazik, Erwin Iserloh, and Hans Wolter [Handbuch der Kirchengeschichte, ed. Hubert Jedin, Volume III/2.] (Freiburg: Herder. 1968. Pp. xxix, 783.), in The Catholic Historical Review 57 (1971), 478-80.
“Providence in History,” Triumph VI, 7 (July 1971), 23-25 (review article on Frank Barlow, Edward the Confessor [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. 1970. Pp. xxviii, 375.], and on Fulcher of Chartres, A History of the Expedition to Jerusalem 1095-1127. Ed. Harold S. Fink, tr. Frances Ryan. [Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press. 1969. Pp. xiv, 348.])
Collezione canoniche Milanesi del Secolo XII. By Georgio Picasso.
[Publicazioni dell’Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Saggi e Richerche, Serie Terza: Scienze Storiche, 2.] (Milan: Editrice Vita e Pensiero. 1969. Pp. xii, 310), in The Catholic Historical Review 58 (1973), 599-600.
Studi sulla Cristianità Medioevale. Società, Istituzioni, Spiritualità. By Cinzio Violante. Ed. Piero Zerbi. (Milan: Editrice Vita e Pensiero. 1972. Pp. xxi, 397.), in The Catholic Historical Review 61 (1975), 643-45.
Science and Creation in the Middle Ages; Henry of Langenstein (d. 1397) on Genesis. By Nicholas H. Steneck. (Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press. 1976. Pp. xiv, 213.), in Thought 51 (1976), 445-46
The Medieval Experience. Foundations of Western Cultural Singularity. By Francis Oakley. (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1974. Pp. 228.), in The Catholic Historical Review 64 (1978), 240-42
The Totalitarian Temptation. By Jean-François Revel. (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Co. 1977.), in New Oxford Review 45 (1978) 21-22
Die Zwettler Summe: Einleitung und Text. Ed. Nikolaus M. Häring. (Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters, Neue Folge, 15; Münster: Aschendorff. 1977. Pp. 221.), in Theological Studies 39 (1978), 207-08
La Cristologia di Hans Urs Von Balthasar: La Figura di Gesù Cristo Expressione Visibile di Dio. By Giovanni Marchesi.(Analecta Gregoriana, 207; Series Facultatis Theologiae: Sectio B, n. 66; Rome: Università Gregoriana Editrice. 1977. Pp. xix, 418.), in The Homiletic and Pastoral Review 78 (1978), 76-78
The Science of Historical Theology, Vol. 1: Elements of a Definition. By John F. McCarthy. (Rome: Propaganda Mariana. 1976. Pp. xii, 195), in The Catholic Historical Review 64 (1978), 92-93
The Devil: Perceptions of Evil from Antiquity to Primitive Christianity. By Jeffrey Burton Russell. (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press. 1977. Pp. 276.), in Thought 53 (1978), 226-27
Authority and Resistance in the Investiture Contest: The Polemical Literature of the Late Eleventh Century. By I.S. Robinson. (Manchester: Manchester University Press. 1978. Pp. x, 195.), in The American Historical Review 84 (1979), 1348.
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History. Ed. J.A.S. Evans. Vol. 1 (Old Series, Vol. XI. Vancouver: Committee for Medieval Studies, The University of British Columbia. 1978. Pp. vii, 222.), in The Catholic Historical Review 66 (1980), 622-23
The Western Church in the Middle Ages. By Francis Oakley. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1979. Pp. 345.), in Theological Studies 41 (1980), 781-82
Clio Unbound: Perception of the Social and Cultural Past in Renaissance England. By Arthur B. Ferguson. (Duke Monographs in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2. Durham: Duke University Press. 1979. Pp. xv, 443.), in Theological Studies 41 (1980), 211-13
Atto of Vercelli: Church, State, and Christian Society in Tenth Century Italy. By Suzanne Fonay Wemple. (Temi e Testi 27. Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura. 1979. Pp. viii, 246.), in The American Historical Review 86 (1981), 386
Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism. By Marina Warner. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1981. Pp. xxvi, 349.), in Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Newsletter 5, 1 (December, 1981), 18-19
From the Circle of Alcuin to the School of Auxerre: Logic, Theology and Philosophy in the Early Middle Ages. By John Marenbon. (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Third Series, 15. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1981. Pp. ix, 219.), in Theological Studies 43 (1982), 333-34
The Beginning of Christian Philosophy. By Eric Osborn (New York: Cambridge University Press. 1981. Pp. xiv, 321.), in Theological Studies 43 (1982) 552-53
The Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis, Volume I: General Introduction, Books I and II (Summary and Extracts), Index Verborum. Ed. Marjorie Chibnall. (New York: The Clarendon Press. 1980. Pp. xvi, 386.), in Church History 52 (1983) 204-205
Medieval Readers and Writers 1350-1400. By Janet Coleman. New York: Columbia University Press. 1981. Pp. 337.), in Theological Studies 43 (1982), 749
Rhinoceros Bound: Cluny in the Tenth Century. By Barbara H. Rosenwein. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1982. Pp. xxii, 173.), in Theological Studies 44 (1983) 174
Married Priests and the Reforming Papacy: The Eleventh-Century Debates. By Anne Llewellyn Barstow. (New York and Toronto: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1982. Pp. xi, 275.), in The American Historical Review 88 (1983) 660-61
Miracles and the Medieval Mind. By Benedicta Ward. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982), in Church History 53 (1984) 237-78
The Mind of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. By G.R. Evans, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983 in Theological Studies 45 (1984), 740-41
Rupert of Deutz. By John Van Engen, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983, in The Review of Politics 46 (1984) 609-11
The Mimetic Tradition of Reform in the West. By Karl F. Morrison, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1982, pp. XXIII 440, in The Catholic Historical Review 71 (1985) 429-30
Das Kirchenbild Innocenz’ III. (1198-1216). By Wilhelm Imkamp (Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann, 1983. Pp. xiii, 360), in Church History 54 (1985) 99-100
The Birth of Purgatory. By Jacques Le Goff, tr. Arthur Goldhammer. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1984. Pp. ix, 430), in Theological Studies 46 (1985) 362-363
Pope and Bishops: The Papal Monarchy in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries. By Kenneth Pennington. (Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press. 1984. Pp. xiii, 225), in Church History 54 (1985) 236-37.
Wilbert von Ravenna: Der Gegenpapst Clemens III. (1084-1100). By Jürgen Ziese (Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann, 1982. Pp. 307), in Church History 54 (1985) 234-35.
La légende dorée: Le système narratif de Jacques de Voragine (d. 1298). By Alain Boureau. Preface by Jacques Le Goff, Paris: Les editions du Cerf, 1984, pp. vii, 282, in Church History 55 (1986) 95-96.
Norbert von Zanten: Adliger, Ordensstifter, Kirchenfürst, Ed. by Kaspar Elm (Cologne: Wienand Verlag, 1984, pp. 355), in The American Historical Review 91 (1986) 897-898
Opere di San Bernardo, Ed. Ferruccio Gastaldelli. Vol. 1: San Bernardo, Trattati. Introductions and translations by Jean Leclercq, I Deug-Su, Antonio Traglia, Romano Amerio, Ermenegildo Bertola, Ettore Paratore, Manlio Simonetti, Cosimo Damiano Fonseca, Giorgio Picasso, B.W. O’Dwyer, Alessandro Pratesi, Pietro Zerbi (Milan: Scriptorium Claravallense 1984, pp. LXIV, 954). Vol. 6/1: San Bernardo, Lettere, Parte Prima, 1-210. Introduction by Jean Leclercq, translation by Ettore Paratore, historical comment by Ferruccio Gastaldelli (Milan: Scriptorium Claravallense 1986, pp. XXXVII, 904), in Theological Studies 49 (1988),165-66.
Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women. By Caroline Walker Bynum (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1987). xvi + 444, in Church History 57 (1988) 225-27.
Unquiet Souls: Fourteenth Century Saints and their Religious Milieu. By Richard Kieckhefer (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, paperback edition, 1987. Pp. viii, 238), in Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, 9 (1988) 169-71.
Sister of Wisdom. St. Hildegard’s Theology of the Feminine. By Barbara Newman (Berkeley: University of California Press,1987. Pp. xx, 289) in Church History 58 (1989) 223-25.
The Medieval Imagination. By Jacques Le Goff. Tr. Arthur Goldhammer (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1988. Pp. vii, 293), in The Catholic Historical Review 75 (1989) 475-76.
The Investiture Controversy. Church and Monarchy from the Ninth to the Twelfth Century. By Uta-Renate Blumenthal (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 1988), in Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, 10 (1989), 91-92.
Askese als sozialer Impuls: Monastisch-asketische Spiritualität als Wurzel und Triebfeder sozialer Ideen und Aktivitäten der Kirche in Südgallien im 5. Jahrhundert. By Rosemarie Nürnberg. (Bonn: Borengässer 1988), Pp. xxx, 354, in The Catholic Historical Review 76 (1990) 332-333.
Petrus Capuanus. Kardinal, Legat am vierten Kreuzzug, Theologe. By Werner Maleczek. Publikationen des Historischen Instituts beim Österreichischen Kulturinstitut in Rom, I. Abteilung, Abhandlungen, 8. Band. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1988. 350 pp., in Church History 59 (1990), 542-43.
Symphonia. A Critical Edition of the Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum. By Saint Hildegard of Bingen. Introduction, Translations, and Commentary by Barbara Newman. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1988. xiv, 330 pp., in Church History 59 (1990) 541-42.
The Right of Spoil of the Popes of Avignon, 1316-1415. By Daniel Williman. Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society, 1988. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 78, Part 6. viii + 269 pp., in Church History 60 (1991): 379-80.
The Gothic Idol: Ideology and Image-making in Medieval Art. By Michael Camille. (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1989. Pp. xxxii, 407), in The Catholic Historical Review 77 (1991) 99-100.
The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250. By Colin Morris. (Oxford History of the Christian Church. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1989. Pp. xvii, 673, in The Catholic Historical Review 77 (1991) 503-05.
History as a Visual Art in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance. By Karl F. Morrison (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990). Pp. xxvi + 262 in Church History 61 (1992) 238-40.
Redeeming Politics. By Peter Iver Kaufman. Studies in Church and State, 3. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990) Pp. xiii + 209, in Journal of Religion 72 (1992): 432-33.
Allegorical Remembrance: A Study of “The Pilgrimage of the Life of Man” as a Medieval Treatise on Seeing and Remembering. By Susan K. Hagan (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1990). Pp. xii, 268, in Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 13 (1992): 114-15.
Medieval Callings, ed. Jacques Le Goff. Tr. Lydia G. Cochrane. (Chicago and London: U. of Chicago Press, 1990, vii and 392 pp.), in Church History 61 (1992) 401-02.
Dissent and Order in the Middle Ages: The Search for Legitimate Authority. By Jeffrey Burton Russell. (Ithaca: Cornell U. Press, 1992). Pp. xi, 128 in The Catholic Historical Review 78 (1992) 629-30.
Pastoral Care before the Parish, ed. John Blair and Richard Sharpe (Leicester, London and New York: Leicester University Press, 1992). Pp. 298, in The American Historical Review 98 (1993): 150-51.
Christianity and Judaism, ed. Diana Wood (Studies in Church History, 29; Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1992), in The Catholic Historical Review 79 (1993): 710-13.
Ronald G. Musto, Catholic Peacemakers: A Documentary History, vol. 1: From the Bible to the Era of the Crusades (New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1993. Pp. xlii + 818), in The Catholic Historical Review 80 (1994) 117-18.
Dyan Elliott, Spiritual Marriage: Sexual Abstinence in Medieval Wedlock (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Pp. xv+375), Speculum 70 (1995): 363-64.
Medieval Lives: Eight Charismatic Men and Women of the Middle Ages. By Norman F. Cantor (New York 1994). Pp. xviii+197, in The Catholic Historical Review 81 (1995): 135.
Bernard McGinn and Richard K. Emmerson, eds., The Apocalypse in the Middle Ages (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992). Pp. xii+428, in Church History 64 (1995): 107-08.
Mark F. Williams, tr. Aelred of Rievaulx’s “Spiritual Friendship” (Scranton, London, and Toronto: University of Scranton Press and Associated Universities Presses 1994), Pp. 137, Church History 64 (1995): 93-94.
Manuel C. Díaz y Díaz, Vie chrétienne et culture dans l’Espagne du VIIe au Xe siècles, Collected Studies Series CS377 (Aldershot, Hampshire and Brookfield, Vermont; Variorum 1992). Pp. x + 292. Church History 64 (1995): 647-48.
Patrick J. Geary, Phantoms of Remembrance: Memory and Oblivion at the End of the First Millenium (Princeton: Princeton University Press 1994). Pp. xv + 248. The Historian 58 (1996): 431-32.
Philippe Buc. L’Ambigüité du Livre: Prince, Pouvoir, et Peuple dans les Commentaires de la Bible au Moyen Age. Théologie Historique, 95 (Paris 1994). Pp. xvi, 427. The American Historical Review 101 (1996): 163-64.
John Van Engen, ed., The Past and Future of Medieval Studies (Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press 1994). Pp. xi + 431. The Catholic Historical Review 82 (1996): 506-07.
Karl Leyser, Communications and Power in Medieval Europe: The Gregorian Revolution and Beyond, ed. Timothy Reuter (London: The Hambledon Press 1994). Pp. xxv + 214, The Historian 58 (1996): 909-10.
Brenda Bolton, Innocent III: Studies on Papal Authority and Pastoral Care (Aldershot, Hampshire 1995), Church History 65 (1996): 679-80.
Lawrence Moonan, Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1994). Pp. xi + 396, Church History 66 (1997): 564-65.
Othmar Hageneder, John C. Moore and Andrea Sommerlechner, eds., with Christoph Egger and Herwig Weigl, Die Register Innocenz’ III. 6. Band. 6 Pontifikatsjahr, 1203/1204. Texte und Indices (Vienna: Verlag der Oesterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1995). Pp. LXVIII + 485, Church History 66 (1997): 895.
Scott L. Waugh and Peter D. Diehl, eds., Christendom and its Discontents: Exclusion, Persecution, and Rebellion, 1000-1500 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1996). Pp.viii + 376, The Catholic Historical Review 83 (1997): 769-71.
Jean Daniélou, Prayer. The Mission of the Church. Foreword by Hans Urs von Balthasar. Trans. from the French by David Louis Schindler, Jr. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1996. xvi + 124 pages., Antiphon 2, 3 (Winter 1997): 32-33.
Irena Backus, ed., The Reception of the Church Fathers in the West: From the Carolingians to the Maurists, 2 vols. (Leiden: Brill 1997). Pp. xxviiii + 1087, The Catholic Historical Review 84 (1998): 708-10.
Harald Müller, Päpstliche Delegationsgerichtsbarkeit in der Normandie (12. und frühes 13. Jahrhundert), 1: Untersuchung; 2: Regesten und Edition (Studien und Dokumente zur Gallia Pontificia, 4/1-2.) Bonn: Bouvier, 1997. pp. x, 285, 5, 503, Speculum 74 (1999): 799-801. .
The First Commentary on Mark: An Annotated Translation, tr. and ed. Michael Cahill (New York: Oxford University Press 1998), Pp. xiv, 154, Journal of Early Christian Studies 7 (1999): 475-76.
Marilyn Dunn, The Emergence of Monasticism: From the Desert Fathers to the Early Middle Ages (Oxford and Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2000), Pp. viii, 280. $64.95. Speculum 77 (2002): 510-11.
Medieval Hagiography: An Anthology. Edited by Thomas Head. (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc. 2000. Pp. xlix, 834. $105.00.) The Catholic Historical Review 88 (2002): 319-25.
Régine Pernoud, Those Terrible Middle Ages! Debunking the Myths, translated by Anne Englund Nash (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000), Pp. 179. $12.95. (paperback), reviewed in The University Bookman 42, No. 4 (2003): 5-9 in a review article titled “Stubborn Myths.”
Educating People of Faith: Exploring the History of Jewish and Christian Communities, ed. John Van Engen (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004), Pp. xiv, 352, in The Catholic Historical Review 90 (2004): 728-29.
Helmut Puff, Sodomy in Reformation Germany and Switzerland: 1400-1600 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2003), Pp. x, 311, Church History 73 (2004): 853.
John W. O’Malley, Four Cultures of the West, in The Catholic Historical Review (forthcoming)
Papers Delivered (Selected)
Papers on various aspects of “The Idea of the Ecclesia Primitiva in the Writings of the Twelfth-Century Canonists” were delivered in 1968 at Columbia University, Fairfield University, and the Fourth Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University.
“The Origins of the Reform Idea of the Ecclesia Primitiva: Fifth to Eleventh Centuries,” Sixth Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1970
“Myth, the Eternal Return, and the Medieval Reform Mania: Cassian’s Contribution,” Medieval Association of the Pacific, Sixth Annual Conference, Stanford University, 1973
“The Jerusalem Community of Acts 4:32-35 as the Model of Christian Reform in the Thought of Augustine,” Ninth Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1974
Commentator (formal written presentation) on a panel “The Irish Abroad in the Early Middle Ages,” American Catholic Historical Association, Boston College, 1975
“The Role of Eusebius of Caesarea in the Formation of the Myth of the Primitive Church,” Tenth Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1975
“Allegory, Typology and Symbol: the sensus spiritalis,” Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, University of Arizona, 1976.
“Reference to the ecclesia primitiva in Eighth Century Irish Gospel Exegesis,” Eleventh Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1976
“Property, the Primitive Church and Pseudo-Isidore,” Third Ohio Conference on Medieval Studies, 1976
“Primitivist and Anti-Primitivist Modes of Thought in Origen: The Role of the Early Church in His View of History,” Twelfth Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1977
“Reform after the Pattern of the Primitive Church in Salvian,” Thirteenth Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1978
“Bede as Historian: The Evidence from his Reconstruction of the Life of the First Christian Community at Jerusalem,” Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, San Francisco, 1978.
“St. Boniface and the vita apostolica,” Fourteenth International Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1979.
“The Jerusalem Community as a Symbol for Reform in Basil,” International Basil Symposium, University of Toronto, 1979 (I was also one of the commentators for one of the plenary sessions – formal written presentation)
“Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Rehabilitation of St. Anselm’s Doctrine of the Atonement,” Third International Anselm Conference, Canterbury, England, 1979
“The Ideal of the Common Life of the Primitive Jerusalem Community in Early Spanish Pactual Monasticism,” Fifteenth International Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1980
“The Monastery as a Reproduction of the Primitive Jerusalem Community: Acts 4:32 and 35 in the Rule of St. Benedict,” Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, Colorado State University, Greeley, 1980.
“Reference to the Ecclesia Primitiva in the Decretum of Burchard of Worms,” Sixth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1980
“Reference to Acts 4:32 in the Writings of John of Salisbury,” Octocentennial Conference on John of Salisbury, Fordham University, 1980.
Commentator (formal written presentation) on the plenary address by W.H.C. Frend on the Exploration of Christian Nubia, Sixth International Conference on Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University, 1981
“The Image of the First Community of Christians at Jerusalem in the Time of Lanfranc and Anselm,” IVe congrès international d’études anselmiennes, Le Bec Hellouin, 1982 (I also was a commentator at another session of this congress.)
“Sexuality in Early Catholic Teaching,” Conference on Human Sexuality, Pope John XXIII Center, St. Louis, 1983.
“From Bede to the Anglo-Saxon Presence in the Carolingian Empire,” XXXIII Settimana di Studio, Centro italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo, Spoleto, Italy, April 1984 (invited paper)
“St. Anselm and Homosexuality,” Fifth International Anselm Conference, Villanova University, 1985. (I was a commentator at another session of this Congress).
Commentator (formal written presentation) for session on Eighth Century Mentality as Exemplified in Bede, of the American Historical Association Annual Convention, New York, 1985
“St. Anselm, Sodomy, and the Council of Westminster of 1102,” Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Meeting, Boise, March 1986
“On the Death of Emma: Love in Marriage in the Ninth Century,” Twenty-first International Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 1986
“St. Augustine and the Problem of the Medieval Discovery of the Individual,” Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Meeting, University of Oregon, March 1987
“One Heart and One Soul in the Thought of Dhuoda,” Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Meeting, Colorado College, April 1987
“Christian Perfection in Lupus of Ferrières Ep. 29,” Twenty-second International Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 1987
“What is the Sin of Gomorrah in Peter Damian’s Liber Gomorrhianus?” Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Meeting, University of Arizona, March 1988
“Twelfth-Century Humanism Reconsidered: The Case of St. Bernard,” Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Meeting, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, April 1988
“Current Trends in Understanding Medieval Biblical Interpretation,” same meeting as last entry
Commentator for Sunstone Conference, August 1988, Salt Lake City
Participant in Roundtable (lecture on “Origen’s Ideas of Time”) “Concepts of Time in Historical Writings of Europe and Asia” by invitation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, September, 1988
“Wet-Dreaming in the Middle Ages,” Medieval Association of the Pacific Annual Meeting, UCLA, March 1989
“The Ecclesia Primitiva in St. Bernard’s Sermons On the Song of Songs,” Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Meeting, Grand Canyon, April 1989
“The Meaning of Christian Culture: A Historical View,” plenary session paper for conference on American Catholicism,” Notre Dame University, May 1989
“Augustine’s Views on Marriage: The Clash of Interpretations,” address to the John Paul II Institute on Marriage and the Family, Dominican House of Studies, Washington D.C., September 1989 (also given at Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, October 1989; and at annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association).
“Reflections on James Brundage’s Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe,” one of two plenary papers at a half-day session devoted to Brundage’s book, with him making response, at the Midwest Medieval Association annual meeting, University of Notre Dame, October 1989.
Moderator and Commentator for session on Gregory the Great, the American Society of Church History, Spring meeting, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, April, 1990.
“Problems with the Contrast between Circular and Linear Concepts of Time in the Interpretation of Ancient and Early Medieval History,” 17th International Congress of the Historical Sciences, Madrid, August 1990
Chair for session of annual meeting of Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, University of Colorado, April 1991.
Chair for session on Sex in the Middle Ages, Twenty-sixth International Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 1991.
Respondent for college-wide patristics lecture, Seattle Pacific College, Seattle, 1991.
Chair for session of annual meeting of Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, New Mexico State University, Los Cruces, April, 1992.
Chair and Commentator for session on Medieval Spain of Twenty-Seventh International Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 1992.
“1492 in the Judgment of the Nations,” II Conference ‘European Culture,’ Pamplona, Spain, Oct. 1992.
“Inventing the Middle Ages,” Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Meeting,” Northern Arizona State, Flagstaff, April 1993, and Congreso Internacional “Historia A Debate,” Santiago de Compostela, July 1993.
“John of Salisbury’s Humanism,” International Medieval Latin Conference: Gli Umanesimi Medievali, Florence, Italy, September, 1993.
“Cultural Dynamics: Secularization and Sacralization,” Donel Library, Manhattan, N.Y., October 1993, Conference sponsored by Wethersfield Institute.
Panelist and Commentator for a lecture by Harvey G. Cox, Jr. of Harvard, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, April 1994.
“Augustine’s Views on Marriage: the Clash of Interpretation,” Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, Jackson, Wyoming, May 1994.
Session moderator, International Theological Conference, Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C., September 1994
“The ‘Catholic Moment’ and the Question of Inculturation,” Plenary lecture, Annual Meeting of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Corpus Christi, Texas, September 1994.
“Unity, Plurality, and subsidiarity in Twentieth Century Context,” III Congreso Cultura Europea, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, October 1994.
“Progeny, Faithfulness, Sacred Bond: Marriage in the Age of Augustine,” Conference on the History of Marriage, Wethersfield Institute, Manhattan, November 1994.
“Marriage in Barbarian Kingdom and Christian Court,” Conference on the History of Marriage, Wethersfield Institute, Manhattan, November 1994.