“Why learn history?,” Klejment writes in her U.S. Catholicism syllabus, “It is time travel, transporting us from ourselves and our limited perspectives and linking us to people and societies separated by time and space.”
Dr. Kauffman’s career in Catholic education spanned more than half a century. It saw him publish several significant histories, including the Bicentennial History of the Catholic Church in America and American Catholic Identities: A Documentary History. He died Jan. 30 at age 81.
The ACHA invites all scholars to submit paper and session proposals on any aspect of the history of Christianity and its interaction with culture. The submission deadline had been extended to Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
In this learned, wide-ranging study, John Howe boldly reframes the long tenth century, not as a fallow interval in the history of the Latin Church in Western Europe, but as period whose creative ferment made the Gregorian Reform possible.
Holsher (University of New Mexico), Jeffrey Burns (UC San Diego), Marian Barber (Catholic Archives of Texas), Carolyn Twomey (Boston College), and Stephanie Jacobe (Archdiocese of Washington) will join the ACHA leadership.
Richard Allington reports on his manuscript research for his doctoral dissertation on the expansion of crusading spirituality and its transposition to local causes in the thirteenth-century Papal States.