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Jonathan Wright

How to become a Doctor of the Church

Anyone aspiring to become a Doctor of the Church requires an impressive CV. The official criteria are a major contribution to Christian thought (be...

How one English school shaped America

These days, schools and universities enjoy sending out yearly bulletins to their alumni: it’s partly an exercise in reminding former students of happy times...

When anti-Catholicism inspired riots

Historians, including some of the good ones, have often proffered sweeping generalisations about American anti-Catholicism. You’ll read about it being “the deepest bias in...

Being a Puritan was never an easy life

Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America By Michael Winship Yale University Press, 351pp, £20/$28 Hold on to your hats. Michael...

A Reformation history with few villains

To Gain at Harvest: Portraits from the English Reformation By Jonathan Dean SCM Press, 220pp, £20/$35 In this elegantly written, heartfelt book, Jonathan Dean...

Gossip, frustration and inspired intrigue

Vatican I by John O’Malley, Belknap Press, 307pp, £17.95 In June 1868, the apostolic letter Aeterni Patris announced the forthcoming First Vatican Council. It...

A brief history of deaconesses

References to female deacons in the early Church are not hard to locate. Admittedly, the initial biblical glimpses are confusing. Is Phoebe, in Romans...

How to become a Doctor of the Church

Anyone aspiring to become a Doctor of the Church requires an impressive CV. The official criteria are a major contribution to Christian thought (be...

How one English school shaped America

These days, schools and universities enjoy sending out yearly bulletins to their alumni: it’s partly an exercise in reminding former students of happy times...

When anti-Catholicism inspired riots

Historians, including some of the good ones, have often proffered sweeping generalisations about American anti-Catholicism. You’ll read about it being “the deepest bias in...

Being a Puritan was never an easy life

Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America By Michael Winship Yale University Press, 351pp, £20/$28 Hold on to your hats. Michael...

A Reformation history with few villains

To Gain at Harvest: Portraits from the English Reformation By Jonathan Dean SCM Press, 220pp, £20/$35 In this elegantly written, heartfelt book, Jonathan Dean...

Gossip, frustration and inspired intrigue

Vatican I by John O’Malley, Belknap Press, 307pp, £17.95 In June 1868, the apostolic letter Aeterni Patris announced the forthcoming First Vatican Council. It...

A brief history of deaconesses

References to female deacons in the early Church are not hard to locate. Admittedly, the initial biblical glimpses are confusing. Is Phoebe, in Romans...