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History As If Truth Mattered – Announcing the New Issue of StAR

History As If Truth Mattered – Announcing the New Issue of StAR

The September/October issue of the St. Austin Review is winging its way to the printers. This issue’s theme is “History as if Truth Mattered”.


Joseph Pearce complains that everyone expects the Spanish Inquisition.

Catherine Brown Tkacz discovers “Deaconesses: The True Story”.

Vincent Ryan is “Understanding the Motives of the First Crusaders”.

Brendan J. McGuire surveys “The Crusaders and the Modern World”, seeing “Ironies and Interpretations”.

William Fahey defends St. Thomas More from “The Tortured Imagination of Dame Hilary Mantel”.

Ken Clark admires Hans Holbein’s portrait of Thomas More.

Andrew Lomas notes “The Form and Spirit of Péguy’s French Revolution”.

  1. J. Kearney revisits “Cardinal Newman and the Scandalous Friar”.

John Beaumont examines “Historians Converting for the Truth”, especially “The Example of Warren Carroll”.

Donald DeMarco berates “The Crucifixion of Truth” in modernity’s treatment of Pius XII.

Kevin O’Brien sees “History as Revelation”.

Fr. Benedict Kiely gives a first-hand eye-witness account of the plight of Christians in Iraq.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker focuses on “The Inklings in America”.

James Bemis enthuses over the movie, Rome: Open City.

Carl R. Hasler reviews The Foundations of Western Monasticism.

Joseph J. Reidy reviews Faith, the Fount of Exegesis: The Interpretation of Scripture in Light of the History of Research on the Old Testament.

Melvin S. Arrington, Jr. reviews St. Peter’s Bones: How the Relics of the First Pope were Lost and Found.

Tod Worner reviews Catholic Literary Giants.

Plus new poetry by Jacob Riyeff, Ann Applegarth and James Matthew Wilson.

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