With the ATLA Historical Monographs Collection (11 Series), religion and theology scholars can focus their research on the era and topics that most closely fit their fields of study. Eleven thematic series provides researchers with specialized content spanning from the 13th century through 1922.

The majority of content dates from the 19th and early 20th centuries, a time of great doctrinal, social, and organizational turmoil and upheaval in American culture, making this collection an invaluable resource for scholars seeking to understand not only religious thought during this time period, but the general social, political and economic transformation of the country as well.

Researchers can view all of the typography, graphics and drawings as they were originally presented, which provides context and perspective to religion in American and world history.

Catholic Engagements with the Modern World, 1487-1918 profiles the teaching and practices of the Catholic Church in the modern era, covering the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Counter-Reformation, and the Enlightenment through the early 20th century.

Database Details

Total Number of Titles

More than 1,700 monographs

Coverage Areas

Features many papal biographies, responses to the Protestant Reformation, treatises and criticisms of the Marian Doctrine, and the Catholic Church’s response to the social changes and secular philosophies that resulted from the Enlightenment.

Broad subject coverage includes individual popes and the papacy, the Catholic Counter-Reformation, the Oxford Movement in Britain, the Vatican I Ecumenical Council, modernism.

Title List(s)

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For more information or to request a trial, visit Historical Monographs Collection: Catholic Engagements with the Modern World, 1487-1918​ on the EBSCO website​.​​