Faculty Directory

Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.

Part Time Faculty

Selected Courses

Spring 2023

History of Western Christianity III: Catholicism from the French Revolution to Vatican II

Selected Publications


Varieties of Ultramontanism (editor and contributor), Catholic University Press, Washington, DC, 1997.

Progress and Pessimism:  Religion, Politics and History in Late Nineteenth Century Britain, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985.

Journal Articles, Book Chapters

“Engaging the Liberal State II: Cardinal Manning and The Royal Commission of 1886,” in British Catholic History, Vol. 36, Issue 1, May 2021, pp. 294-315. 

Pastor Aeternus in its Context,” in Horizons, Vol. 47, Issue 1, June 2020, pp. 109-  114.

“Engaging the Liberal State: Cardinal Manning and Irish Home Rule,” in British Catholic History Vol. 35, Issue 1, May 2020, pp.25-54.

“Historiography of the Jesuits in Britain in the Late Modern Period,” in Robert A. Maryks, ed., Brill Jesuit Historiography Online, November 2019:


“Two Cardinals: Conflict and Controversy in the Victorian Catholic Church,” in Newman Studies Journal, Vol. 16, Issue 1, Summer 2019, pp. 99-123.

“The Root of the China-Vatican Agreement: Napoleon” in America Magazine, September 24, 2018 (online):


“How Did Vatican I Change the Church?” in America Magazine, June 10, 2015.

“Cardinal Manning and his Political Persona:  The Education Act of 1870,” in Sheridan Gilley, ed., Victorian Churches and Churchmen, Catholic Record Society, London, 2005, pp. 1-11.   

“Interpreting the Council: Archbishop Manning and the Vatican Decrees Controversy, in British Catholic History, Vol. 26, Issue 1, May 2002, pp. 229-242.

“Catholics and Politics,” in V. Alan McClelland and Michael Hodgetts, eds., From Without the Flaminian Gate, Darnton, Longman and Todd, London, 1999.

“Archbishop Manning and the Kulturkampf,” in Recusant Studies, Vol. 21, No. 2, October 1992, pp. 254-266.

“The Victorian Crisis of Faith as Crisis of Vocation,” in R. Helmstadter and B. Lightman, eds., Victorian Faith in Crisis, Macmillan, London, 1990, pp. 262-282.

“Manning’s Ultramontanism and the Catholic Church in British Politics,” in Recusant History, Vol. 19, No. 3, May 1989, pp. 332-347.

“Victorian Ethics of Belief:  A Reconsideration,” with Frank M. Turner in W. Warren Wagar, ed., The Secular Mind:  Transformation of Faith in Modern Europe, Holmes and Meier, New York, 1982, pp. 83-101.