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Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 23, 2018

Matthew Rose
Pages 125-139
DOI: 10.5840/cssr20182312

“Truth Exists. The Incarnation Happened”
Warren H. Carroll’s Catholic Historiography

Warren H. Carroll was a fundamental figure of the late-twentieth century Catholic cultural revival. His historical works present the Church’s Christocentric view of history while utilizing the scholarly tools of a modern historian. Yet few historians, even Catholic historians working within the Catholic historiographic milieu, are familiar with the historical thought of Carroll, and even fewer have engaged his thought in their scholarship. This article seeks to rectify that deficiency by presenting Carroll’s twin historical principles, “Truth exists” and “The Incarnation happened,” as a model for Catholic historical studies.