The Great Heresies

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Here the great Catholic historian Hilaire Belloc analyzes 5 of the greatest heresies of all time: Arianism, Mohammedanism (Islam), Albigensianism, Protestantism, and "the Modern Attack," showing that the world would be vastly different today if Arianism or Albigensianism had survived--and how it is different because Protestantism survived. He predicts the re-emergence of Islam; explains how the Modern Attack is the worst threat to the Catholic Church ever.
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Here the great Catholic historian Hilaire Belloc analyzes 5 of the greatest heresies of all time: Arianism, Mohammedanism (Islam), Albigensianism, Protestantism, and "the Modern Attack," showing that the world would be vastly different today if Arianism or Albigensianism had survived--and how it is different because Protestantism survived. He predicts the re-emergence of Islam; explains how the Modern Attack is the worst threat to the Catholic Church ever.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781463587192
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/15/2011
  • Pages: 122
  • Sales rank: 335,549
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.26 (d)

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Hilaire Belloc was born at St. Cloud, France, in 1870. He and his family moved to England upon his father s death, where he took first-class honors in history at Balliol College in Oxford, graduating in 1895. It has been stated that his desire was to rewrite the Catholic history of both France and England. He wrote hundreds of books on the subjects of history, economics, and military science, as well as novels and poetry. His works include The Great Heresies, Europe and the Faith, Survivals and New Arrivals, The Path to Rome, Characters of the Reformation, and How the Reformation Happened.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2000

    Great Historical Book

    This book is highly recommended on its historical value alone. With the lack of history taught in high school and college courses covering the early to middle ages (300-1500 AD), this book came as a pleasant suprise for me. Granted, the Catholic disposition of the author will rub Protestants the wrong way in one section. His belief that in reality there is no 'Christian' religion, and that all non-Catholic break-offs are heretical will surely make the ecumenical types boil over. Don't pass over the book for this one reason, however, because if you truly read it as a scholar or student, you will see the point he is making throughout the book. And that point is that despite the threats that truly could and probably should have toppled western civilization, the Church has stood against these threats (heresies) and prevailed just as Jesus Christ said it would. Overall, I believe the author gives a very concise, balanced, and sweeping review of the major movements which threatened Western Civilization throughout this time period, and how the Church responded to these threats.

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