How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

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No institution has done more to shape Western civilization than the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Church - and in ways that many of us have forgotten or never known. This book is essential reading for recovering this lost truth.
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No institution has done more to shape Western civilization than the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Church - and in ways that many of us have forgotten or never known. This book is essential reading for recovering this lost truth.
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Dr. Thomas E. Woods Jr., the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, has written a fascinating book on the major, far-reaching contributions that the Catholic Church has made to Western civilization; The topics covered include science and technology; economics and finance; education and the arts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786136551
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 6.24 (h) x 2.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas E. Woods, Jr. holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard, and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. A senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, he is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestsellers Meltdown, The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, and How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization. Woods won the $50,000 first prize in the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Awards for his book The Church and the Market. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Topeka, Kansas.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The indispensable church 1
Ch. 2 A light in the darkness 9
Ch. 3 How the monks saved civilization 25
Ch. 4 The church and the university 47
Ch. 5 The church and science 67
Ch. 6 Art, architecture, and the church 115
Ch. 7 The origins of international law 133
Ch. 8 The church and economics 153
Ch. 9 How Catholic charity changed the world 169
Ch. 10 The church and Western law 187
Ch. 11 The church and Western morality 203
Conclusion : a world without God 217
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2006

    The truth revealed

    This book is really a beacon of truth in a world that has been clouded by unbelief and distrust in God's Holy Catholic Church. Unlike what other reviewers may lie to you about, the church has not destroyed the faith of western civilization, we have done that by our own perversion and aetheism. In fact this book clearly states how the church is the utmost provider of care for the poor, and how it has inspired so many to find God's truth. It is the true church which has grown and flourished through the centuries accomplishing feats of greatness through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This book highlights the accomplishments of the church in modern culture and it's influence on ages to come.

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