Timeless: A History of the Catholic Church

Timeless: A History of the Catholic Church

by Steve Weidenkopf

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Overview

All the makings of your favorite adventure story – drama, intrigue, promise, love, hope, and heartache spanning two thousand years...and YOU are a part of it!

Timeless: A History of the Catholic Church is a fresh retelling of the history of the Church. In this easy-to-read, not-your-average history book, Steve Weidenkopf introduces you to the vivid, dynamic story of God’s work in the world since Pentecost. Along the way, you will meet the weird, wonderful, and always fascinating heroes and villains of the Catholic family tree.

Read Timeless and you’ll

  • Learn the past in order to make sense of our world,
  • know Christ better,
  • be prepared to defend your Faith and the Church, and
  • understand where you fit in the greatest story ever told.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Steve Weidenkopf teaches Church History at the Christendom College Graduate School of Theology in Alexandria, VA. He is the author of The Glory of the Crusades (2014), The Real Story of Catholic History: Answering Twenty Centuries of Anti-Catholic Myths (2017), and 20 Answers: The Reformation (2017). He is the creator, co-author, and presenter of the adult faith formation program Epic: A Journey through Church History and is a popular author and speaker on the Crusades and other historical topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681921501
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 12/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 736,493
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Steve Weidenkopf teaches Church history at the Christendom College Graduate School of Theology in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of The Glory of the Crusades (2014), The Real Story of Catholic History: Answering Twenty Centuries of Anti-Catholic Myths (2017), and 20 Answers: The Reformation (2018). He is the creator, coauthor, and presenter of the adult faith formation program Epic: A Journey through Church History and is a popular author and speaker on the Crusades and other historical topics.

Table of Contents

Author Preface 9

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 The Beginning - Pentecost and the Spread of the Gospel 25

Chapter 2 The Empire and the Church 37

Chapter 3 Conversions 81

Chapter 4 Bright Lights in a Dark Time 147

Chapter 5 Cathedrals and Crusades 201

Chapter 6 The Family Weakens - Prelude to Division 281

Chapter 7 The Great Divorce - Revolt against the Church 333

Chapter 8 The Great Reform 427

Chapter 9 The Modern Attack 469

Chapter 10 Hope and Mercy 521

Bibliography 539

Index 549

Acknowledgements 572

About the Author 573

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