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How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization - by Thomas E Woods (Paperback)

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  • Ask someone today where Western Civilization originated, and he or she might say Greece or Rome.
  • About the Author: Thomas E. Woods Jr. is the New York Times bestselling author of Meltdown and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, among other books.
  • 280 Pages
  • Religion + Beliefs, Christianity

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About the Book



Woods describes how and why the Catholic church gave Western Civilization some of its most integral and distinctive characteristics. With a new Introduction by the Spanish Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.



Book Synopsis



Ask someone today where Western Civilization originated, and he or she might say Greece or Rome. But what is the ultimate source of Western Civilization? Bestselling author and professor Thomas E. Woods, Jr. provides the long neglected answer: the Catholic Church. In the new paperback edition of his critically-acclaimed book, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, Woods goes far beyond the familiar tale of monks copying manuscripts and preserving the wisdom of classical antiquity. Gifts such as modern science, free-market economics, art, music, and the idea of human rights come from the Catholic Church, explains Woods. In How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, you'll learn:

  • Why modern science was born in the Catholic Church
  • How Catholic priests developed the idea of free-market economics five hundred years before Adam Smith
  • How the Catholic Church invented the university
  • Why what you know about the Galileo affair is wrong
  • How Western law grew out of Church canon law
  • How the Church humanized the West by insisting on the sacredness of all human life

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. How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization is essential reading for recovering this lost truth.



About the Author



Thomas E. Woods Jr. is the New York Times bestselling author of Meltdown and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, among other books. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. A recipient of the Templeton Enterprise Award and the O. P. Alford III Prize for Libertarian Scholarship, he is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .85 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Christianity
Publisher: Regnery History
Format: Paperback
Author: Thomas E Woods
Language: English
Street Date: September 18, 2012
TCIN: 15984821
UPC: 9781596983281
Item Number (DPCI): 247-13-3214
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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