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How the Catholic Church built Western civilization

Author: Thomas E Woods
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery History. ; New York : Distributed to the trade by Perseus Distribution, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Western civilization has given us the miracles of modern science, the wealth of free-market economics, the security of the rule of law, a unique sense of human rights and freedom, charity as a virtue, splendid art and music, a philosophy grounded in reason, and innumerable other gifts that we take for granted as the wealthiest and most powerful civilization in history. But what is the ultimate source of these gifts?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Woods
ISBN: 9781596983281 1596983280
OCLC Number: 811051944
Description: xvi 284 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The indispensable Church --
A light in the darkness --
How the monks saved civilization --
The Church and the university --
The Church and science --
Art, architecture, and the Church --
The origins of international law --
The Church and economics --
How Catholic Charity changed the world --
The Church and western law --
The Church and western morality --
Conclusion: A world without God.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

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Describes how and why the Catholic church gave Western Civilization some of its most integral and distinctive characteristics. This title includes an introduction by Spanish Cardinal of the Roman  Read more...

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