How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

By Thomas E. Woods Jr., PhD
Read by Barrett Whitener

7.00 Hours 06/01/2005 unabridged
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Ask a college student today what he knows about the Catholic Church and his answer might come down to one word: “corruption.” But that one word should be “civilization.” Western civilization has given us modern science, the wealth of free-market economics, the security of law, a sense of human rights and freedom, charity as a virtue, splendid art and music, philosophy grounded in reason, and innumerable other gifts we take for granted. But what is the ultimate source of these gifts? Bestselling author and professor Thomas E. Woods, Jr., provides the answer: the Catholic Church. 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. Woods’ book is essential reading for recovering this lost truth.

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Summary

Summary

Ask a college student today what he knows about the Catholic Church and his answer might come down to one word: “corruption.” But that one word should be “civilization.”

Western civilization has given us modern science, the wealth of free-market economics, the security of law, a sense of human rights and freedom, charity as a virtue, splendid art and music, philosophy grounded in reason, and innumerable other gifts we take for granted. But what is the ultimate source of these gifts? Bestselling author and professor Thomas E. Woods, Jr., provides the answer: the Catholic Church.

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. Woods’ book is essential reading for recovering this lost truth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Engaging and engrossing…A mine of information and a stimulus for reflection on the debt we owe Catholic life and thought.” Michael P. Foley, PhD, Baylor University
“Superb and scholarly…Highly recommended.” Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, professor emeritus, City University of New York
“Puts the Church back where it should be: at the center of values, science, laws, and institutions of Western civilization.” Dr. Paul Legutko, Stanford University
“[Whitener’s] deep voice further adds to the pleasure of learning how popular prejudice has deceived us by ignoring the facts.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Thomas E. Woods Jr. PhD

Professor Thomas E. Woods Jr. is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, as well as The Church Confronts Modernity: Catholic Intellectuals and the Progressive Era and The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy. He holds four Ivy League degrees, including an AB from Harvard and a PhD from Columbia. He teaches courses in Western civilization, is the associate editor of the Latin Mass magazine, and is a prolific essayist on historical subjects. He lives with his family in Coram, New York. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English