How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

Written by:
Thomas E. Woods
Narrated by:
Barrett Whitener

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2005
7 hours 0 minutes
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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Robert Gruber

Just bought this book and find it engrossing. It gives me a whole new thinking about the Catholic Church.

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Glenn stojanovic

Man, this has really given me a better perspective and understanding of my Catholic roots. I've left the religion and kind of became a spiritual/non-denominational Christian. However, I never forgot what I've experienced growing up in the Catholic educational environment. Now that I'm enrolled in a Jesuit university, I've learned more about St. Ignatius. I've recently been questioning of whether I made a mistake leaving the Catholic religion or not. This book made me feel alot better about what's been going on, and it is really an honest book. It does acknowledge the backsliding and downfalls of the Catholic Church, but it also revives its meaning and more importantly, how it "built Western Civilization." Excellent book. I have alot of respect for the author and narrator. The author must have went through so much to get all the information that is included in here.

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