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By Thomas E. Woods

Ask a person this present day the place Western Civilization originated, and she or he may well say Greece or Rome. yet what's the final resource of Western Civilization? Bestselling writer and professor Thomas E. Woods, Jr. offers the lengthy ignored resolution: the Catholic Church. within the new paperback variation of his critically-acclaimed booklet, How the Catholic Church outfitted Western Civilization, Woods is going a long way past the prevalent story of clergymen copying manuscripts and maintaining the knowledge of classical antiquity. presents akin to glossy technological know-how, free-market economics, artwork, track, and the belief of human rights come from the Catholic Church, explains Woods. In How the Catholic Church outfitted Western Civilization, you’ll learn:
  • Why glossy technology used to be born within the Catholic Church
  • How Catholic monks built the assumption of free-market economics years sooner than Adam Smith
  • How the Catholic Church invented the university
  • Why what you recognize concerning the Galileo affair is wrong
  • How Western legislations grew out of Church canon law
  • How the Church humanized the West via insisting at the sacredness of all human life

No establishment has performed extra to form Western civilization than the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Church—and in ways in which many folks have forgotten or by no means recognized. How the Catholic Church outfitted Western Civilization is vital studying for convalescing this misplaced truth.

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