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The Resource How the Catholic Church built Western civilization, Thomas E. Woods, Jr

How the Catholic Church built Western civilization, Thomas E. Woods, Jr

Label
How the Catholic Church built Western civilization
Title
How the Catholic Church built Western civilization
Statement of responsibility
Thomas E. Woods, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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? Author Woods maintains: the Catholic Church. In this book, 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; and how the Church humanized the West by insisting on the sacredness of all human life.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
FX8
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woods, Thomas E
Dewey number
282/.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1795.C85
LC item number
W66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Civilization, Western
  • Christianity and culture
Label
How the Catholic Church built Western civilization, Thomas E. Woods, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-267) and index
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
Control code
ocn811051944
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xvi 284 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596983281
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1478766
  • (OCoLC)811051944
Label
How the Catholic Church built Western civilization, Thomas E. Woods, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-267) and index
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
Control code
ocn811051944
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xvi 284 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596983281
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1478766
  • (OCoLC)811051944

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