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Seven Lies about Catholic History

Publisher:
, 2012

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Overview

The world hates the Church that Jesus founded, just as he said it would (John 15:18). It reviles her doctrines, mocks her moral teachings and invents lies about her history. In every age, but especially in our modern day, historians and political powers have distorted the facts about her past (or just made up novel falsehoods from scratch) to make the Church, and the civilization it fostered, seem corrupt, backward, or simply evil.

In Seven Lies about Catholic History, Diane Moczar tackles the most infamous and prevalent historical myths about the Church—popular legends that you encounter everywhere from textbooks to TV—and reveals the real truth behind them. She explains how they got started and why they’re still around, and best of all, she gives you the facts and the arguments you need to set the record straight.

Written in a brisk style that’s fun and easy to read, Seven Lies about Catholic History provides the lessons that every Catholic needs in order to defend and explain, not just apologize, for the Church’s rich and complex history.

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Key Features

  • Examines seven common lies about Catholic history
  • Provides historical facts to defend the Catholic Church
  • Analyzes underlying philosophies
  • Includes suggestions for further study

Contents

  • The Dark, Dark Ages
  • The Catholic Church, Enemy of Progress
  • A Crusade against the Truth
  • The Sinister Inquisition
  • Science on Trial: The Catholic Church v. Galileo
  • A Church Corrupted to the Core
  • A Black and Expedient Legend
  • And There Are More . . .

Product Details

  • Title: Seven Lies about Catholic History
  • Author: Diane Moczar
  • Publisher: St. Benedict Press
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 195

Diane Moczar did graduate work in history at the University of Paris, Columbia University, Catholic University, and George Mason University. She has taught history for many years at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, and is the author of numerous articles on many subjects as well as several books on Catholic history.

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    James Battle

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    Dave Crosby

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  5. Glenn Crouch

    Glenn Crouch

    8/28/2013

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    I was quite eager to read this book - and I will point out that I am a Lutheran and have a very strong interest in Church History. Sadly, the Preface basically indicated that this book was for the Catholic faithful - which I thought was a shame. Good apologetical material should be aimed not just at those that agree with you but those that are opposed - not to mention those somewhere on the spectrum between the two extremes. However, I engage in lots of discussions with people about Church History, and I try do a fair bit to ensure "accurate" history for the Catholic Church. And let's not forget that prior to the Reformation, the Church History being talked about is the heritage of all Christian Churches - which is another thing I think the Author overlooks. Now it seems that it would shock the Author that I, as a Lutheran, would agree with about 80% or more of her arguments, and have made many of them myself. I was hoping that this book would give me a swag of good arguments and references - rather I found many of the arguments very emotive and "hearsay" - by the latter I mean the Author criticises a "common lie" and does this by telling us (often with lots of emotive description) what "really happened". There are no footnotes, there are no arguments, there is no wrestling with History to discover the Church - we are "condemned" for accepting the lies that others have said, and we should accept what the Author says is the truth. Now remember I agree with most of her premises and agree with how History is often portrayed incorrectly. One of the things I try to fight hard against is all the "Catholic Church Conspiracy Theories", but sadly this books seems to want to answer this by using "Protestant Church Conspiracy Theories", to answer "name calling" with "name calling". I appreciate that the Author is passionate about this, but I think that she needs to realise that some who disagree with here are sincere and not malevolent. We are all sinners and we all make mistakes, even our "heroes" have flaws (except for our Lord and Saviour). The References at the back of the book do "save" the book for me, and yes I would still recommend it to some. However, those who I think most need to read a book that covers topics that this book covers would be too easily "put off" reading it.
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