Good book on history of the Church...recommendations?
#11
He's partial to the Novus Ordo, and his politics definitely lean neocon, but I did enjoy Harry Crocker's *Triumph: the Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church.* It came out about ten years ago.
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#12
I highly recommend Warren Carroll's series of books on Church History. I don't think you can beat them!!!

I really liked the volume on "The Cleaving of Christendom" about the protestant revolt.

I used these also for information when I was taking a Church history course for my master's.

I also have read Harry Crocker's book for a one volume but if you really want to dig in, get Warren Carroll's books.

(he founded Christendom College and also you can upload some of his talks through iTunes)
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#13
(08-20-2013, 11:55 AM)anamchara Wrote: He's partial to the Novus Ordo, and his politics definitely lean neocon, but I did enjoy Harry Crocker's *Triumph: the Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church.* It came out about ten years ago.
I agree, this book at the time helped me really understand there is and only can be one church desended from Jesus. And it showed the good the bad and the ugly of the church too!
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#14
(08-19-2013, 09:59 PM)Cetil Wrote: I recommend Henri Daniel Rops books  if you can find them.

This is a great recommendation. I have his book, The Church in the Dark Ages. It is quite a work.
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(08-20-2013, 05:05 PM)St. Pius of Trent Wrote:
(08-19-2013, 09:59 PM)Cetil Wrote: I recommend Henri Daniel Rops books  if you can find them.

This is a great recommendation. I have his book, The Church in the Dark Ages. It is quite a work.

Yes, I loved the part about St. Augustine and how accessible  he was to people, and how he always accounted for any money he spent.
An example for all bishops.

C.
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#16
"The Whore of Babylon: Constantine, Jesuits and Illuminati" by Jack Chick is my personal favorite.
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#17
(08-19-2013, 09:59 PM)Cetil Wrote: I recommend Henri Daniel Rops books  if you can find them. Mostly out of print though I think. He was very Catholic and wasn't afraid to say so.
He made the history come alive, not dry as dust like some. It was a set, "History of the Church of Christ", still some used copies around at reasonable prices: 
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=henri%20daniel%20rops%20history

Some background: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/l...recnum=142

C.

Cetil, you beat me to it! :LOL: Daniel-Rops is excellent!
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#18
My go-to book for Church History is Fr. Laux's book (My copy goes up to the 1930's -- I don't know if it's been updated)

http://www.amazon.com/Church-History-Com...089555349X
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#19
Don't think a series is an option. Leaning Laux. The Crocker book looks good too. Does the novus ordoness or neo-conservatism of the author come out in the book at all?
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(08-21-2013, 01:59 PM)Gidge Wrote: My go-to book for Church History is Fr. Laux's book (My copy goes up to the 1930's -- I don't know if it's been updated)

http://www.amazon.com/Church-History-Com...089555349X

Oh. I would not want to be kept in suspense like that.
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