The Great Heresies

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Ignatius Press, Jun 19, 2017 - Religion - 196 pages
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In this new edition of a classic work, the great Catholic apologist and historian Hilaire Belloc examines the five most destructive heretical movements in Christianity: Arianism, Mohammedanism (Islam), Albigensianism, Protestantism, and Modernism. Belloc describes how these movements began, how they spread, and how they have continued to influence the world. He accurately predicts the re-emergence of militant Islam and its violent aggression against Western civilization.

When we hear the word "heresies", we tend to think of distant centuries filled with religious quarrels that seemed important at the time but are no longer relevant. Belloc shows that the heresies of olden times are still with us, sometimes under different names and guises, and that they still shape our world.


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After nearly 100 years, this book is still relevant, particularly the sections on Islam and the Modern world. Christianity is under attack from outside and inside (by notional Christians). How it is ... Read full review

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Foreword by Karl Keating
The Arian Heresy
The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed
The Albigensian Attack
What Was the Reformation?
The Modern Phase

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Hilaire Belloc was one of the most important and versatile authors of the 20th century. A social commentator and a master of finely crafted prose, he wrote numerous books on social, historical and theological topics. His books include The Path to Rome; The Battleground: Syria and Palestine, the Seed Plot of Religion; and many more.

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