The Building of Christendom

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Christendom College Press, 1987 - History - 616 pages
The second of a projected six volumes, this carries the story of the building of a Christian civilization in Europe from the conversion of Roman Emperor Constantine in the fourth century to the end of the First Crusade. Christ and His Church remain at the center of the story and the key to judging the significance and character of the events described. However, this is more than a history of the Church; it is a political and religious history of Christendom as shaped by the Church - by lay men and women as well as Popes, bishops, priests, monks and nuns - during eight dramatic centuries when Rome fell, Muslims and barbarians attacked Christian Europe, and a new civilization was born.

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One of Carroll's shorter books, probably because there's only so much one can say about this era. Such as there is, he says, though; this is vastly superior to Durant's cursory treatment in _The Age ... Read full review


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Warren Carroll (1932–2011) was founder of Christendom College, serving as president from 1977–85, and as chairman of the Department of History from 1985–2002. Carroll earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Columbia Uni­versity. The author of numerous books, he has won a well-deserved reputation as one of the foremost Catholic historians of our time.

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