Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church

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Crown/Archetype, Feb 25, 2009 - Religion - 512 pages
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For 2,000 years, Catholicism—the largest religion in the world and in the United States—has shaped global history on a scale unequaled by any other institution. But until now, Catholics interested in their faith have been hard-pressed to find an accessible, affirmative, and exciting history of the Church.
Triumph is that history. Inside, you'll discover the spectacular story of the Church from Biblical times and the early days of St. Peter—the first pope—to the twilight years of John Paul II. It is a sweeping drama of Roman legions, great crusades, epic battles, toppled empires, heroic saints, and enduring faith. And, there are stormy controversies: Dark Age skullduggery, the Inquistition, the Renaissance popes, the Reformation, the Church's refusal to accept sexual liberation and contemporary allegations like those made in Hitler's Pope and Papal Sin.
A brawling, colorful history full of inspiring pageantry and spirited polemic, Triumph will exhilarate, amuse, and infuriate as it extols the glories of Catholic history and the gripping stories of its greatest men and women.


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User Review  - oldman - LibraryThing

Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church by H.W. Crocker III is a history of the Roma Catholic Church from its beginnings in the Holy Land to Roman and all the 2000 years between. Years ... Read full review

Amazingly easy to read

User Review  - Tazy - Borders

I found this book very interesting. I learned things I didn't know about the Church and the Crusades. For a history type book, it was amazingly easy to read; not dry or boring. I recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the Church and its history. Read full review

Contents

Under the Roman Imperium ll
20
The War for the Empire
63
A New Barbarian World Order
81
The Restoration of Catholic Europe
101
The Risennd Near Fall of Christendom
117
IO Crusaders in the West
153
I4 Turks and Protestants 231
131
Revival and the Syllabus of Errors
349
The Century of Martyrs 377
377
Notes 429
427
Select Critical Bibliography
455
Index
473
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H. W. Crocker III, a longtime student of Robert E. Lee, is the executive editor of Regnery Publishing, Inc., consulting editor for Eagle Book Clubs, and former speechwriter for the governor of California. He serves on the board of the Southern Military Institute, writes a column on Civil War books for Southern Partisan magazine, and has written on military history for National Review, American Spectator, and other publications. He lives in northern Virginia.


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