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Prof. Thomas Wood – The Catholic Church: Builder of Civilization

In 15 Audio on 2012/02/09 at 9:11 AM

The Catholic Church: Builder of Civilization

Host – Prof. Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Hosted by Prof. Thomas E. Woods, Jr., this series exposes the fact that contrary to the conventional wisdom, the Catholic Church has been responsible for the vast bulk of what we treasure in Western civilization: science, the university system, Western moral principles, law (domestic and international), economic thought, and much else besides.

Please click on this link to access these programs: :  http://www.ewtn.com/vondemand/audio/seriessearchprog.asp?seriesID=7129&T1=Wood

This series is a superb presentation of the historical situation at various times. I found Professor Thomas Woods to be an outstanding historian. You will not regret the time it takes to listen to this whole series entitled The Catholic Church: Builder of Civilization

Hosted by Prof. Thomas E. Woods, Jr., this series exposes the fact that contrary to the conventional wisdom, the Catholic Church has been responsible for the vast bulk of what we treasure in Western civilization: science, the university system, Western moral principles, law (domestic and international), economic thought, and much else besides.

1.Introduction: Debunking myths about the Catholic Church and its impact on Western Civilization.

2.The Church and Science:The scientific world owes much of its discoveries to knowledgeable Catholic monks and priests.

3.Priests as Scientific Pioneers: The leading pioneers of astronomy, geology and seismology were Catholic priests.

4.The Galileo Files: Reading between the lines of the Galileo case.

5.The University System: The Catholic Church has long been the protector of knowledge and learning.

6.Does God Exist? Church scholars propose the existence of God through arguments of reason and rationalism.

7.The Monks: The monks were the protectors of learning and knowledge during the barbarian invasions and the Middle Ages.

8.Catholic Charity: Even anti-Catholic commentators have marveled at the selflessness acts of charity administered by Catholics.

9.Western Morality: Western standards of morality have been decisively shaped by the Catholic Church.

10.The Concepts of Rights and Law: Modern Western legal systems are a secular residue of religious attitudes historically found in the liturgy, rituals and doctrines of the Catholic Church.

11.The Origins of International Law: The circumstances arriving from the discovery of the New World gave impetus for theologians to study the general principles of rights and treatment of peoples that developed into a basis for international law.

12.The Anti-Catholic Atrocities That History Forgot: Catholics throughout history have suffered for their faith, sometimes those instances, at the least, are not talked about much, others, at worst, are forgotten all together, like the drownings at Nantes or the Cristero War.

13.Series Recap: The foundational building blocks of Western civilization were laid by the Catholic Church.

Click here to access the programs:  http://www.ewtn.com/vondemand/audio/seriessearchprog.asp?seriesID=7129&T1=Wood

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