Review: How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization


Dr. Woods has provided a great service not only to the Church, but also to students of western civilization, reminding people that the Church was heavily involved in creating civilization out of a Europe devastated by the barbarian invasions. Woods carefully documents his refutation of the detractors of the Church by providing an extensive bibliography and references for his work.

Woods’s informative book is highly recommended for those studying Western Civilization, for Catholics who want to know more about what the Church has done for civilization, and it is especially recommended to those who are tired of the Church being denigrated and dismissed as irrelevant. The book is a great pleasure to read!

Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr. holds an A.B. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Columbia. His other books are; The Church and the Market (2005), The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History (2004), and The Church Confronts Modernity (2004). He also has edited The Political Writings of Rufus Choate (2003) and a new edition of Orestes Brownson’s The American Republic (2003).

Br. Benet Exton, O.S.B., writes from St. Gregory’s University, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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