Church Ascending

How the Saints and Sinners Brought About the Triumph of Christianity in the West

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Learn how saints and sinners brought about the triumph of Christianity in the West.

Celebrated author and veteran historian Diane Moczar takes you on a fast-paced and provocative ride through the development of Christian civilization from its emergence within the Roman Empire through its medieval springtime and summer.

Indeed, within five hundred years of Nero’s persecutions of the first disciples, Christian civilization permeated every aspect of European culture with kings and commoners alike paying allegiance to the Catholic Church.

A master storyteller with an entertaining and evocative style, Dr. Moczar introduces you to the celebrated intellectuals and mystics, the magnificent artists and writers, and the greatest heroes and villains who forever changed Christianity and the West.

You’ll also explore the dreadful heresies and sinful practices—both inside the Church and out—that developed cracks that would become great fissures, leading to the bitter autumn that followed a most glorious age.

Most of all, these pages will increase your love of God—who is the source of all truth—through a deeper understanding of Catholic history. And they will renew your confidence that the Church is indeed Christ acting in the world and that no matter how many Neros are sent her way by Satan, she will not be defeated but will endure until the end of time.

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  • Pages: 192
  • Format(s): Sale-priced ppbk, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622822-02-7
  • Product Code: 2027
  • Availability: In Stock
Church History Set bundle

Church History Set

The Church Ascending takes you on a fast-paced and provocative ride through the development of Christian civilization from its emergence within the Roman Empire through its medieval springtime and summer. The Church Under Attack is an unabashedly Catholic history that documents scores assaults made on our Catholic Faith these past five centuries and delineates our Church’s brave response to each one.

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I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am a new convert to the Catholic Church and this book has made the history so easy to read and understand. I'm sure later I will want things deeper in theology but for now this is great! Thank you Charlie and Sophia Press for this book club. This was my first book and I'm sure I will get many more fabulous books to come to help me understand my new faith further!
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