Rebuilding Catholic Culture

How the Catechism Can Shape Our Common Life

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Rarely does a book come along that so succinctly explains the decline of modern culture, articulates a defense of the Church's teachings, and offers a hope-filled path for building a civilization grounded in Catholic truth.

In these pages, Dr. Ryan Topping does all three, pulling back the curtain on the false philosophies of the secularists and showing that in the West today the most formidable threat to freedom is not failing economies or Islam, but secularism. Our best defense, he claims, is a vibrant Catholic culture, and our best hope for creating it lies in the principles found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

This book takes you on a masterful journey through the relevant portions of the Catechism, distilling sophisticated theological concepts into words that are simple, clear, and direct, while unpacking its core teachings on faith and morals that nurture true civilizations.

In Rebuilding Catholic Culture, you'll also discover sensible ways to begin restoring Catholic culture — right now — in your own life and family, and in our larger communities as well: in the theater, the classroom, in our hospitals, and even in the public square.

This profoundly accessible book will renew your confidence in the world-transforming character of our Creed and in the potency of our Faith to shape and redefine the culture of the West.

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"This book deserves to take its place among the Catholic classics."

Fr. Aidan Nichols, O.P.
Prior of Blackfriars, Cambridge
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"This extraordinary book should be read by every Catholic parent, pastor, educator, politician - in fact, everyone."

Michael O'Brien
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"This profound work of scholarship is a delight to read. It is shot through with gentle humor, and has a Chestertonian sense of paradox and irony. His exposition of the liturgy is particularly powerful."

Fr. John Saward
Oxford University, and author of Sweet and Blessed Country
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"Ryan Topping wields the Catechism as a weapon of wisdom with which he demolishes the nonsense of the worldly philosophies and the sophistries they espouse."

Joseph Pearce
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"Rebuilding Catholic Culture is a lively and readable work of apologetics. Topping combines a breadth of scope with an elegance of style, producing dozens of memorable insights and epigrammatic sentences."

Phil Lawler
CatholicCulture.Org
  • Pages: 304
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-933184-94-4
  • Product Code: 4944
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Inspiring, practical, and beautifully written. Author Ryan Topping teaches readers that our faith is not only a personal relationship with the Lord, but a way of life that impacts everything. This book is a treasure.
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This is a good book on the history of Catholic Culture. If you enjoy academic reading, this is a good choice. It contains a lot of good information, wisdom and insight.
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Not only are Topping's arguments well-formed and prescient, but his prose is truly a delight to read.
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This book lives up to all the recommendations and more. Mr Topping has incredible insight. Our Catholic faith is being bombarded from the secular world in every direction. I highly recommend this to everyone who seeks the truth.
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Enchanting and Entertaining
This book whets the appetite for more. With refreshing clarity, the writer both entertains with wit and enchants with visions of beauty and truth. Through art, poetry and literature, Dr. Topping shows the breadth of Catholic culture and gives hope for its renewal. This is one of the most helpful books I have read for uncovering tacit assumptions of our times, tracing their historical roots, and offering hope. Topping has a special ability to pin abstract ideas in concrete examples, making it down to earth, while at the same time pointing to heaven. A joy to read.
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