Catholic Church is the longest-enduring institution in the world.
Beginning with the first Christians and continuing in our present
day, the Church has been planted in every nation on earth.
Catholic Church claims Jesus Christ himself as her founder, and in
spite of heresy from within and hostility from without, she remains
in the twenty-first century the steadfast guardian of belief in his
life, death, and resurrection. The teachings and redemptive works of
Jesus as told in the Gospels are expressed by the Church in a
coherent and consistent body of doctrine, the likes of which cannot
be found in any other Christian body.
history of the Catholic Church is long, complicated, and fascinating,
and in this book it is expertly and ably told by historian James
Hitchcock. As in the parable of Christ about the weeds that were sown
in a field of wheat, evil and good have grown together in the Church
from the start, as Hitchcock honestly records. He brings before us
the many characters-some noble, some notorious-who have left an
indelible mark on the Church, while never losing sight of the saints,
who have given living testimony to the salvific power of Christ in
ambitious work is comprehensive in its scope and in incisive in its
understanding, a valuable addition to any school or home library.
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