The Irony of Modern Catholic History by George Weigel audiobook

The Irony of Modern Catholic History: How the Church Rediscovered Itself and Challenged the Modern World to Reform

By George Weigel
Read by Rick Adamson

Basic Books 9780465094349

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    ISBN: 9781549101151

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    ISBN: 9781549101137

Runtime: 9.99 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A powerful new interpretation of Catholicism's dramatic encounter with modernity, by one of America's leading intellectuals


Throughout much of the nineteenth century, both secular and Catholic leaders assumed that the Church and the modern world were locked in a battle to the death. The triumph of modernity would not only finish the Church as a consequential player in world history; it would also lead to the death of religious conviction. But today, the Catholic Church is far more vital and consequential than it was 150 years ago. Ironically, in confronting modernity, the Catholic Church rediscovered its evangelical essence. In the process, Catholicism developed intellectual tools capable of rescuing the imperiled modern project.


A richly rendered, deeply learned, and powerfully argued account of two centuries of profound change in the church and the world, The Irony of Modern Catholic History reveals how Catholicism offers twenty-first century essential truths for our survival and flourishing.

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“Deeply learned and crisply written.” Sohrab Ahmari, author of From Fire, By Water

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Author Bio: George Weigel

Author Bio: George Weigel

George Weigel is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Catholic Church and the author of over a dozen books, including the international bestseller Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II. He is a senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, and a consultant on Vatican affairs for NBC News. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 9.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English