How Christianity Saved Civilization

Ancient Rome’s brutal culture exploited the weak and considered human life expendable.

How Christianity Saved Civilization

Author: Mike Aquilina

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 1622827201

Page: 270

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Ancient Rome’s brutal culture exploited the weak and considered human life expendable. Women were used as property; unwanted children were left on the streets to die. Four centuries later, even ordinary men and women prospered in what had become a vigorous new Christian society – a society that served the vulnerable, exalted women, treasured virtue, and loved peace. Faith had triumphed. Truth was proclaimed. And on this rock-solid foundation, Christian society flourished in the West for the next 1500 years. These eye-opening pages document the many ways in which Christians penetrated and civilized that debased Roman empire, introducing then-radical notions such as the equal dignity of women, respect for life, protection of the weak and vulnerable, and the obligation of rulers to serve those they rule and maximize their freedom. Here you’ll learn about the seven specific areas where any paganism, ancient or modern, is particularly vulnerable. They provide a roadmap for modern Christians to reclaim for the Faith our own neo-pagan modern culture. Facing an overwhelmingly dark and hostile culture, Rome’s early Christians took the steps necessary to transform it. Their struggles and the hard lessons they learned – documented here – afford us hope that, by imitating their example, we may do the same for our culture today.

How Christianity Saved Civilization

Ancient Rome's brutal culture exploited the weak and considered human life expendable.

How Christianity Saved Civilization

Author: Mike Aquilina

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ISBN: 9781622827190

Page: 270

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Originally published under title: Seven revolutions: how Christianity changed the world and can change it again. New York: Image, 2015.

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How The Irish Saved Civilization

In his compelling and entertaining narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Irish monks and scrines copied the mauscripts of both pagan and Christian writers, including Homer and Aristotle, while libraries on the continent were lost ...

How The Irish Saved Civilization

Author: Thomas Cahill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444719750

Page: 256

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Ireland played the central role in maintaining European culture when the dark ages settled on Europe in the fifth century: as Rome was sacked by Visigoths and its empire collapsed, Ireland became 'the isle of saints and scholars' that enabled the classical and religious heritage to be saved. In his compelling and entertaining narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Irish monks and scrines copied the mauscripts of both pagan and Christian writers, including Homer and Aristotle, while libraries on the continent were lost forever. Bringing the past and its characters to life, Cahill captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilisation.

How God Saved Civilization

Inspirational stories from throughout history, illustrating how God has moved in the past & is still working today.

How God Saved Civilization

Author: James Garlow

Publisher: Regal Books

ISBN: 9780830725250

Page: 425

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Inspirational stories from throughout history, illustrating how God has moved in the past & is still working today.

The Early Church 33 313

... rarely used as a symbol in the Church before Constantine became emperor. 9.
See Mike Aquilina and James L. Papandrea, How Christianity Saved Civilization,
and Must Do So Again (Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2018), chap. 8.

The Early Church  33   313

Author: James L. Papandrea

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594717729

Page: 160

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The first three centuries of the Christian faith were a period of missionary zeal, deep thought, and tribulation. In The Early Church (33–313): St. Peter, the Apostles, and Martyrs, Catholic historian and biblical expert James Papandrea dispels what he calls common “mythconceptions” about the early years of Christianity. Tracking the challenges of heresy and persecution throughout the period, Papandrea shines a spotlight on the earliest saints and explores the growth and development of the new Church. The first Apostles spread the message of Jesus Christ and were willing to suffer and die for their faith. The next generations of believers followed their example, producing inspiring martyrs including Polycarp, Justin, Perpetua, and Sebastian, and great thinkers such as Irenaeus, Tertullian, and Eusebius. In The Early Church (33–313), author and historian James Papandrea presents a clear account of the Church’s first three centuries and provides evidence to refute fourteen commonly held beliefs about the Catholic Church. You will learn: No money or power was attached to being a bishop or priest in the early Church. Christian holidays were not adaptations of pagan celebrations. Christians have never believed in an eternal life for souls without bodies. The doctrine of the Trinity was not forced upon the Church by Constantine, but rather was a belief from the beginning of Christianity. With clear explanation and inspiring stories, Papandrea sorts through what we do and don’t know about the early Church and enables Catholics and fellow Christians to make sense of the Church’s beginnings.

The Celtic Way of Evangelism

Describes Celtic Christianity as one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history; shows what the contemporary church can learn.

The Celtic Way of Evangelism

Author: George G. Hunter

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687085853

Page: 144

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Describes Celtic Christianity as one of the most successfully evangelistic branches of the church in history; shows what the contemporary church can learn.

A Week in the Life of Rome

These may sound like they could be compatible with Christian morals, but the
Roman virtues were conceived only with the ... between early Christian morality
and the ethics of the Romans, see my book How Christianity Saved Civilization:
And ...

A Week in the Life of Rome

Author: James L. Papandrea

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830872612

Page: 223

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From the overcrowded apartment buildings of the poor to the halls of the emperors, this gripping tale of ambition, intrigue, and sacrifice is a compelling work of historical fiction that shows us the first-century Roman church as we've never seen it before. Illuminated with images and explanatory sidebars, we are invited into the daily struggles of the church at Rome just a few years before Paul wrote his famous epistle to them.

The Church and the Roman Empire 301 490

... Introduction to the First Christian Teachers The Witness of Early Christian
Women How the Choir Converted the World ... and the Invention of Medicine as
We Know It The Mass of the Early Christians How Christianity Saved Civilization:
And ...

The Church and the Roman Empire  301   490

Author: Mike Aquilina

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594717907

Page: 192

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Suspense, politics, sin, death, sex, and redemption: Not the plot of the latest crime novel, but elements of the true history of the Catholic Church. Larger-than-life saints such as Athanasius of Alexandria, Jerome, Augustine, and political figures such as Emperor Constantine played an important part in the history of the Christianity. In The Church and the Roman Empire (301–490): Constantine, Councils, and the Fall of Rome, popular Catholic author Mike Aquilina gives readers a vivid and engaging account of how Christianity developed and expanded as the Roman Empire declined. In The Church and the Roman Empire (301–490), Mike Aquilina explores the dramatic backstory of the Council of Nicaea and why Christian unity and belief are still expressed by the Nicene Creed. He also sets the record straight about commonly held misconceptions about the Catholic Church. Readers may be surprised to learn: The Edict of Milan didn’t just legalize Christianity; it also established religious tolerance for all faiths for the first time in history. The growth of Christianity inspired a more merciful society: Crucifixion was abolished; the practice of throwing prisoners to wild beasts for entertainment was outlawed; and slave owners were punished for killing their slaves. Controversy between Arians and Catholics may have resulted in building more hospitals and other networks of charitable assistance to the poor. When Rome fell, not many people at the time noticed. Aquilina brings Church history to life in The Church and the Roman Empire, enabling Catholics to more deeply consider the true origins of the creed that unites us, the Bible we read, and the liturgy we celebrate.

James Ussher

... which, before its temporary decline at the hand of the Vikings, had preserved
Christianity—'saved civilization' as one ... hostile groups in a common identity of
faith and fatherland which was firmly rooted in Ireland's glorious Christian past.

James Ussher

Author: Alan Ford

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199274444

Page: 315

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Known today largely for dating the creation of the world to 4004BC, James Ussher (1581-1656) was in fact a key figure in early-modern Britain and Ireland. From helping to give Protestants in Ireland a sense of Irish identity by tracing their roots back to St Patrick, to leading the Church of Ireland as archbishop of Armagh, he played a significant role in the events leading up to the outbreak of the English civil war as an exile in England in the 1640s. Tracing the interconnectionsbetween Ussher's scholarship and his wider religious and political interests, Alan Ford throws new light on a seminal figure in the history of Irish Protestantism.

Christianity On Trial

In "Christianity on Trial," Vincent Carroll and David Shiflett do not shrink from confronting the tragedies that have been perpetrated throughout the ages in the name of Christianity.

Christianity On Trial

Author: Vincent Carroll

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594033153

Page: 204

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In "Christianity on Trial," Vincent Carroll and David Shiflett do not shrink from confronting the tragedies that have been perpetrated throughout the ages in the name of Christianity. But they argue that the current indulgence of anti-Christian rhetoric in our culture not only involves bad taste, but tunnel vision and willful historical illiteracy as well. Carroll and Shiflett dispassionately consider the indictment of Christianity--specifically that it has justified racism and misogyny, encouraged ignorance, and promoted the despoliation of the environment and even justified genocide. Then, in a narrative whose intellectual elegance and verve calls up comparisons to "How the Irish Saved Civilization," they answer these charges, showing how in fact the Christian tradition has not only injected morality into our political order, but softened brutal practices and confining superstitions, created the foundation for intellectual inquiry, and created the compassionate! impulse. "Christianity on Trial" challenges readers of all beliefs--even those with a belief in disbelief itself--to question the anti-religious bigotry that thrives in our intellectual world and to reevaluate the role of Christianity not only as a source of consolation but of enlightenment and human liberation as well.

Brief Christian Histories

They came Christianizing and “culturizing,” if you will. historian Thomas Cahill
contends that “the irish saved civilization.”12 These Celtic monks, with their holy
spirit symbol of the wild goose (see the icon of this section) moving out, suggest ...

Brief Christian Histories

Author: James W. White

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873055

Page: 246

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How do we undergird Christian enthusiasm with Christian substance? Brief Christian Histories combines biblical and ecclesial history in a single volume, taking readers through 4000 years of our religion's history using four themes of interest: WHO has led us? HOW have we been guided ethically? WHAT have been our faith practices and pieties? WHERE have we interacted with culture, and to what effect? Reading any one chapter will give readers a feel for the Christian narrative as a whole. Reading two or more narratives will broaden readers' understanding of where we have come from--all to help understand this big religion of ours, deepen ourselves in it, and keep our faith fresh and moving forward. We move for God's New Order (basileia)--about which Jesus taught, for which he taught us to pray, and into which he invites our enthusiastic, substantive sojourning.

White Coat Tales

The warfare and general turmoil in continental Europe prompted historian
Thomas Cahill to write a book entitled How the Irish Saved Civilization,
describing how Christian monks in Ireland transcribed classical texts that were in
danger ...

White Coat Tales

Author: Robert B. Taylor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387730806

Page: 272

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This collection of intriguing stories offers profound insights into medical history. It highlights what all health professionals should know about the career path they have chosen. Each chapter presents a number of fascinating tales of legendary medical innovators, diseases that changed history, insightful clinical sayings, famous persons and their illnesses, and epic blunders made by physicians and scientists. The book relates the stories in history to what clinicians do in practice today and is ideal reading for physicians, residents, medical students and all clinicians.

A Little Guide to Christian Spirituality

Thomas Cahill's Challenge Not so long ago Thomas Cahill wrote a book entitled
How the Irish Saved Civilization, a captivating tale of how the Christian faith fared
during the first millennium. After its dynamic apostolic launch, Christianity ...

A Little Guide to Christian Spirituality

Author: Glen G. Scorgie

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310540003

Page: 192

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Navigating the contemporary spiritual maze is a challenge. This book will help readers: • Think clearly about Christian spirituality • Understand its basic dynamics, and • Utilize classic and contemporary resources with discernment Join Glen on his sabbatical pilgrimages to Iona Abbey in Scotland, spiritually significant sites in Italy and Turkey, and renewal centers in North America. Listen as he provides brief profiles of memorable people and places from the rich history of Christian spirituality. Consider his rediscovery that Christian spirituality is about living all of life before God in the transforming and empowering presence of his Spirit. This biblically informed book traces the contours of such an encompassing spirituality. It offers a simple yet comprehensive model with three dimensions: • A relational dimension (Christ with us) • A transformational dimension (Christ in us), and • A vocational dimension (Christ through us) It is not meant to replace any of the devotional classics or a single one of the many helpful contemporary treatments of Christian spirituality. It is a companion volume to the rest—a modest-sized but reliable guide to the whole field.

By Grace Alone

Those monastic missionaries reestablished christianity there and saved Western
civilization. read Thomas cahill's delightful book, How the Irish Saved Civilization.
lord Kenneth clark, in Civilisation, said that “the Irish monks saved western ...

By Grace Alone

Author: J. Harold Ellens

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630870811

Page: 174

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These sermons make a strong exegetical and homiletical case, each based upon specific biblical texts, for the central biblical claim for God's radical, unconditional, and universal grace to humankind. They address a variety of themes and texts for Ordinary Time, with the intent of surprising the reader, preacher, or hearer with a fresh and attention-getting perspective on the gospel message. This volume is filled with sermons that deal in every case with profound biblical and theological issues, exegetically grounded in direct interpretation of Scripture texts, and woven together in such a way as to consistently bring to the surface the mainstream of the radical grace theology that is the Word of God throughout both the Hebrew Bible (OT) and the Christian Scriptures (NT). That grace theology mainstream runs from Genesis 3:15 to the last chapter of The Revelation of St. John.

The Christian Century

Bishop Says Japan Can Yet Be Saved + Britons Watch Beginning of the Russian
Campaign with Hope - Anniversary of ... what he means by " reverence for life "
and what he conceives will alone save civilization in the days of crisis ahead .

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How Now Shall We Live

[8] Even as Christians were growing in number, however, they were also working
to transform the culture from within. Another secondcentury ... souls and society.
And when the Roman Empire fell, it was Christians who saved civilization in one
of.

How Now Shall We Live

Author: Charles Colson

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414322421

Page: 592

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2000 Gold Medallion Award winner! Christianity is more than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is also a worldview that not only answers life's basic questions—Where did we come from, and who are we? What has gone wrong with the world? What can we do to fix it?—but also shows us how we should live as a result of those answers. How Now Shall We Live? gives Christians the understanding, the confidence, and the tools to confront the world's bankrupt worldviews and to restore and redeem every aspect of contemporary culture: family, education, ethics, work, law, politics, science, art, music. This book will change every Christian who reads it. It will change the church in the new millennium.

Man s Own Show Civilization

The one supreme fact is that the religion of the Prophet of Nazareth became the
faith of Europe and of the Christian world . ... said thousands of times , that
Christianity “ saved ” Europe or saved civilization , is , to put it bluntly , arrant
nonsense .

Man s Own Show  Civilization

Author: George A. Dorsey

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