The Catholic Church in History

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The Catholic Church in History

Legend and Reality

In an uncompromisingly honest examination, Keith D. Lewis looks at the crusades, the Spanish inquisition, Pope Urban’s battle with Galileo, and other dark periods in the Catholic church's history to dispel denial and bring reconciliation, clarity, and healing.

Under the leadership of visionaries like Pope John Paul II, a new way of comprehending religious history is emerging. Reconciliation and hope come, not from ignoring the truth of the past, but from a close examination of the whole story, including the forgotten facts. From an accurate understanding we glean guidance for our actions today.

 In The Catholic Church in History, Lewis helps us reexamine what really happened in the controversial events of the past, and shows us how the Catholic faith offers tools for addressing mistakes and moving forward. 

9780824523893
Paperback / 192 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
CROSSROAD, 2006