Thursday, August 6, 2009
Interesting look at history
Thomas Woods has written a very thought provoking look at the Catholic Church's many contributions to Western Civilization and laid to rest many popular misconceptions about science, art, law and the foundations of Western civilization as we know it today.
I learned a great deal about how the Church founded the modern university, patronized astronomy and mathematics and even how monasteries helped create modern agriculture.
For a Catholic convert like myself, it is a fascinating read in how the Church, far from being a close minded group of zealots so OFTEN portrayed by the modern liberal media, was, and is in fact, one of the most open minded and reason based faiths in history.
I particularly recommend this book for any Catholic homeschoolers.