Tuesday, March 31
Shadow

Tag: Catholicism

Catholicism and its critics history today

Catholicism and its critics history today

Main History
Tom Holland's amazing new book argues that although we might think we live in an irreligious culture, almost everything in the West is actually a legacy of Christianity. "Dreaming of a world that has been changed by a reformation, an enlightenment, or a revolution is nothing exclusively modern," he writes. "It's much more about how medieval visionaries dreamed: like a Christian." Holland started his career in history as a classic, but the more he understood the pagan world and its "extremes of calluses", the better Christianity looked. In fact, this book often reads like a European's journey to self-discovery. The Romans believed that strength was good, moral, and encouraging: violence and rape were facts of life. However, early Christians wors...