The Church and the University

[Continuing prepping for next school year by doing a chapter by chapter summary of Thomas E. Woods’s How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization.] Chapter 4: The Church and the University Intro Woods begins the chapter by telling the reader that the Middle Ages was not an age of “ignorance, superstition, and intellectual repression” (47).  Instead, … Read more

How the Monks Saved Civilization

[Continuing prepping for next school year by doing a chapter by chapter summary of Thomas E. Woods’s How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization.] Summary of Chapter 3 “How Monks Saved Civilization” Woods writes that the “history of monks” can be summarized in “Christ’s words: ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and all these … Read more

A Light in the Darkness

[I am doing brief Summaries of “How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization” by Thomas  E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D.   There isn’t much to the first chapter, so I am starting with Chapter two.] How the Catholic Church built Western Civilization Chapter 2 Summary “A light in the Darkness” The author begins this chapter explicitly stating that … Read more