The Cleaving of Christendom: A History of Christendom, volume 4
By Warren H. Carroll
The Cleaving of Christendom, from 1517-1661, is the fourth volume in “The History of Christendom” series. This series is the only in-print, comprehensive narration of Western history written from an orthodox Catholic perspective. How would a historical narrative read if the author began with the first principles that truth exists and the Incarnation happened?
This volume is primarily concerned with the split in Christendom created by the Protestant revolt of Martin Luther and his followers, and consequently is entitled The Cleaving of Christendom. It covers in detail the years between the emergence of Luther as a major figure and the beginning of the personal reign of Louis XIV in France in 1661, with separate discussions of the missionary efforts and accomplishments of the Church in America and the Orient during these years. It explores in depth how the great divisions of Christendom came about.
About the author:
Warren H. Carroll, who held a PhD in History from Columbia University, was active in the battle against communism for nearly forty years. Recognized as a leading Catholic historian, Warren Carroll was the founder and first president of Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.
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After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We completed the “Chapter House” in 2023 to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
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