For 2,000 years, Catholicism—the biggest faith on the planet and within the United States—has formed international historical past on a scale unequaled by way of the other establishment. yet in the past, Catholics drawn to their religion were hard-pressed to discover an obtainable, affirmative, and interesting historical past of the Church.
Triumph is that background. inside of, you will discover the dazzling tale of the Church from Biblical instances and the early days of St. Peter—the first pope—to the twilight years of John Paul II. it's a sweeping drama of Roman legions, nice crusades, epic battles, toppled empires, heroic saints, and enduring religion. And, there are stormy controversies: darkish Age skullduggery, the Inquistition, the Renaissance popes, the Reformation, the Church's refusal to just accept sexual liberation and modern allegations like these made in Hitler's Pope and Papal Sin.
A brawling, colourful heritage choked with inspiring pageantry and lively polemic, Triumph will exhilarate, amuse, and infuriate because it extols the glories of Catholic background and the gripping tales of its maximum males and women.
From the Hardcover edition.