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Title: The Great Heresies

Author: Hilaire Belloc

Date March 14, 2020

Day: Saturday

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM



In this new edition of a classic work, the great Catholic apologist and historian Hilaire Belloc examines the five most destructive heretical movements in Christianity: Arianism, Mohammedanism (Islam), Albigensianism, Protestantism, and Modernism. Belloc describes how these movements began, how they spread, and how they have continued to influence the world. He accurately predicts the re-emergence of militant Islam and its violent aggression against Western civilization.

When we hear the word "heresies", we tend to think of distant centuries filled with religious quarrels that seemed important at the time but are no longer relevant. Belloc shows that the heresies of olden times are still with us, sometimes under different names and guises, and that they still shape our world.


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About the Author

Hilaire Belloc was one of the most important and versatile Catholic writers of the twentieth century. A social commentator and a master of finely crafted prose, he wrote numerous books on social, historical and theological topics. His books include The Path to RomeThe Battleground: Syria and Palestine, the Seed Plot of Religion; and Characters of the Reformation.

Karl Keating is the founder of Catholic Answers. He is a well-known Catholic speaker and apologist, and is the best-selling author of several books, including Catholicism andFundamentalismWhat Catholics Really Believe, and Controversies: High-Level Catholic Apologetics.

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By Hilaire Belloc, Karl Keating (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781621641384
Published: Ignatius Press - July 15th, 2017


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