Item description for Christ the King-Lord of History: A Catholic World History from Ancient to Modern Times by Anne W. Carroll...
Overview Can be used as a 2 year course: 9tha dn 10th grades. A fast-paced, highly readable, fascinating Catholic world history for high school and adult reading where the Church is shown as the central figure of all history, which it is. From ancient times to Pope John Paul II. Flows and flows, with one interesting episode and one captivating historical personage after another of our glorious history! Dont miss it!
Publishers Description Here is a fast paced, highly readable and interesting Catholic world history. It clearly illustrates that Christ is the central figure in all of history. Unabashedly proud of our brilliant Catholic heritage, Dr Carroll examines all historical developments from the point of view of the Church and the enhancement or decline of the influence of the Church upon the historical scene. Whereas most secular histories written today give but a grudging acknowledgment to the role of the Catholic Church in forming Western and therefore modern civilization, this book makes the role of Christ and the contribution of His Church unquestionable. A great book for students, parents, history buffs and educators.
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Studio: TAN Books and Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.03" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.97" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1994
Publisher T A N Books & Publishers
ISBN 0895555034 ISBN13 9780895555038
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More About Anne W. Carroll
Belinda T. Mooney is a homeschooling mother of six and author. She is also an experienced college instructor, holding an M.S.W. in social work from Louisiana State University. Mrs. Mooney put aside her career, however, to devote her time to homeschooling and homemaking. In her own words, "Without a doubt, it\'s the best decision I ever made in my life." She wrote the Christ and the Americas Workbook as a longtime fan of TAN to help students appreciate our fine Catholic heritage. She currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband and six children.
Anne W. Carroll founded and currently directs Seton School in Manassas, Virginia. Since 1975, she has worked on developing and teaching an authentic Catholic curriculum for high school juniors and seniors. She holds an M.A. in English and also possesses a fondness for history. Mrs. Carroll is the author of Christ the King Lord of History and Christ and the Americas. She currently resides in Virginia with Dr. Warren H. Carroll, founder of Christendom College and noteworthy historian.
Reviews - What do customers think about Christ the King-Lord of History: A Catholic World History from Ancient to Modern Times?
disgusting Apr 3, 2008
this book is so ridiculously bias that it even made me at one stage laugh anne w carol instead of writing how things really were writes wot she thinks would make the catholics look good in every aspect.she focuses too much on silly unimportant observations and does not give the plain facts unlees she has altered them first to make them suite the message she tries to get across wich is catholics all throughout history are perfect and anyone who is not is evil .Her figures of deaths in the tudor times are amazinly inacurate she claims mary tudor had 102 peaple executed Elizabeth to have killed 800 and henry 600 i suggest that unlees you find it in a rubbish bin it is not even worth ridiculing
Heads in the sand Feb 12, 2008
What are people that like this book smoking?
history is so clear, yet it seems so many people only read what they want, dont have cable, and just plod along to what there parents and family has done so I guess it must be the right thing to do
Why was "I" the one that after being raised catholic, as an adult simple said, I am going to search out all things for myself and see what else is going on? yet my dozens of cousins and uncles and aunts and still stick in "same mode".
None of them ever read the bible, but they all have one sitting somewhere in the living room, like its supposed to ward off evil spirits or look cool for anyone that comes over, "say this person beleives in God". ( all this I thought as a boy growing up, although nobody insulted the Pope to me as a kid if they did I probably would of "gone off" on them! Hey! We have a big book about God and he is Gods main man! haha )
I have found this also true with every single catholic I know, and this is all colors and economics, from dumb as a hamer to smart as a whip.
maybe I would be the same if I lived 100 years ago? 500 years ago? 1000 years ago? I dont know, just being honest.
but come on, we have so much around us to read watch and learn, and also the freedom to do it!
I dont feel like I am anybody more special than the average joe, not smarter or dumber than the normal person.
I just dont get it
All I can finish by saying is, I am SO glad I never lived at any other time in history! I dont know what the future holds, who does, but by far and away living at anytime in the past, pick a century and tell me I can go back to live in it? never, never ever ever never ever. not one.
Lord I am thankful
What did Jesus do in History? Feb 9, 2008
"Christ the King,Lord of History" has a few positive aspects (it's the seminal text for many Catholic homeschoolers). It doesn't secularize history. It acknowledges the Catholic contribution to world history. It doesn't have the political correctness of public school history textbooks- but,like them,it is biased,and the bias leads inevitably to inaccuracies.
"Christ the King,Lord of History" sanitizes and sugar-coats abuses Catholics have engaged in throughout history. Carroll rationalizes the restrictions placed on Jews after Christianity was made the official religion of the Roman Empire. According to her reasoning, Jews' freedom of movement (esp. during Holy Week&Easter)&freedom of religion presented a tremendous danger to Christians. Jewish men HAD to wear special clothing to protect the virtue of Christian women. Carroll rationalizes the oppression of the Roma (Gypsies),saying they basically deserved it,since they're thieves and kidnappers anyhow. So,when Carroll condemns the second-class citizen treatment of Jews in Islamic countries,it's a case of the pot calling the kettle black. She rationalizes the oppression of heretics and non-Catholics,saying it was to protect the Faith. In her view,it's okay to execute heretics,because it's all about saving souls. So much for an open mind... If her faith is so strong,why does she think it was great that people who think differently were once killed for their ideas? It sounds like Orwellian thoughtcrimes to me.
"Christ the King,Lord of History" gets outrageous when Carroll condemns Martin Luther King,Jr and Nelson Mandela. Carroll views the movement for de-segregation as a vast Communist conspiracy to cause chaos in the US and the battle against apartheid as a Communist conspiracy to destroy South Africa. Yet Carroll has the audacity to say racism is wrong. Huh? Never mind Martin Luther King praised natural law&was a Christian minister.
When it comes to WWII,Carroll praises Spanish dictator Francisco Franco as a great Catholic. Never mind the fact he was a fascist,and that non-Catholics/non-Christians couldn't engage in public worship (sounds a lot like Saudi Arabia,where non-Muslims can't worship publicly)
"Christ the King,Lord of History" is a meta-narrative,full of propaganda. It sugarcoats and sanitized oppression,further promoting the view that history is written by the winners&those who have the power. Carroll's ideology can be summed up as- might makes right,and power is everything. In a sense,her book reads like a mirror-image of Marxist histories,and just as accurate (NOT!) as the history textbooks in the former Soviet Union. Carroll's ideal world is reminiscent of "1984" (she does praise Joe McCarthy's red-baiting),except it's Big Church,not Big Brother. What's tragic is that this book would further fuel anti-Catholicism&give militant atheists like Philip Pullman more reasons for what they believe. Her worship of power is insulting to Jesus,who embraced the Cross&taught love for all. What would Jesus do? He wouldn't oppress.
Good History Book Jan 17, 2008
I just want to let everyone know that this is a great history book. I'm 18 years old and used this book as part of my curriculum. The book is very interesting and gives you more insight of everything that public schools don't teach you. The people in the Catholic Church has made many mistakes, but the Church itself is not to blame. This book doesn't sugar-coat every single thing because it's Catholic-based, but it shows the mistakes of Catholics also and of how they learned by their mistakes. Just because the author is Catholic doesn't mean all the Catholics in the book are perfect. No one is perfect, everyone is human. History is about learning from others and of how others try to make up for it. When someone burns a cake, someone else is there to make up for the burnt cake. The burnt cake doesn't mean that the art of baking is all wrong. The same with the Church. Read the book and you'll see what I'm talking about. Enjoy and let history take a hold on your mind. God bless ya!
Excellent Book! Reveals what school texts don't. Jan 5, 2006
This was truely an amazing book. When I went to high school I was forced to learn how evil the Catholic Crusades were, and how grusome the Inquisition was, but this book puts a whole new light on it! This woman really did her research. She's not someone who'd just put her own Catholic twist on things. Anne Carroll founded Seton School in VA, and Christendom College, and has spent 20 years teaching and has an M.A! I usually found history incredibly boring, but Anne Carroll livens it up greatly. Not just focusing on American History,(How many times can we hear about Washington Crossing the Deleware?) she covers from roughly 3000 BC, to the end of WWII. While in school, we'd breeze by the Middle Ages within a month and focus on things I've already heard about, but Anne goes further into detail with the Kings and Queens of those times. And instead of just listing a bunch of boring facts, she tells humorous stories about most of the people she introduces. But she doesn't sugar-coat everything. While putting a Catholic viewpoint on it, she doesn't deny that Catholics made mistakes in the Crusades, but she informs us as to exactly what they DID do, instead of getting the blown out of proportion explanations we sometimes get. In conclusion, Anne made History what it should be, FUN! (and true. We sometimes have anti-catholic bias history books that distort the truth. I'm not saying all are like that, but I've seen some. So if you're a die-hard Catholic, have a good read!) Half of learning is enjoying what's being taught. It really is a worthwhile book!