158—City of God vs. City of Man—Timothy Flanders
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It’s time for a big-picture look at Church history! Timothy S. Flanders joins the podcast to discuss his book City of God vs. City of Man: The Battles of the Church from Antiquity to the Present. The book is a synthesis of the approaches of St. Augustine and Christopher Dawson, whom Timothy calls the two greatest Catholic historians.
Themes discussed include:
- The Hebrew (Old Testament) view of history
- The need for alliance between the “strict” and “moderate” parties of Catholic orthodoxy
- Ethnic pluralism in Christendom
- The Grand Coalition of the Status Quo
- The ideology of Roma and its role in the Eastern schism
- The love of money as a key factor in the breakdown of Christendom
City of God vs. City of Man: The Battles of the Church from Antiquity to the Present https://www.amazon.com/City-God-vs-Man-Antiquity/dp/0578317346/
The Meaning of Catholic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaMoKEEA-KKDNgx3icjA36Q
Theme music: “Franciscan Eyes”, written and performed by Thomas Mirus. Download the Catholic Culture Podcast soundtrack.
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