Catholic Culture Dedication
Catholic Culture Dedication

158—City of God vs. City of Man—Timothy Flanders

By Catholic Culture Podcast ( bio - articles - email ) | Apr 20, 2023 | In The Catholic Culture Podcast

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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

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