The Great Heresies

  • by Hilaire Belloc
  • Narrated by RJ Bayley
  • 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hilaire Belloc examines the five most destructive heretical movements to have affected Christian civilization: Arianism, Mohammedanism (Islam), Albigensianism (Cathar), the Reformation (Protestant), and the modern phase. Belloc describes how these movements began, how they spread, and how they continued to influence the world up until the time of his writing (1936). The chapter on Islam is especially relevant today; in it Belloc accurately predicts the renewal of jihadist aggression towards western civilization.

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An important angle at which to view western history

Mr. Belloc shows his mastery of history showing a much neglected view of history, that is to say, the catholic view. Without an understanding of this world view, one cannot pretend to understand the history of western thought.
Although fairly dated Belloc's assumptions stand the test of time and remain eerily prophetic.
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- I. Clagett

So prescient about now and clear about then

The last sections on modern circumstances is amazingly spot on for today despite the number of decades since its writing. The review of historical heresies iis excellent also.
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- St. Joe's amigo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-07-2016
  • Publisher: Cavalier Books