Take a vivid crash course through Christian history unlike any you've taken, populated by intriguing figures and incredible events. In her brisk, conversational style, Dr. Diane Moczar paints a poignant and fascinating picture of the key periods in the Church's infancy with an eye toward parallels to today's current events.
Dr. Moczar takes you to Nero's garden party, where the torches lighting the road were Christians set aflame. She describes how Plato's ideals influenced Church thought. She introduces you to the heroes and villains who forever changed Christianity.
Along the way, Dr. Moczar poses challenging questions: How would we react if faced with persecution like the early followers ... or like those in China and the Sudan today? How do medicine, law, and other modern-day professions call for decisions that could endanger our faith?
Dr. Moczar condenses extensive research and expertise into a provocative and entertaining read that is enhanced by additional resources for the curious student who wants to know more. What Every Catholic Wants to Know: Catholic History takes you to the core of Catholic history and then launches you back to the present to consider our own place on Church history.