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Bearing False Witness

Bearing False Witness

Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History

by Rodney Stark

A compelling and sobering account of how egotism and ideology often work together to give us a false truth. 

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Rodney Stark, one of the most highly regarded sociologists of religion, argues that some of our most firmly held ideas about history, ideas that paint the Catholic Church in the least positive light are, in fact, fiction.

Author Q&A: Rodney Stark

Author Q&A: Rodney Stark

The fallout from these anti-Catholic myths has been extensive and damaging. Stark sets the record straight.

Praise for

Praise for "Bearing False Witness"

"Rodney Stark has done justice to neglected historical truth, and I am deeply grateful for his steady toughmindedness." —Michael Novak, winner of the Templeton Prize, author of "The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism"

Read an Excerpt From

Read an Excerpt From "Bearing False Witness"

"No matter how much importance one places on these negative aspects of Church history, it does not justify the extreme exaggerations, false accusations, and patent frauds addressed in the chapters that follow."

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Only On the Testimony of Two or Three Witnesses

Only On the Testimony of Two or Three Witnesses

Michael Pezzulo

An excellent tool for forming a better popular view of the Church's varied role in Western history.

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