We recommend this legally free ebook:

  • The Catholic Church and the Counter-Faith: A Study of the Roots of Modern Secularism, Relativism, and de-Christianity, by Philip Trower (Family Publications, 2006). It may be read online at Christendom Awake (version dated 28 September 2011), which states: “Family Publications has now ceased trading. The copyright has reverted to the author Philip Trower who has given permission for the book to be placed on this website. Further chapters will be added as time permits.”
  • A synopsis and review of the work is available on this page, which states it “explores the root and branches of the intellectual and spiritual malaise in the West today and how they have affected Catholic philosophy and theology.”  Used copies are available for sale at Amazon.
  • Its 2003 prequel, Turmoil & Truth: The Historical Roots of the Modern Crisis in the Catholic Church, may also be read online at Christendom Awake.

Posted in (belated) observance of the Feast of Saint Augustine of Hippo, Doctor of the Church and Patron of Theologians, in the Latin church (Roman Rite) and in the Maronite Catholic church.