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Crux ansata; an indictment of the Roman Catholic Church
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
Publication Information:
Escondido, CA : The Book Tree, 2000.
Physical Description:
160 pages : portrait ; 23 cm
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BX1765 .W3 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Author Notes

H. G. Wells was born in Bromley, England on September 21, 1866. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a draper, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology. He graduated from London University in 1888 and became a science teacher. He also wrote for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time.

He became an author best known for science fiction novels and comic novels. His science fiction novels include The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Wonderful Visit, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon, and The Food of the Gods. His comic novels include Love and Mr. Lewisham, Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, The History of Mr. Polly, and Tono-Bungay. He also wrote several short story collections including The Stolen Bacillus, The Plattner Story, and Tales of Space and Time. He died on August 13, 1946 at the age of 79.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Chapter I The Development of the Idea of Christendomp. 7
Chapter II The Essential Weakness of Christendomp. 12
Chapter III Heresies Are Experiments in Man's Unsatisfied Search for Truthp. 15
Chapter IV The City of Godp. 22
Chapter V The Church Salvages Learningp. 25
Chapter VI Charlemagnep. 29
Chapter VII Black Interludep. 36
Chapter VIII The Launching of the Crusades by the Churchp. 40
Chapter IX Christendom Marches Eastp. 43
Chapter X A Catholic Gentleman of 1440p. 51
Chapter XI Social Inequality in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuriesp. 57
Chapter XII The Dawn of Social Discontentp. 60
Chapter XIII The Mental Atmosphere Before the Reformationp. 64
Chapter XIV How Henry VIII Became a Protestant Princep. 81
Chapter XV The Counter Reformationp. 84
Chapter XVI The Jesuitsp. 91
Chapter XVII The Continual Shrinkage of the Roman Catholic Churchp. 99
Chapter XVIII The Struggle for Britainp. 106
Chapter XIX Shinto Catholicismp. 136
Chapter XX Roman Catholicism in Americap. 140
Chapter XXI The United Christian Frontp. 145
Chapter XXII The Pretensions and Limitations of Pope Pius XIIp. 149
Chapter XXIII Why Do We Not Bomb Rome?p. 152
Appendixp. 155