At a time when few books dare to tackle the big questions, The Secret Gospel of Ireland is one of the most ambitious popular histories in recent memory. Co-authored with attorney and historian Leo Behan, this latest salvo in the raging debate over the place of religion in modern society solves one of the greatest mysteries of our time: namely, where exactly did the two greatest achievements of Western civilization—
Astonishingly, the authors trace the answer to a little-known change to Christianity that happened in ancient Ireland. Through more than ten centuries of history, the authors follow the journey of the Christian religion from ancient Rome to Ireland and back again to continental Europe. They tell the story of how the Western worldview evolved in the minds of remarkable men of faith until, in the century before the Renaissance, men of God like Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham rendered the worldview that made science, democracy, and our modern world possible.
The Secret Gospel of Ireland smashes the myth that religion is a scandal to reason and an affront to freedom by exposing the unsettling truth that science and democracy float in a sea of faith that was born on the Emerald Isle centuries ago.
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Title: The Secret Gospel of Ireland
Subtitle: The Untold Story of How Science and Democracy Descended from a Remarkable Form of
Christianity That Developed in Ancient Ireland
Authors: James Behan, Leo Behan
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Skywest Publishing (July 1, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches