Having established His Church for the salvation of souls, our Saviour Jesus Christ had but one desire; to sacrifice Himself for the salvation of souls. This is the story of the Church from this time forward until the 19th century showing how the history of the Church is really the story of Christ's reign on earth though the Church, how His creatures have either embraced His teachings or rejected them and how that influenced the world around us.
The History of the Catholic Church is broken down into 9 periods of time; The Foundation to Constantine, Constantine to Charlamange, Charlamange to St. Gregory VII, St. Gregory VII to Boniface VIII, Boniface VIII to Leo X, Alexander VII and the Council of Trent, Alexander VII to Pius VI, the French Revolution and then the start of the 19th century including Janseism.
Catholic educators will find this book well fitted for upper middle school and early high school. Each section gives a clear precise history that is easy to understand in a very simple form. At the back of each chapter is a topical outline and a list of references where the student can easily find more in-depth information on each subject, leading the child to investigate Catholic history a bit further. This list would also make an excellent source of topics for writing research papers and giving the child that extra chance to 'dig in' and really understand the history of the Church.
252 page book. Impr 1915.