Thousands of pages have been written about the history of the Catholic Church over the years, with many historians — including Christendom founder Dr. Warren H. Carroll — devoting their lives to the research and documenting of that history. Add Christendom professor Steve Weidenkopf to the list of historians who have taken up such a noble task, with Weidenkopf’s newest book, Timeless: A History of the Catholic Church, being released on January 28.
Weidenkopf, who teaches Church history at Christendom’s Graduate School of Theology, has managed to tell the history of the Catholic Church in one volume, stretching from Pentecost to the present day. Throughout the work, Weidenkopf introduces readers to the vivid story of God’s work in the world, weaving in stories of all the heroes and villains that make up the “Catholic family tree” along the way.
“The attempt to write a history of the Catholic Church in a single volume is no small task,” writes college president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell in his review of the book. “It requires not only a depth of knowledge but prudence in one’s selection of data and its analysis. Fortunately, Steve Weidenkopf has succeeded in doing just that. Written with a Catholic vision of history and a lucid, popular narrative, his work brings to life two thousand years of history that both inspires and informs. The Church in her heroic struggle in this fallen world with her successes and failures is clearly set forth. This book’s Christocentric vision of history is a rare gem, to be read and treasured by the faithful and all who seek the deeper meaning of Western Christian civilization.”
Weidenkopf previously wrote the acclaimed book The Glory of the Crusades, along with The Real Story of Catholic History: Answering Twenty Centuries of Anti-Catholic Myths. He is also the creator, co-author and presenter of the adult faith formation program Epic: A Joruney through Church History.