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How much have historians distorted the history of Christianity and the Catholic Church?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020  
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Secrets of Christianity revealed in new book, corrects massive errors throughout history

SAN FRANCISCO — While the past is unchangeable, the perception of the past, based upon correct historical facts, is and should be changed. Historians have seriously mangled the facts when it comes to Christianity and the history of the Catholic Church claims a new book from Ignatius Press, THE SCANDAL OF THE SCANDALS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY, by Manfred Lütz.

Lütz, M.D., has authored ten bestselling books in German, including the Corine Prize–winning God: A Brief History of the Most High. He is a psychiatrist and Catholic theologian, and served as director of the Alexian Hospital in Cologne for more than twenty years. He is a frequent presence in the international media.

Lütz takes great pains in THE SCANDAL OF THE SCANDALS to give detailed overviews of Christian history, beginning with the ancient pagans, passing through Israel, the early Church martyrs, Constantine’s Rome, the reign of Charlemagne, the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Reformation, the Borgia popes, the Galileo affair, the conquistadores, the French Revolution, the slave trade, the Holocaust, the sex abuse crisis and more, right up until the present day.

He makes the argument throughout the book that both Christians and non-Christians don’t know the secret history of Christianity or that their view of the history of Christianity is distorted simply because of how it has been written. THE SCANDAL OF THE SCANDALS is ultimately a book for anyone who is “not afraid of the truth, as well as for anyone else who wants to understand better where he comes from,” writes Lütz in the foreword.

“In taking on ‘the distorted image of the history of Christianity,’ Lütz challenges and corrects a remarkable range of errors, misunderstandings and falsehoods, combining robust historical research with a clear and accessible style," said Carl Olson, editor of Catholic World Report and author of Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?

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For more information, to request a review copy or to schedule an interview with Dr. Manfred Lütz, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.


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