Robert Royal

About Robert Royal

Robert Royal is the founder and president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, D.C. and editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing. He is also the author of many books including The God That Did Not Fail.

Who Put the West in Western Civilization?

By |2020-05-02T09:57:00-05:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Christendom, Christianity, History, Western Civilization|

No better champion of jus­tice, fairness, liberty, truth, and human flourishing exists than the complex and poorly known entity we call Western Civi­lization. The West’s weakening or demise would pose a threat to many human virtues. Recovering and extending Western principles remain our best hope for a more humane world. Where did “Western” Civilization [...]

Who Put the West in Western Civilization?

By |2016-08-21T22:04:29-05:00August 21st, 2016|Categories: Christendom, Christianity, Great Books, History, Timeless Essays, Western Civilization|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Robert Royal as he considers what brought about Western Civilization as we know it. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher Where did “Western” Civilization come from? The term does not refer to any simple geographical location and did not exist until relatively [...]

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