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 |2016-08-21T22:04:29-05:00August 21st, 2016|

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 [...]

Who Put the West In Western Civilization?

By |2016-08-03T10:36:58-05:00January 11th, 2014|Tags: , |

Where did “Western” Civilization come from? The term does not refer to any simple geographical location and did not exist until relatively recently. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Chesterton was the first to use the expression “Western man” only ninety years ago, in 1907. How the notion came into existence explains a good [...]