The Guillotine and the Cross

By Warren H. Carroll

The persistent myths of the French Revolution—that the destruction of the old order brought unrivaled freedom and happiness for Europe—are shattered in this rousing study of the political violence and social turmoil that struck France in the late eighteenth century. In the midst of the terrors that unfettered Enlightenment ideology unleashed on the West, Christian hope arose anew to bring true light to one of history’s darkest hours.