As It Was in the Beginning
As It Was in the Beginning

As It Was in the Beginning

The Coming Democratization of the Catholic Church


240 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: October 2007

ISBN 9780824524197

Price: $19.95


Many assume the Catholic Church has always functioned with a top-down leadership model. But in this well-researched book, Robert McClory reveals that there have been long periods where lay people were consulted and had strong, leading voices. McClory also explains that a decentralized Chruch is around the corner and is inevitable. The books helps readers read the signs of the times to identify what is to come for the world's longest running corporation.


"As a church historian I enthusiastically recommend this book to inform and stimulate your late-night discussions about where the church has been and where and how it can possibly go. Here is your opportunity to pick a real winner!" —Bread Rising