Books


Power from on High

For centuries, the kings of Christendom exercised extraordinary control over the Church in their realms. They convened synods, appointed bishops, endowed monasteries, and helped themselves to the revenues of ecclesiastical properties-claiming to do so by the authority of God Himself. In this fascinating study of the medieval propaganda of sacred monarchy, Phillip Campbell traces the rise and fall of theocratic kingship in the Middle Ages Purchase

A Journey Across America: The Great Plains States

A Journey Across America: The Great Plains States presents a narrative history of the Great Plains region infused with a Catholic worldview. The book engages the student through colorful photos, maps, narrative writing, and thumbnail biographies. The Great Plains States covered in this book are Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Available in hardcover or paperback. Presented by the Catholic Textbook Project.

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The Story of the Church: From Pentecost to Modern Times

In this thrilling narrative, Phillip Campbell, author of the best-selling Story of Civilization series, takes children on a journey through Church history, beginning at Pentecost when Peter and the other apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit and preached in the streets of Jerusalem, all the way through the pontificate of John Paul II and into modern times. Campbell’s storybook style brings the narrative to life for young readers, taking them back in time and awakening a love and appreciation for history. Purchase

The Story of Civilization: Vol. 4 - The History of the United States

The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting history as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through the epic story of the discovery of North America, the founding, and growth of the United States. Volume IV covers U.S. history from the Spanish, French, and English colonial period up to the modern day. Purchase

A Journey Across America: The Great Lakes States

A Journey Across America: The Great Lakes States presents a narrative history of the Great Lakes region infused with a Catholic worldview. The book engages the student through colorful photos, maps, narrative writing, and thumbnail biographies. The Great Lakes States covered in this book are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Available in hardcover or paperback. Presented by the Catholic Textbook Project. Purchase

Heroes & Heretics of the Reformation

Not since the birth of Christ has an event shaken the foundations of the Western world like the Reformation. Now, 500 years after Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the door at Wittenberg the sound of which served as the thunder presaging the storm to come Phillip Campbell  casts fresh eyes on that tumultuous time and its most influential characters. Heroes and Heretics of the Reformation acquaints readers with the people, ideas, and events of the age using an engaging biographical narrative. Purchase

The Story of Civilization: Vol. 3 - The Making of the Modern World

The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting history as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the construction of architectural wonders, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world. Volume III covers the Renaissance to the modern day with an emphasis on European history. Purchase

The Story of Civilization: Vol. 2 - The Medieval World

The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting the history of the world as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Volume II covers the Middle Ages, from the last days of the Roman Empire to the  Renaissance. Children will encounter all of the great figures of Christendom, from saints such as Augustine, Bernard of Clairvaux, and St. Joan of Arc, to scoundrels such as King Richard III. Volume II also spends time introducing children to common life in the Middle Ages, as well as the legal, educational, and artistic ideas of the medieval world. Purchase

The Story of Civilization: Vol. 1 - The Ancient World

Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization Volume I: The Ancient World, the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary. Volume I covers the beginnings of civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt through the conversion of Constantine, exploring the cultures and ideas that were foundational to western civilization. Purchase

The Book of Non-Contradiction: Harmonizing the Scriptures

The Book of Non-Contradiction: Harmonizing the Scriptures, by Phillip Campbell reintroduces the classical method of harmonizing difficult scriptural passages, showing how the skeptics' claim of a "Bible full of contradictions" is completely unfounded. Proceeding from the axiom that truth cannot contradict truth, The Book of Non-Contradiction follows in the footsteps of great Catholic exegetes like St. Augustine and Tatian who demonstrated the harmony of the Scriptural narrative. Purchase

The Conquest of Mexico (DVD)

The Conquest of Mexico DVD is an exciting overview of the daring exploits of Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortez, whose 1519 invasion of the Aztec Empire led to the conquest and Christianization of Mexico. Phillip Campbell follows Cortez and the Spaniards in their struggle against the brutal Aztecs. Featuring live action sequences, readings from primary sources, and colorful imagery of lush central American landscapes, this video brings history to life in a vivid and engaging format. Ages 10 and up. Purchase

Tale of Manaeth

Written in the epic style of classics as the Silmarillion and the Iliad, the Tale of Manaeth tells the story of a young princess reluctantly thrust into leadership among her people and faced with a hostile and powerful foreign aggressor. As the youngest girl in a family of six, Manissa is an unlikely candidate for the throne of the Kingdom of Asylia. But when her entire family is murdered by agents of a cruel foreign king, she becomes the heir to the throne and the unexpected source of unity for her scattered and persecuted people. Purchase

Paladologies

Paladologies, the sequel to Tale of Manaeth,  traces the fortunes of Manissa's family through the drama of the centuries. Despite inheriting a unified kingdom, the sons of Manissa find themselves scorned by an entrenched nobility that wants nothing to do with them—or their mysterious powers. Punctuated with episodes of glory, tragedy, romance and even comedy, Paladologies carries the reader through the dizzying and often violent series of events that bring the house of Manissa from disinheritance to final restoration and redemption. Purchase

Books or Publications Edited by Phillip Campbell

The Autobiography of Guibert of Nogent (Cruachan Hill Press, 2018) Edited with an introduction
Manual for Marian Devotion (TAN Books, 2016). Edited and compiled sources
Life of St. Columba by St. Adomnan (Cruachan Hill Press, 2016). Edited with an introduction
Pope Innocent III and His Times by Joseph Clayton (Mediatrix Press, 2016) Introduction
The Catholic Middle Ages Sourcebook & Answer Key (Cruachan Hill Press, 2016) Compiled with an introduction
War Against the Papacy by James Larson (Cruachan Hill Press, 2015), Edited
The Rending of Christendom Sourcebook & Answer Key (Cruachan Hill Press, 2015) Compiled with an introduction
Hermits and Anchorites of England by Rotha Mary Clay (Cruachan Hill Press, 2014) Edited with an introduction
The Complete Works of St. Cyprian of Carthage (Arx Publishing, 2013). Edited with an introduction
Epitaphs of the Catacombs by Rev. J. Spencer Northcote (Cruachan Hill Press, 2011). Reprinted

Articles

Distributist Review

The Curiosity of Immigrant Ownership in the United States” (Dec 21, 2018)
An End to Corporate-Government Collusion” (December 16, 2017)
Collusion of Big Business and Big Government” (December 5, 2017)
Home Rule” (May 2, 2016)
The Authority of Rerum Novarum and Quadragesimo Anno” (January 11, 2016)
Primacy of the Residential” (December 2, 2015)

St. Austin Review

Great Scientist-Clerics of the Past” (Volume 11, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2011)
111 Questions on Islam” (Volume 10, No. 4, July/Aug 2010)
Knight of the Temple” (Volume 10, No. 4, July/Aug 2010)
Did Witchcraft Really Exist in the Middle Ages?” (Volume 9, No. 3, May/June 2009)

 

Miscellaneous Radio and Media

Messiah” Documentary (Cenacle TV, 2019)
Faith Matters with Phillip Campbell” Radio program on Good Shepherd Catholic Radio (2019-2020)
The Governor and the Protestor” interview on the New York Times The Daily podcast about Covid-19 lockdowns (April, 2020)
Why Should I Learn This? ed. Maureen Wittmann & Erin B. Conroy (Behold Publications, 2015). Contributing author.
The Conquest of Mexico DVD (Sinking Bobber Productions, 2012)
The Origins of Christian Monasticism DVD (Sinking Bobber Productions, 2011) *Currently out of print*
The Mystery of the Shroud: Who is the Man in the Cloth?” Radio program on Good Shepherd Catholic Radio (2019)