Eastern Civilization from a Catholic Viewpoint by Fr. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA, STD

Coming October 2017

$19.99 paperback | $9.99 Kindle


This book traces the history of East and South East Asia from ancient times to modern times. In the process, the reader is introduced to the various cultures, philosophies and religions from these two regions of Asia. Throughout the journey, continual reference is made to Catholic thought that is centered on Jesus who was born of a Western Asian woman, Mary. Topics of interest to Catholics that are discussed include how ancestor worship differs from ancestor veneration, the similarities and differences between Asian moral codes and Catholic morality, the role of honor and shame with respect to God, the earliest presence of Christians in East Asia, Catholic missionaries’ love and protection of East Asian people, the unique lay founding of the Korean Catholic presence, the difference between Protestant evangelization in Asia from Catholic evangelization in Asia, and the morality of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Japan.

 About the Author
Father Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA, STD is Academic Dean of On-campus Learning and Assistant Professor of Theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, CT. He received degrees from Middlebury College, Holy Apostles College and Seminary, the Dominican House of Studies, and the Catholic University of America. He is intent on putting his educational background at the service of the New Evangelization promoted by the recent popes.