Thomas Woods is the New York Times bestselling author of 12 books, including How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization (featuring a foreword by Antonio Cardinal Canizares, former prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship), The Church Confronts Modernity, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. His book The Church and the Market, to be released in a 10th anniversary edition next year, won the $50,000 first prize in the Templeton Enterprise Awards. His books have been translated into a dozen languages.
Dr. Woods' writing has appeared in the Catholic Social Science Review, Catholic Historical Review, Inside the Vatican, the Journal of Markets and Morality, New Oxford Review, and many other religious and secular publications, both popular and scholarly. He is co-editor of Explooring American History: From ColonialTimes to 1877, an 11-volume encyclopedia. Dr. Woods has appeared on MSNBC, FOX News, CNBC, C-Span, FOX Business, and numerous other outlets, and hosted the 13-program series "The Catholic Church: Builder of Civilization" on EWTN.
Dr. Woods holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his Master's and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He lives in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife and five daughters.