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Christianity and European culture : selections from the work of Christopher Dawson

Author: Christopher Dawson; Gerald J Russello
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, 1998.
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Christopher Dawson (1889-1970) has been widely praised as one of the most important Catholic historians of the twentieth century. Commended for his sophisticated approach to history, Dawson focused much of his writing on the important relationship between religion and culture. This volume is the first edited collection of Dawson's works to appear in several decades. It includes the full text of The Historic Reality  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Dawson; Gerald J Russello
ISBN: 0813209145 9780813209142
OCLC Number: 37843720
Description: xxxiii, 262 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Historic Reality of Christian Culture. 1. The Outlook for Christian Culture. 2. What is a Christian Civilization? 3. The Six Ages of the Church. 4. Christian Culture as a Culture of Hope. 5. The Institutional Forms of Christian Culture. 6. Civilization in Crisis. 7. Christianity and Western Culture. 8. Is the Church Too Western? --
pt. 2. Selected Essays. 1. The Study of Christian Culture. 2. The Modern Dilemma. 3. Europe and the Seven Stages of Western Culture. 4. The Classical Tradition and Christianity. 5. The Secularization of Western Culture. 6. The Planning of Culture. 7. The Kingdom of God and History. 8. The Christian View of History. 9. The Recovery of Spiritual Unity.
Responsibility: edited by Gerald J. Russello.

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This collection of Christopher Dawson's works illustrates his approach in defining ""Christian culture"", and its adaptability to non-Western and pluralist societies. It also gives insight on issues  Read more...

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