The Crisis of Western Education (The Works of Christopher Dawson)


Author: Christopher Dawson
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813216834
Category: Education
Page: 168
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*A new edition of Christopher Dawsons classic work on Christian higher education*

The Uniqueness of Western Civilization


Author: Ricardo Duchesne
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004192484
Category: History
Page: 527
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After challenging the multicultural effort to “provincialize” the history of Western civilization, this book argues that the roots of the West’s exceptional creativity should be traced back to the uniquely aristocratic warlike culture of Indo-European speakers.

A Historian and His World

A Life of Christopher Dawson
Author: Christina Scott
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412816090
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 266
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As a historian of ideas, Christopher Dawson was one of the most distinguished Catholic thinkers of the twentieth century. He was a scholar of immense erudition, a writer of great style and fluency, and the first Stillman Professor of Roman Catholic studies at Harvard. It is in the field of the history of ideas that he achieved his most lasting influence. This biography by Christina Scott, Dawson's daughter, is a sensitive portrait of a complex and fascinating scholar. The author's first-hand knowledge and her access to unpublished family memoirs has enabled her to paint a convincing picture of the basic personal security provided by Dawson's private life, his friendships, and his deep Christian faith-a personal security all too often required as a bulwark against the vicissitudes and disappointments of his public life. Dawson's Catholicism proved a problem to advancement in his academic career; and when public recognition of his true stature finally came, in the form of the Stillman Chair, it came late in life and in a country other than his own. Christina Scott shows that Dawson is best understood as he himself interpreted his historical subjects-in the context of "the spiritual world in which he lived, the ideas that moved him, and the faith that inspired his action." Dawson was not a historian of ideas for their own sake; he had a passionate belief in their liberating power. "A Historian and His World "will be of interest to intellectual historians, historians of religion, and students of modern Catholic thought. This is the first publication of the Dawson biography in the United States. It is graced by a postscript written by Christopher Dawson reflecting upon the meaning of his work.

Radical Secularization?

An Inquiry Into the Religious Roots of Secular Culture
Author: Stijn Latré,Walter Van Herck,Guido Vanheeswijck
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628921781
Category: Philosophy
Page: 248
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Examines contemporary philosophical theories about the secularization of religion and considers the political implications of these theories.

The Gods of Revolution


Author: Christopher Dawson
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813227097
Category: History
Page: 192
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The New Poetics of Climate Change

Modernist Aesthetics for a Warming World
Author: Matthew Griffiths
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474282105
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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Climate change is the greatest issue of our time – and yet too often literature on the subject is considered only in the bracket of 'environmental' writing, divorced from culture, society and politics. The New Poetics of Climate Change argues instead that the emergence of global warming presents a fundamental challenge to the way we read and write poetry – the way we think – in the modern age. In this important new book, Matthew Griffiths demonstrates that Modernism's radical reinvigorations of literary form over the last century represent an engagement with key intellectual questions that we still need to address if we are to comprehend the scale and complexity of climate change. Through an extended examination of Modernist poetry, including the work of T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Basil Bunting and David Jones, and their influence on present-day poets including Jorie Graham, Griffiths explores how Modernist modes can help us describe and engage with the terrifying dynamics of a warming world and offer a poetics of our climate.

The Judgment of the Nations


Author: Christopher Dawson
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813218802
Category: History
Page: 158
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Christopher Dawson wrote The Judgment of the Nations in 1942, in the midst of the horrors of World War II.

The Making of Europe

An Introduction to the History of European Unity
Author: Christopher Dawson
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813210834
Category: History
Page: 282
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In this seminal work, described by the Times Literary Supplement as "impressive alike by the authority of its learning and the originality of its argument," Christopher Dawson concludes that the period of the fourth to the eleventh centuries commonly known as the Dark Ages is not a barren prelude to the creative energy of the medieval world. Instead, he argues that it is better described as "ages of dawn," for it is in this rich and confused period that the complex and creative interaction of the Roman empire, the Christian Church, the classical tradition, and barbarous societies provided the foundation for a vital, unified European culture. In an age of fragmentation and the emergence of new nationalist forces, Dawson argued that if "our civilization is to survive, it is essential that it should develop a common European consciousness and sense of historic and organic unity." But he was clear that this unity required sources deeper and more complex than the political and economic movements on which so many had come to depend, and he insisted, prophetically, that Europe would need to recover its Christian roots if it was to survive. Glenn Olsen has noted that Dawson's point "was that the spread and history of Christianity had provided the narrative which had formed Europe and taken out of this narrative, Europe could hardly be spoken of as existing." In a time of cultural and political ambiguity, The Making of Europe is an indispensable work for understanding not only the rich sources but also the contemporary implications of the very idea of Europe. PRAISE FOR THE ORIGINAL EDITION: "The Dark Ages lose their darkness, and take on form and significance. Thanks to the author's erudition and marshalling of facts, we begin to have a notion of what it is all about."--Aldous Huxley, The Spectator "Each chapter is a condensed philosophical survey of an important historical movement which profoundly influenced the course of civilization. Each chapter might stand alone, but taken in connections with the others it serves to round out a majestic picture of the slow development of a new order."--Commonweal

Religion and Culture


Author: Christopher Dawson
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813221331
Category: History
Page: 186
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Religion and Culture was first presented by historian Christopher Dawson as part of the prestigious Gifford Lecture series in 1947. It sets out the thesis for which he became famous: religion is the key of history

History in His Hands

A Christian Narrative of the West
Author: Brennan Pursell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780824526726
Category: Religion
Page: 281
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Opposing the common exclusion of God from an active role in human history, this work explains how His role exists and can be witnessed in humanity’s complicated dualities--in time and space, war and peace, wealth and poverty, and love and hatred. Arguing that history is a master plan--that God, who is reason and love, wills human existence--Dr. Pursell weaves his thesis through both divine revelation and specific historical events. He explains in accessible terms that God’s plan for human history is that of unity in opposing forces; that historical periods are secular constructs--despite human ingenuity and industrialization, all humankind is part of one historical period under God, defined not by machines but by morals. In a style that is both fluid and engrossing, Dr. Pursell offers Christians and historians alike a new vision of human history that is sure to inspire as much as it educates.

Catholic Authors

Contemporary Biographical Sketches, 1930-[1952]
Author: Matthew Hoehn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Catholic authors
Page: N.A
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The Commonweal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Enquiries Into Religion and Culture (The Works of Christopher Dawson)


Author: Christopher Dawson,Robert Royal
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813215439
Category: History
Page: 296
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The essays presented in this volume are among the most wide-ranging, intellectually rich, and diverse of Christopher Dawson's reflections on the relations of faith and culture

The Publisher


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Publishers and publishing
Page: N.A
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Asian Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Asia
Page: N.A
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Beginning in 1895, includes the Proceedings of the East India Association.

Collier's Encyclopedia

With Bibliography and Index
Author: Frank Webster Price
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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Luzac's Oriental List and Book Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Whitaker's Cumulative Book List

A Classified List of Publications...together with an Index to Authors and Titles
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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