Christopher Henry Dawson





Christopher Henry Dawson

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Christopher Henry Dawson (12 October 1889, Hay Castle – 25 May 1970, Budleigh Salterton) was a British independent scholar, who wrote many books on cultural history and Christendom. Christopher H. Dawson has been called "the greatest English-speaking Catholic historian of the twentieth century".


Average rating: 4.25 · 323 ratings · 45 reviews · 36 distinct works · Similar authors
Religion and the Rise of We...
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1949 — 7 editions
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The Making of Europe: An In...
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1965 — 2 editions
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Dynamics of World History
4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1978 — 5 editions
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The Formation of Christendom
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Progress and Religion: An H...
4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
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Mission to Asia
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1966 — 3 editions
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The Dividing of Christendom
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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The Crisis of Western Educa...
4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Christianity and European C...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1998
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The Historic Reality Of Chr...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1960 — 2 editions
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“As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy. ”
Christopher Henry Dawson

“The process of secularisation arises not from the loss of faith but from the loss of social interest in the world of faith. It begins the moment men feel that religion is irrelevant to the common way of life and that society as such has nothing to do with the truths of faith.”
Christopher Henry Dawson, Religion and World History: A Selection from the Works of Christopher Dawson

“Happy is the people that is without history. And thrice is the people without sociology.”
Christopher Henry Dawson, Enquiries Into Religion and Culture



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