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The Historic Reality of Christian Culture: A Way to the Renewal of Human Life

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Hardcover, 124 pages
Published 1960 by Harper Torchbooks
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Christopher Dawson is a meta-historian, analyzing the warp and weft of world history from a Catholic perspective. He asks and answers civilization-level questions about the development (and potential decline) of culture, particularly Western culture. Some intriguing ideas to ponder and also an easy way to get a grip on the nature and mission of the Church without wading through dense tomes on ecclesiology. Probably not a lot of popular appeal, though. Recommended for serious Christians, ...more
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Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 17, as one of Ten Books on Grace and Thought.
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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".
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