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Available Summer 2009 How did Catholics and Protestants come to be divided? What impact has their division had on Western culture? Historian Christopher Dawson answers these and other important questions in his classic study, The Dividing of Christendom. Based on Dawson’s Harvard lectures, this book provides a highly readable, masterful overview of the factors that led to...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Ignatius Press (first published 2009)
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Very informative read. I decided to buy and read this book because I am currently attending an Apologetics seminar and in one of the lectures, I got intrigued when the speaker mentioned that Protestants were originally Catholics and that there are now many types of Protestants. So, when I read the blurb of this book, I bought and read this right away.

But it took me a long time to finish this because it was hard to understand. It is written quite simply but the theological and philosophical terms...more
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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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