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Religion and the Rise of Western Culture

Religion and the Rise of Western Culture

The Classic Study of Medieval Civilization

  • Author: Christopher Dawson
  • Publisher: Image
  • ISBN: 0307569160
  • Category: History
  • Page: 242
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In this new edition of his classic work, Religion and the Rise of Western Culture, Christopher Dawson addresses two of the most pressing subjects of our day: the origin of Europe and the religious roots of Western culture. With the magisterial sweep of Toynbee, to whom he is often compared, Dawson tells here the tale of medieval Christendom. From the brave travels of sixth-century Irish monks to the grand synthesis of Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century, Dawson brilliantly shows how vast spiritual movements arose from tiny origins and changed the face of medieval Europe from one century to the next. The legacy of those years of ferment remains with us in the great cathedrals, Gregorian chant, and the works of Giotto and Dante. Even more, though, for Dawson these centuries charged the soul of the West with a spiritual concern -- a concern that he insists "can never be entirely undone except by the total negation or destruction of Western man himself."

The Rise of Western Christendom

The Rise of Western Christendom

Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000

  • Author: Peter Brown
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118338847
  • Category: History
  • Page: 712
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This tenth anniversary revised edition of the authoritative texton Christianity’s first thousand years of history features anew preface, additional color images, and an updated bibliography.The essential general survey of medieval European Christendom,Brown’s vivid prose charts the compelling and tumultuous riseof an institution that came to wield enormous religious and secularpower. • Clear and vivid history of Christianity’srise and its pivotal role in the making of Europe • Written by the celebrated Princeton scholar whooriginated of the field of study known as ‘lateantiquity’ • Includes a fully updated bibliography and index

Religion in International Relations

Religion in International Relations

The Return from Exile

  • Author: F. Petito,P. Hatzopoulos
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1403982368
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 286
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Are the secular foundations of international relations sustainable at present? This comprehensive study shows how the global resurgence of religion confronts international relations theory with a theoretical challenge comparable to that raised by the end of the Cold War or the emergence of globalization. The volume tries to shake the secular foundational myths of the discipline and outline the need for an expansion into religiously inspired spheres of thought. It also challenges the most condemning accusation against religion: the view that the politicization of religion is always a threat to security and inimical to the resolution of conflict. Finally, the task of demystifying religion is taken further with an argument for a stronger and "progressive" political engagement of the worldwide religious traditions in the contemporary globalized era.

The Rise of Western Rationalism

The Rise of Western Rationalism

Max Weber's Developmental History

  • Author: Wolfgang Schluchter
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520054646
  • Category: History
  • Page: 182
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Western rationalism-nature, of course, and genesis-was Max Weber's dominant historical interest. It was the grand theme of his two world historical studies, Economy and Society and The Economic Ethics of the World Religions. His studies of the relationships among economy, polity, law, and religion are lasting scholarly achievements. In this book Wolfgang Schluchter presents the most systematic analysis and elaboration ever attempted of Weber's sociology as a developmental history of the West.

Progress and Religion

Progress and Religion

An Historical Inquiry (The Works of Christopher Dawson)

  • Author: Christopher Dawson
  • Publisher: CUA Press
  • ISBN: 9780813210155
  • Category: History
  • Page: 198
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Progress and Religion was perhaps the most influential of all Christopher Dawson's books, establishing him as an interpreter of history and a historian of ideas.

Historians Debate the Rise of the West

Historians Debate the Rise of the West

  • Author: Jonathan Daly
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317681711
  • Category: History
  • Page: 190
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How and why did Europe rise to world pre-eminence? Providing an overview of this central historical conundrum of modern times, Historians Debate the Rise of the West enables students to grasp major scholars’ evaluations of the biggest picture of all: how Western civilization fits into modern world history. Most historians who write in this area subscribe to a combination of interpretations set forward by scholars of the field, like David Landes, Jared Diamond or Kenneth Pomeranz. But it is often difficult to understand the position they are coming from, and for readers to understand clearly how Europe made the transition from merely one of many developing civilizations to the world’s first industrial power. In this volume, Jonathan Daly introduces us to the main interpretations of Europe’s rise that have been proposed over the past half-century and presents the views of these historians and schools of scholarship, advocating for each point of view and letting each author speak for him or herself through the inclusion of brief textual selections. Also included are interesting biographical details for each scholar, as well as a list of further reading for each chapter and a collection of maps. An ideal introduction for students of world history.

The Logic of Religion

The Logic of Religion

  • Author: Jude P. Dougherty
  • Publisher: CUA Press
  • ISBN: 0813218217
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 184
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The Logic of Religion presents an examination of the nature of religion from a philosophical perspective. In successive chapters classical, medieval, and modern authors are canvassed for their views.

Women and Religion in the West

Women and Religion in the West

Challenging Secularization

  • Author: Dr Giselle Vincett,Dr Kristin Aune,Dr Sonya Sharma
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409477916
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 242
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What is the relationship between women and secularization? In the West, women are abandoning traditional religion. Yet they continue to make up the majority of religious adherents. Accounting for this seeming paradox is the focus of this volume. If women undergird the foundations of religion but are leaving in large numbers, why are they leaving? Where are they going? What are they doing? And what's happening to those who remain? Women and Religion in the West addresses a neglected yet crucial issue within the debate on religious belonging and departure: the role of women in and out of religion and spirituality. Beginning with an analysis of the relationship between gender and secularization, the book moves its focus to in-depth examination of women's experiences based on data from key recent qualitative work on women and religion. This volume addresses not only women's place in and out of Christianity (the normal focus of secularization theories) but also alternative spiritualities and Islam, asking how questions of secularization differ between faith systems. This book offers students and scholars of religion, sociology, and women's studies, as well as interested general readers, an accessible work on the religiosity of western women and contributes fresh analyses of the rapidly shifting terrain of contemporary religion and spirituality.

The Rise of Western Power

The Rise of Western Power

A Comparative History of Western Civilization

  • Author: Jonathan Daly
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441118519
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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The West's history is one of extraordinary success; no other region, empire, culture, or civilization has left so powerful a mark upon the world. The Rise of Western Power charts the West's achievements-representative government, the free enterprise system, modern science, and the rule of law-as well as its misdeeds-two frighteningly destructive World Wars, the Holocaust, imperialistic domination, and the Atlantic slave trade. Adopting a global perspective, Jonathan Daly explores the contributions of other cultures and civilizations to the West's emergence. Historical, geographical, and cultural factors all unfold in the narrative. Adopting a thematic structure, the book traces the rise of Western power through a series of revolutions-social, political, technological, military, commercial, and industrial, among others. The result is a clear and engaging introduction to the history of Western civilization.

How Now Shall We Live?

How Now Shall We Live?

  • Author: Charles Colson,Nancy Pearcey
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781414322421
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 592
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2000 Gold Medallion Award winner! Christianity is more than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is also a worldview that not only answers life's basic questions—Where did we come from, and who are we? What has gone wrong with the world? What can we do to fix it?—but also shows us how we should live as a result of those answers. How Now Shall We Live? gives Christians the understanding, the confidence, and the tools to confront the world's bankrupt worldviews and to restore and redeem every aspect of contemporary culture: family, education, ethics, work, law, politics, science, art, music. This book will change every Christian who reads it. It will change the church in the new millennium.