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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."

Christianity and Western Civilization

Christianity and Western Civilization

Christopher Dawson's Insight: Can a Culture Survive the Loss of Its Religious Roots? ; Papers Presented at a Conference Sponsored by the Wethersfield Institute, New York City, October 15, 1993

  • Author: Wethersfield Institute
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 122
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The Wethersfield Institute presents this series on the insights of the great Christopher Dawson on the vital question, "Can a culture survive the loss of its religious roots?" Dawson's life was devoted to scholarly work as a sociologist and historian, but his principal achievement and contemporary impact are in his profound insights into the relationship of religion and culture. Dawson insisted that religion is the key to history. In contrast to the academic tendency to reduce the importance of religion, Dawson emphasizes the need to understand a society's religion if one wants to understand the original formation and the successive transformation of any human culture. In this volume, five noted professors provide profound reflections on this theme.

The Third Spring

The Third Spring

G.K. Chesterton, Graham Greene, Christopher Dawson, and David Jones

  • Author: Adam Schwartz
  • Publisher: CUA Press
  • ISBN: 0813213878
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
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This book is the first detailed examination of these four authors as part of a Roman Catholic, counter-modern community of discourse. It is informed by extensive research in the writers' works, scholarship on them, and their personal papers.

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 text on Christianity’s first thousand years of history features a new 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 rise of an institution that came to wield enormous religious and secular power. • Clear and vivid history of Christianity’s rise and its pivotal role in the making of Europe • Written by the celebrated Princeton scholar who originated of the field of study known as ‘late antiquity’ • Includes a fully updated bibliography and index

The Logic of Religion

The Logic of Religion

  • Author: Jude P. Dougherty
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America Press + ORM
  • ISBN: 0813218217
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 184
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The philosopher and author of Western Creed, Western Identity offers a probing history of important writings on the logic of religion. The Logic of Religion offers a sweeping history of philosophical perspectives on religion from ancient Greek and Roman writings to medieval Christian thought to modern Western philosophy and beyond. Even among those who find no evidence for the existence of God, such as Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud, we encounter discussions of the nature of religion and its function in society. This study begins in antiquity with Socrates, Plato, Cicero, and Seneca. It then moves through Augustine to the Middle Ages as represented by Averroes and Aquinas. By so proceeding, philosopher Jude P. Dougherty gives the reader insight into the logic of religion as conceived before and after the advent of Christianity. Subsequent investigation leads to the works of David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and G. W. F. Hegel, each of whom spoke to the implications of religion in the practical order, and of Sigmund Freud’s negative assessment of religion in The Future of an Illusion. Although the focus of this study is primarily Western religion, attention is also paid to certain Eastern modes of thought such as Buddhism and Confucianism. Throughout, readers will find many interesting philosophical observations of the nature of belief, worship, ritual, sacrifice, doctrine, theology, and community.

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.

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.

A Study of History

A Study of History

Abridgement of

  • Author: Arnold J. Toynbee
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199826681
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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Acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship, Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History is a ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of human civilizations. Contained in two volumes, D.C. Somervell's abridgement of this magnificent enterprise preserves the method, atmosphere, texture, and, in many instances, the very words of the original. First published in 1947 and 1957, these two volumes are themselves a great historical achievement. Volume 2, which abridges Volumes VII-X of Toynbee's study, includes sections on Universal States, Universal Churches, Heroic Ages, Contacts Between Civilizations in Space, Contacts Between Civilizations in Time, Law and Freedom in HIstory, The Prospects of the Western Civilization, and the Conclusion. Of Somervell's work, Toynbee wrote, "The reader now has at his command a uniform abridgement of the whole book, made by a clear mind that has not only mastered the contents but has entered into the writer's outlook and purpose.

Enquiries Into Religion and Culture (The Works of Christopher Dawson)

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

Eliezer Schweid

Eliezer Schweid

The Responsibility of Jewish Philosophy

  • Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson,Aaron W. Hughes
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004249796
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 270
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This volume features Eliezer Schweid’s most original essays and an interview with him. Together they express his fundamental outlook: the faith of a secular Jew, articulating responsibility toward one’s neighbor, one’s people, the world, and God in a secular age.