Formation of Christendom

Formation of Christendom

by Christopher Dawson
     
 

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The renowned historian Christopher Dawson devoted his long and brilliant career to precisely the kind of historical research of which theologians and churchmen stand in great need, particularly if they are to meet the authentic demands of this ecumenical era.

Dawson’s book traces the formation of Christian culture from its roots in the Judeo-Christian

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The renowned historian Christopher Dawson devoted his long and brilliant career to precisely the kind of historical research of which theologians and churchmen stand in great need, particularly if they are to meet the authentic demands of this ecumenical era.

Dawson’s book traces the formation of Christian culture from its roots in the Judeo-Christian tradition through the rise and the decline of medieval Christendom. Here, as in all his works, he sees religion as the dynamic element of culture. He shares with Arnold Toynbee the ideal of a universal spiritual society as the goal of history; but whereas Dr. Toynbee sees this as achievable by a consensus of the great world religions, East and West, Dawson sees it as coming from the working out of the Catholic principle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044442108
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
03/20/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
354 KB

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