Item description for Understanding Europe (The Works of Christopher Dawson Series) by Christopher Dawson & George Weigel...
In a time of remarkable but selective amnesia in the West reflected perhaps most dramatically in the denial of the Christian roots of Europe in the first drafts of the European constitution, Understanding Europe is as relevant today as it was on its first appearance in 1952. Christopher Dawson wrote of the uneasiness that characterized twentieth-century Western civilization in the aftermath of two disastrous global conflicts and the attempt to build a new secular civilization on impersonal economic forces. He desired a unified Europe, but one unified by a common Christian religion.
Recognizing the emphasis on economic utility and mass productivity in European culture, Dawson argued that a renewed study of Christian faith and culture was essential in order to recover the deeper sense of European unity. In Understanding Europe, Dawson expresses a desire for Europe to rediscover and renew its foundational Christian sources in order to recover a deeper sense of integrity.
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Studio: Catholic University of America Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2009
Publisher Catholic University of America Press
ISBN 0813215447 ISBN13 9780813215440
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More About Christopher Dawson & George Weigel
Christopher Dawson (1889-1970) was one of the century's great historians. The Saturday Review of Literature called him "unequaled as an historian of culture. Unless we read him, we are uninformed."
Christopher Dawson was born in 1889 and died in 1970.