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Dawson, Christopher

Overview
Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 3 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BL55, 290
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Most widely held works by Christopher Dawson
Gibbon's decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and culture by Christopher Dawson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Religion and Culture was first presented by historian Christopher Dawson as part of the prestigious Gifford Lecture series in 1947. It sets out the thesis for which he became famous: religion is the key of history. The book two parallel arguments. First, Dawson argues that religion is, and should be treated as, a separate category of human experience. Second, Dawson claims that religion has a unique place in human culture and has defined and developed different cultures in identifiable ways. Without understanding both premises, he argues, one cannot understand cultural development. Drawing on his profound and sympathetic reading in anthropology, sociology, comparative religion and the literatures of Western and non-Western cultures, Dawson seeks to bridge the gap between religion and the sciences through the tradition of natural theology. His approach respects the natural sciences and their power to plumb the mysteries of the natural world, while recognizing that they cannot, alone, explain religious intimations of the transcendent."--Back cover
 
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