Formation of Christendom

ISBN-10: 1586172395

ISBN-13: 9781586172398

Edition: 2008

Authors: 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 the ecumenical e
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Christopher Dawson (1889-1970) is recognized as one of the most important Catholic historians of the twentieth century, authoring numerous books, articles, and scholarly monographs. Dawson was lecturer in the History of Culture, University College, Exeter; Gifford lecturer; Charles Chauncey Stillman Chair of Roman Catholic Studies at Harvard University from 1958 to 1962; and editor of the Dublin Review.

Author's Notep. 9
Introductory
Introduction to This Studyp. 13
Christianity and the History of Culturep. 27
The Nature of Culturep. 39
The Growth and Diffusion of Culturep. 58
Beginnings of Christian Culture
The Christian and Jewish Idea of Revelationp. 77
The Coming of the Kingdomp. 93
Christianity and the Greek Worldp. 111
The Christian Empirep. 126
The Influence of Liturgy and Theology on the Development of Byzantine Culturep. 146
The Church and the Conversion of the Barbariansp. 164
Formation of Medieval Christendom: Its Rise and Decline
The Foundation of Europe: The Monks of the Westp. 175
The Carolingian Agep. 189
Feudal Europe and the Age of Anarchyp. 202
The Papacy and Medieval Europep. 213
The Unity of Western Christendomp. 226
The Achievement of Medieval Thoughtp. 241
East and West in the Middle Agesp. 263
The Decline of the Medieval Unityp. 277
Epilogue
The Catholic Idea of a Universal Spiritual Societyp. 295
Indexp. 311
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