The Crisis of Western Education The Works of Christopher Dawson

The Crisis of Western Education  The Works of Christopher Dawson
Author: Christopher Dawson
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780813216836
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Release: 2010-01
Editor: CUA Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

*A new edition of Christopher Dawsons classic work on Christian higher education*

The Making of Europe

The Making of Europe
Author: Christopher Dawson
Pages: 282
ISBN: 0813210836
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Release: 2002
Editor: CUA Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Christopher Dawson concludes that the period of the fourth to the eleventh centuries, commonly known as the Dark Ages, is not a barren prelude to the creative energy of the medieval world. Instead, he argues that it is better described as "ages of dawn" for it is in this rich and confused period that the complex and creative interaction of the Roman empire, the Christian Church, the classical tradition, and barbarous societies provided the foundation for a vital, unified European culture. In an age of fragmentation and the emergence of new nationalist forces, Dawson argued that if "our civilization is to survive, it is essential that it should develop a common European consciousness and sense of historic and organic unity." But he was clear that this unity required sources deeper and more complex than the political and economic movements on which so many had come to depend, and he insisted, prophetically, that Europe would need to recover its Christian roots if it was to survive. In a time of cultural and political ambiguity, The making of Europe is an indispensable work for understanding not only the rich sources but also the contemporary implications of the very idea of Europe.

Sanctifying the World

Sanctifying the World
Author: Bradley J. Birzer
Pages: 316
ISBN: UVA:X030281183
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

English historian and Christian humanist Christopher Dawson stood at the very center of the Catholic literary and intellectual revival in the four decades preceding Vatican II. One can find his influence throughout the twentieth-century Catholic Right. Poet and social critic T. S. Eliot considered him the foremost thinker of his generation, and the founder of American conservatism, Russell Kirk, wrote that he had been "saturated in Dawsonian historical studies [and] my own books reflect Dawson's concepts." Dawson's reputation declined dramatically during the cultural shifts accompanying Vatican II, and few remembered the English Catholic in the final decades of the twentieth century. A revival of interest of Dawson and his body of work increased dramatically in the last years of John Paul II's and the beginning of Benedict's pontificates. This book offers the first study of Dawson's life and thought as a whole. It is especially poignant as a post-9/11 reexamination of the meaning of Western civilization. Sanctifying the World was named by biographer Joseph Pearce as the best book of 2008 and the National Catholic Register named it one of the top eleven books of the year.

Building the Christian Academy

Building the Christian Academy
Author: Arthur Frank Holmes
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9780802847447
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Release: 2001
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Until Relatively Recently, the history of higher education in the West was the story of a Christian academic tradition that played a major role in both intellectual history and the history of the church. Over the last one hundred years, however, we have witnessed the progressive secularization of higher education. George Marsden goes so far as to suggest that the American university has lost its soul. But what was that putatively Christian soul? Precisely what in the Christian tradition has now been lost? And what should we know about that tradition as a condition of practical wisdom for the present? Seeking to answer these questions, Arthur Holmes here explores the Christian tradition of learning, focusing on seven formative episodes in history that pertain to building and maintaining a strong Christian academy today. Holmes's fascinating treatment is set within the history of ideas -- the early church in a pagan culture, Augustine's formative influence on monastery and cathedral schools, the rise and decline of scholasticism, Renaissance humanism's contribution to the Protestant Reformation, the utilitarian view of education that accompanied the scientific revolution, and struggles with Enlightenment secularization -- and incorporates the educational thought of Plato and Isocrates, Clement and Origen, Abelard and Hugh of St. Victor, Aquinas and Bonaventure, Erasmus and the Reformers, Francis Bacon and John Milton, and John Henry Newman.

Habits of Devotion

Habits of Devotion
Author: James M. O'Toole
Pages: 298
ISBN: 0801472555
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Release: 2004
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Habits of Devotion, four senior scholars take the measure of the central religious practices and devotions that by the middle of the twentieth century defined the "ordinary, week-to-week religion" of the majority of American Catholics.

Dying to Be Men

Dying to Be Men
Author: L. Stephanie Cobb
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780231518208
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Release: 2008-09-04
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At once brave and athletic, virtuous and modest, female martyrs in the second and third centuries were depicted as self-possessed gladiators who at the same time exhibited the quintessentially "womanly" qualities of modesty, fertility, and beauty. L. Stephanie Cobb explores the double embodiment of "male" and "female" gender ideals in these figures, connecting them to Greco-Roman virtues and the construction of Christian group identities. Both male and female martyrs conducted their battles in the amphitheater, a masculine environment that enabled the divine combatants to showcase their strength, virility, and volition. These Christian martyr accounts also illustrated masculinity through the language of justice, resistance to persuasion, and-more subtly but most effectively-the juxtaposition of "unmanly" individuals (usually slaves, the old, or the young) with those at the height of male maturity and accomplishment (such as the governor or the proconsul). Imbuing female martyrs with the same strengths as their male counterparts served a vital function in Christian communities. Faced with the possibility of persecution, Christians sought to inspire both men and women to be braver than pagan and Jewish men. Yet within the community itself, traditional gender roles had to be maintained, and despite the call to be manly, Christian women were expected to remain womanly in relation to the men of their faith. Complicating our understanding of the social freedoms enjoyed by early Christian women, Cobb's investigation reveals the dual function of gendered language in martyr texts and its importance in laying claim to social power.

Religion and the Rise of Western Culture

Religion and the Rise of Western Culture
Author: Christopher Dawson
Pages: 242
ISBN: OCLC:153965787
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Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Thriving at College

Thriving at College
Author: Alex Chediak
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781414352671
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Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Going to college can be exciting, anxiety inducing, and expensive! You want your child to get the most out of their college experience—what advice do you give? Thriving at College by Alex Chediak is the perfect gift for a college student or a soon-to-be college student. Filled with wisdom and practical advice from a seasoned college professor and student mentor, Thriving at College covers the ten most common mistakes that college students make—and how to avoid them! Alex leaves no stone unturned—he discusses everything from choosing a major and discerning one’s vocation to balancing academics and fun, from cultivating relationships with peers and professors to helping students figure out what to do with their summers. Most importantly, this book will help students not only keep their faith but build a vibrant faith and become the person God created them to be.

The Formation of Christendom

The Formation of Christendom
Author: Christopher Dawson
Pages: 319
ISBN: 9781586172398
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Release: 2008
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Progress and Religion

Progress and Religion
Author: Christopher Dawson
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9780813218199
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Release: 2012-08-09
Editor: CUA Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Progress and Religion was perhaps the most influential of all Christopher Dawson's books, establishing him as an interpreter of history and a historian of ideas.

Humanism in Economics and Business

Humanism in Economics and Business
Author: Domènec Melé,Martin Schlag
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9789401797047
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Release: 2015-02-25
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book offers different perspectives on Humanism as developed by Catholic Social Teaching, with a particular focus on its relevance in economics and business. The work is composed of three sections, covering what is meant by Christian Humanism, how it links with economic activity, and its practical relevance in the business world of today. It reviews the historical development of Christian Humanism and discusses the arguments which justify it in the current cultural context and how it contributes to human development. The book argues that the current recognition of human dignity and the existence of innate human rights are both ultimately rooted in Christian Humanism. It sets out the importance of the concept for economic activities, and how Christian Humanism can serve as a metaphysical foundation and ethical basis for a social market economy. Applying Christian Humanism to business leads to the centrality of the person in organizations and to seeing the company as a community of persons working together for the common good. Three thought-provoking case studies illustrate the wide-reaching positive impacts of applying Christian Humanism in the organization.​

The Jew of Culture

The Jew of Culture
Author: Philip Rieff
Pages: 217
ISBN: 0813927064
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Release: 2008
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The purpose of this collection of Rieff's writings ... is to trace the evolution of the 'Jews of culture' over the course of his work." --introd.

In Procession Before the World

In Procession Before the World
Author: Robin Darling Young
Pages: 70
ISBN: UOM:39015053375708
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Renewing the Mind

Renewing the Mind
Author: Ryan N.S. Topping
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780813227313
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Release: 2015-08-15
Editor: CUA Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Renewing the Mind includes an introductory essay on the history and renewal of Catholic education, followed by 38 selections each with an introduction, biography, and study questions; adorning the text throughout are illustrations from the National Gallery of Art. Educators of children and college students will find this an essential guide to the best of what has been said about what it means to be conformed to the mind of Christ.

The Catholic Table Finding Joy Where Food and Faith Meet

The Catholic Table  Finding Joy Where Food and Faith Meet
Author: Emily Stimpson Chapman
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781945125072
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Release: 2016-10-01
Editor: Emmaus Road Publishing
Language: en

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The Case for Classical Christian Education

The Case for Classical Christian Education
Author: Douglas Wilson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781433516467
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Release: 2002-11-12
Editor: Crossway
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Newspapers are filled with stories about poorly educated children, ineffective teachers, and cash-strapped school districts. In this greatly expanded treatment of a topic he first dealt with in Rediscovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Douglas Wilson proposes an alternative to government-operated school by advocating a return to classical Christian education with its discipline, hard work, and learning geared to child development stages. As an educator, Wilson is well-equipped to diagnose the cause of America's deteriorating school system and to propose remedies for those committed to their children's best interests in education. He maintains that education is essentially religious because it deals with the basic questions about life that require spiritual answers-reading and writing are simply the tools. Offering a review of classical education and the history of this movement, Wilson also reflects on his own involvement in the process of creating educational institutions that embrace that style of learning. He details elements needed in a useful curriculum, including a list of literary classics. Readers will see that classical education offers the best opportunity for academic achievement, character growth, and spiritual education, and that such quality cannot be duplicated in a religiously-neutral environment.

Beauty for Truth s Sake

Beauty for Truth s Sake
Author: Stratford Caldecott
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781493410606
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Release: 2017-05-16
Editor: Brazos Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based in the riches of Christian worship and tradition, this brief, eloquently written introduction to Christian thinking and worldview helps readers put back together again faith and reason, truth and beauty, and the fragmented academic disciplines. By reclaiming the classic liberal arts and viewing disciplines such as science and mathematics through a poetic lens, the author explains that unity is present within diversity. Now repackaged with a new foreword by Ken Myers, this book will continue to benefit parents, homeschoolers, lifelong learners, Christian students, and readers interested in the history of ideas.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Author: Carl Anderson,Eduardo Chavez
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781524760236
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Release: 2017-12-05
Editor: Image
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nearly a decade after Spain's conquest of Mexico, the future of Christianity on the American continent was very much in doubt. Confronted with a hostile colonial government and Native Americans wary of conversion, the newly-appointed bishop-elect of Mexico wrote to tell the King of Spain that, unless there was a miracle, the continent would be lost. Between December 9 and December 12, 1531, that miracle happened, and it forever changed the future of the continent. It was then that the Virgin Mary famously appeared to a Native American Christian convert on a hilltop outside of what is now Mexico City. The image she left imprinted on his cloak or tilma has puzzled scientists for centuries, and yet Our Lady of Gudalupe's place in history is profound. A continent that just months before the apparitions seemed completely lost to Christianity suddenly and inexplicably embraced it by the millions. Our Lady of Guadalupe's message of love replaced the institutionalized violence of the Aztec culture, and built a bridge between two worlds -- the old and the new -- that were just ten years earlier engaged in brutal warfare. Today, Our Lady of Guadalupe continues to inspire the devotion of millions. From Canada to Argentina -- and even beyond the Americas -- one finds great devotion to her, and great appreciation for her message of love, unity and hope. Today reproductions of the Virgin's miraculous image can be seen throughout North and South America, in churches and homes, on billboards and even clothing apparel. Her shrine in Mexico City, where the miraculous image is housed to this day, is one of the most visited in the world. In Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love, Anderson & Chavez trace the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe from the sixteenth century to the present discuss of how her message was and continues to be an important catalyst for religious and cultural transformation. Looking at Our Lady of Guadalupe as a model of the Church and Juan Diego as a model for all Christians who seek to answer Christ's call of conversion and witness, the authors explore the changing face of the Catholic Church in North, Central, and South America, and they show how Our Lady of Guadalupe's message was not only historically significant, but how it speaks to contemporary issues confronting the American continents and people today.

Religion and the Modern State

Religion and the Modern State
Author: Christopher Dawson
Pages: 154
ISBN: UOM:39015058686950
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Release: 1936
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Pope Considered in His Relations with the Church

The Pope  Considered in His Relations with the Church
Author: Joseph Marie comte de Maistre
Pages: 369
ISBN: BL:A0019043817
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Release: 1850
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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