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Christopher Dawson

Started by ptlopes, January 30, 2022, 06:43:17 PM

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ptlopes

Hi, everyone

What do you think of the English historian Christopher Dawson?

I know he wasn't exactly a Thomist but did he wrote from the perspective of the Catholic orthodoxy and the Church's perennial philosophy?

I heard he was an "ecumenist" and that he was sometimes sympathetic to humanism, for example. Was his ecumenism contrary to pre-Vatican II Church doctrine?

Thank you!
Pedro

Geremia


QuoteChristopher Dawson
Dawson, Christopher 1889-1970? I'm not familiar with him.

ptlopes

Quote from: Geremia on January 30, 2022, 07:14:44 PM
QuoteChristopher Dawson
Dawson, Christopher 1889-1970? I'm not familiar with him.


Geremia, thank you for your answer! That's him!

Kephapaulos

Timothy Flanders of The Meaning of Catholic would recommend Christopher Dawson's writing as a source of history.