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THE DAWSON SOCIETY

The Christopher Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture is an incorporated, not-for-profit association founded to encourage lay Christian engagement with contemporary philosophical and cultural issues. The Society takes its name from Christopher Dawson, the great English historian of the 20th century who throughout his work saw the world of spiritual belief “as the dynamic element in history and as a real world-transforming power.” It is the hope of the founders that in some small way the Dawson Society may uphold and continue the work of its namesake.

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January 13, 2015 Gary Johns’ Eugenic Proposal

by Tom Gourlay

When former Keating government minister Gary Johns proposed that sustenance payments or ‘the dole’ be tied to mandatory contraception many from across the political divide saw little reason to argue against what is in actual fact a barbaric suggestion. Indeed, …

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October 6, 2014 Catholic Spirituality and Mental Health

by Tom Gourlay

This week is Mental Health Week here in Australia, and we felt it particularly appropriate to share with you a recording of the last lecture hosted by The Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture.Our speaker was Dr Philippa Martyr PhD …

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September 25, 2014 Congratulations Prof. Rowland

by Tom Gourlay

We at the Dawson Society were thrilled by the announcement of Professor Tracey Rowland’s appointment to the International Theological Commission. The Commission, established by Blessed Pope Paul VI in 1969 for the purpose of “assisting the Holy See, and in particular …

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December 16, 2014 The Christian Response to Political Fundamentalism – Mrs Anna Krohn

by Tom Gourlay

On 2 December, The Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture was delighted to host Mrs Anna Krohn as the presenter at our seventh and final Speakers Forum for 2014. Speaking on Christian responses to political fundamentalism and dogmatic relativism, the …

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February 24, 2015
Dr Matthew Tan (Campion College, NSW)

Speakers Forum: ‘Take Me With You: A Theology of Running Away?’

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