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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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October 8, 2015 Hobbits as agents of evangelisation – Dr Sweeney speaks at Dawson Society

by Tom Gourlay

By Dr Marco Ceccarelli In the latest instalment of the Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture Speakers’ Forum, Dr Conor Sweeny, from Melbourne’s John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, led his audience on an unusual yet intriguing journey …

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October 7, 2015 Don’t Ignore Scripture on the Marriage Questions

by Tom Gourlay

So often in contemporary Catholic and Christian circles, there is a tendency to abandon any reference to Christ and his Church when debating thorny marriage issues in our culture. For those of us in Australia who have not suffered the judicial …

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September 10, 2015 Saint John Paul II and Cardinal Kasper on Mercy and Holiness

by Tom Gourlay

With the Year of Mercy just around the corner, it is fitting to return to what is perhaps the greatest explication of the doctrine of mercy in recent years, that of Pope, now Saint, John Paul II in his encyclical Dives in …

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April 20, 2015 Take Me With You: A Theology of Running Away? – Dr Matthew Tan (Campion College, NSW)

by Tom Gourlay

On 3 February, The Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture was delighted to host Dr Matthew Tan of Campion College in NSW as the presenter at our first Speakers Forum for 2015. Have you ever seen an ad that made …

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November 24, 2015
Prof. Christopher Wortham (UNDA)

Speakers Forum: Shakespeare’s Religion – Prof. Chris Wortham

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