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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 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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November 11, 2013 Religion & Politics: Volatile Mix or Perfect Partnership?

by Tom Gourlay

In polite conversation there are two topics, they say, that one should never bring up. One is religion, the other is Politics. In public debate, and no more so than in the political arena, it is often argued that somehow …

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October 20, 2014 The Artist and the Architect: G.K. Chesterton & Christopher Dawson – Karl Schmude

by Tom Gourlay

The Dawson Society was delighted to host Mr Karl Schmude as the presenter at our sixth Speakers Forum for 2014. Speaking on the thought on and work of two giants of 20th century Catholic, the great Gilbert Kieth Chesterton and …

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December 2, 2014
Mrs Anna Krohn

Speakers Forum: ‘Christian Vocation and the Response to Political Fundamentalism’

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