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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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May 6, 2016 Dante Turns 750: His Medieval Masterpiece and our Modern Search for Meaning

by Tom Gourlay

Many of you would fondly remember the Paideia Lecture series we ran in 2014 with Associate Professor John Kinder. Kinder’s lectures were recently published as an article at the Australian eJournal of Theology. The eJournal is open access and, as …

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March 8, 2016 Education as if People Mattered – Dr David Daintree

by Dawson Society

The following is the paper presented by Dr David Daintree of the Christopher Dawson Center for Cultural Studies in Hobart, Tasmania to the Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture Inc. in Perth WA on 1 March 2016. This paper first …

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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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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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May 21, 2016
Professor John Haldane

A Morning with Professor John Haldane

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