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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 1, 2014 We need your help!

by Tom Gourlay

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 18, 2013 Beauty will save the world?

by Tom Gourlay

The Dawson Society was recently honoured to host Professor Tracey Rowland, Dean of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne. Professor Rowland flew across the country to give a public lecture titled “What did Dostoyevsky mean when …

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September 3, 2014 Paideia Lecture Series | Dante’s Divine Comedy – A Medieval Masterpiece and the Modern Search For Meaning

by Tom Gourlay

The Dawson Society for Philosophy and Culture was thrilled to have secure Professor John Kinder of the University of Western Australia to deliver the Society’s inaugural Paideia Lecture Series. Professor Kinder, recent recipient of the prestigious Commendatore della Stella d’Italia (Commander of …

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October 14, 2014
Karl Schmude

Speakers Forum: The Artist and the Architect – G.K. Chesterton and Christopher Dawson

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