Stories of glass and stone—which told of the holy and sainted—convinced young Christopher Dawson that a saint was a saint not because of his or her individual talents, but as a continuation of the deepest longings and desires… Read More
Source: Christopher Dawson, “Religion and the Totalitarian State,” The Criterion 14 (October 1934), 1-26. cd religion and the totalitarian state 1934
While this is probably of use only to scholars, it’s worth posting the entire Table of Contents of the DUBLIN REVIEW while under Christopher Dawson’s editorial leadership, 1940-1945. Many of the name are good ones: Bernanos, Hollis, Tolkien,… Read More
While not well titled (typically, Dawsonian), the “Editorial Note” served as a vital call to arms for the Catholic Literary Movement of the 20th century. Much like Russell Kirk’s “Apology for a New Review,” Dawson’s few paragraphs beautifully… Read More
As some of you no doubt know, Don Briel–now professor at the University of Mary in North Dakota, after a long career as the founder and fountainhead of the Catholic Studies Program at the University of St. Thomas… Read More
From THE AMERICA PRESS. Enjoy. 1961-cd-interview
Some very nice United Nations’s interviews with Jacques Maritain, Etienne Gilson, and Christopher Dawson. Enjoy. (My apologies for my marginalia). un-interviews-jm-eg-cd-gkc
Still booking through western civilization–but on schedule, amazingly enough. Here is the first lecture on the Medieval period. Or, perhaps more accurately, why you should never call the Middle Ages, “dark.” Here’s hoping you agree.