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Religion and Culture 1947–1949

Christopher Dawson

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Humanism fails to withstand the radical secularization of the humanist tradition. These lectures discuss the historical role of religion and religious knowledge in society, the need to study the phenomenon of religion as a source of cultural knowledge, and the potential of spiritual life to operate as an instrument of cultural change.
KEY WORDS: Enlightenment humanism, Romanticism, Mythology, Prophecy, Mysticism, Social change, Monasticism, Monarchy, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism

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OnlineSheed and Ward1948
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Templeton Press