Christopher Dawson

British historian

Christopher Henry Dawson (12 October 1889 – 25 May 1970) was an English Catholic historian, independent scholar, who wrote many books on cultural history and emphasized the necessity on how Western culture must be in continuity with Christianity to not stagnate and deteriorate.

Christopher Dawson

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  • As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
  • I learnt more during my school-days from my visits to the Cathedral at Winchester than I did from the hours of religious instruction in school. That great church with its tombs of the Saxon kings and the mediaeval statesmen-bishops gave one a greater sense of the magnitude of the religious element in our culture and the depths of its roots in our national life than anything one could learn from books.
    • Understanding Europe (Doubleday Image Books: 1960), pp. 223-24.

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