By Christopher Dawson

In a time of exceptional yet selective amnesia within the West mirrored possibly such a lot dramatically within the denial of the Christian roots of Europe within the first drafts of the eu structure, figuring out Europe is as correct this present day because it used to be on its first visual appeal in 1952. Christopher Dawson wrote of the uneasiness that characterised twentieth-century Western civilization within the aftermath of 2 disastrous international conflicts and the try to construct a brand new secular civilization on impersonal fiscal forces. He wanted a unified Europe, yet one unified by means of a typical Christian religion.

Recognizing the emphasis on financial software and mass productiveness in eu tradition, Dawson argued renewed examine of Christian religion and tradition was once crucial that allows you to get well the deeper feel of eu harmony. In realizing Europe, Dawson expresses a wish for Europe to rediscover and renew its foundational Christian resources so as to get better a deeper experience of integrity.

This variation contains an advent by way of George Weigel.

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