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Progress and Religion was perhaps the most influential of all Christopher Dawson's books, establishing him as an interpreter of history and a historian of ideas.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-xx
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xxi-xxvi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. Dawson’s Table of Contents
  2. pp. 5-12
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  1. Part I
  2. pp. 13-14
  1. I. Sociology and the Idea of Progress
  2. pp. 15-29
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  1. II. History and the Idea of Progress
  2. pp. 30-46
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  1. III. Anthropology and the Theory of Progress: The Material Foundations of Culture
  2. pp. 47-62
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  1. IV. The Comparative Study of Religions and the Spiritual Element in Culture
  2. pp. 63-78
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  1. Part II
  2. pp. 79-80
  1. V. Religion and the Origins of Civilization
  2. pp. 81-96
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  1. VI. The Rise of the World Religions
  2. pp. 97-119
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  1. VII. Christianity and the Rise of Western Civilization
  2. pp. 120-139
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  1. VIII. The Secularization of Western Culture and the Rise of the Religion of Progress
  2. pp. 140-157
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  1. IX. The Age of Science and Industrialism: The Decline of the Religion of Progress
  2. pp. 158-180
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  1. X. Conclusion
  2. pp. 181-192
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 193-194
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  1. Index of Proper Names
  2. pp. 195-198
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813218199
Related ISBN
9780813210155
MARC Record
OCLC
606747417
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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