About Russell Hittinger

F. Rus­sell Hit­tinger is William K. War­ren Pro­fes­sor of Catholic Stud­ies and Re­search Pro­fes­sor of Law at the Uni­ver­sity of Tulsa. His research focuses on the intersection of philosophy, religion, and law. Dr. Hittinger is on the governing council of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is the author of The First Grace: Rediscovering the Natural Law in a Post-Christian World.

How Would Christopher Dawson Redeem the West?

By |2019-07-14T13:53:06-05:00July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Christopher Dawson, St. John Henry Newman, Timeless Essays, Western Civilization|

Christopher Dawson held that the Christian religion created a distinctive culture that not only preceded, but has continued long after, the thirteenth century. It is only by examining this cultural dynamism that one can appreciate why modern society is a mutilated, or a “secularized,” version of Christendom… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords [...]

How Would Christopher Dawson Redeem the West?

By |2019-04-30T16:46:24-05:00March 12th, 2016|Categories: Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Christopher Dawson, Western Civilization|

Soren Kierkegaard observed that a distinguishing mark of modern culture is its preoccupation with theories of historical progress. Whether he is a philosopher or a shopkeeper, modern man secretly believes that there exists some hidden hand that moves the system of history along. The individual is called upon by an array of public authorities to serve [...]

Why Did Liberal Humanism Fail?

By |2016-02-12T15:27:56-06:00August 29th, 2015|Categories: Christian Humanism, Christianity, Christopher Dawson, Modernity|

Christianity and the New Age, by Christopher Dawson (Manchester: Sophia Institute Press, 1985) Christianity and the New Age was first published in 1931. Sophia Press has republished the book in a handsome new edition, including an introductory essay by John J. Mulloy, specially written for the volume. In this little book, Christopher Dawson (1889-1970) explains why liberal [...]

The Great His­to­rian of Cul­ture: Christo­pher Daw­son

By |2017-06-27T12:11:44-05:00March 8th, 2011|Categories: Books, Christian Humanism, Christopher Dawson|Tags: |

A Historian and His World: A Life of Christopher Dawson by Christina Scott. With a new introduction by Russell Kirk, and a postscript by Christo­pher Daw­son: “Memories of a Victorian Childhood.” Christo­pher Daw­son was the most illustrious Catholic historian of our cen­tury. He was perhaps the last of a breed of freelance scholars and writers (e.g. Hume, [...]

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