John J. Miller of NRO's "Between the Covers" interviews Bradley J. Birzer, professor of history at Hillsdale College and author of Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson (Christendom Press, 2007). A good introduction to the great historian's thought and his influence on thinkers including T.S. Eliot, J.R.R. Tolkien, Russell Kirk, and others. I'll be posting my recent interview with Dr. Birzer in the next few days on Ignatius Insight.
Related books available from Ignatius Press:
• Dynamics Of World History, by Christopher Dawson. A collection of essays by Dawson.
• Literary Converts, by Joseph Pearce. Contains a section on Dawson and discusses his conversion to Catholicism (he was raised Anglican) and his influence on leading Catholic intellectuals of the 20th century.