Christopher Dawson has said that a society which does not know its own
history is like a man suffering from amnesia.
We cannot really know where we are,
if we do not know how we got here.
This applies to the Christian community.
From his book Knowing God
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one,
and every one of its main aspects, moral,
political and scientific,
brings us back to the need of a religious solution.