Adam Schwartz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of History

Contact Information:

Adam Schwartz, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630


B.A., Marquette University
M.A., Northwestern University
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Classes Taught

  • History of Western Civilization II
  • History of Western Civilization III
  • History of Modern Germany
  • Causes and Effects of the Communist Revolution
  • The Catholic Literary Revival
  • American History to 1850
  • American History from 1850 to 1939
  • Modern British History
  • The Inklings
  • Historiography


Reading and writing

Areas of Expertise

Twentieth Century Christian thought

Selected Scholarship

The Third Spring: G.K. Chesterton, Graham Greene, Christopher Dawson and David Jones (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University Press, 2005)

“Swords of Honor: The Revival of Orthodox Christianity in Twentieth-Century Britain,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 4 (Winter 2001): 11-33.

“The Mind of a Maker: An Introduction to the Thought of Dorothy L. Sayers Through Her Letters,” Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity 13 (May 2000): 28-38.

“I Thought the Church and I Wanted the Same Thing: Opposition to Twentieth-Century Liturgical Change in the Thought of Graham Greene, Christopher Dawson, and David Jones,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 1 (Fall 1998): 36-65.

“Theologies of History in G.K. Chesterton’s The Everlasting Man and in David Jones’ The Anathemata,” The Chesterton Review 23 (February & May 1997): 65-83.

“G.K.C.’s Methodical Madness: Sanity and Social Control in Chesterton,” Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 49 (Fall 1996): 23-40.

“Christianity’s Dangerous Edge: ‘Belief,’ ‘Faith,’ and ‘Doubt’ in Graham Greene’s Writing,” Thematica: Historical Research and Review 3 (May 1996): 2-29.

“It is Good to Be Here: G.K. Chesterton’s The Thing and the Thought of Graham Greene,” Faith & Reason 21 (Spring/Summer 1995): 101-19.

“What They Saw in America: G.K. Chesterton’s and Christopher Dawson’s Views of the United States,” in Christopher Dawson: Historian for the Twenty-first Century, ed. Gleaves Whitney (Wilmington: ISI Books, 2002, forthcoming).

“The Muggeridge Conundrum,” Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity 11 (March/April 1998): 37-40.

Professional Affiliations

Board of Directors of the American Chesterton Society (charter member)

Editorial Advisory Board of Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review

Book Review Editor for Faith & Reason

Freshman Academic Adviser at Christendom College

Midwest Chesterton Society

G.K. Chesterton Society (International)

New York C.S. Lewis Society

Southern California C.S. Lewis Society

Conference on Christianity and Literature

American Historical Association

Marguerite Eyer Wilbur Foundation Fellowship

Honorable Mention Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award of Northwestern University

Phi Beta Kappa


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