Adam Schwartz | Christendom College


Adam Schwartz

schwartzAssociate Professor

Where were you educated?
B.A., Marquette University
M.A., Northwestern University
Ph.D., Northwestern University

What classes do you teach?
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

What is your favorite class to teach?
The Catholic Literary Revival and The Inklings

Do you have any hobbies?
Reading and writing

What do you like most about Christendom?
Being close to the John Paul II Generation, and being inspired by their quest for depth, substance, and truth in a spirit of joy and hope while being able to share my devotion to authors like Chesterton, Greene, Tolkien, and Dawson with them

What are your areas of expertise and/or research?
Twentieth Century Christian thought

Where have you been published?
The Third Spring: G.K. Chesterton, Graham Creene, 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.

What kind of professional activities and associations are you active in?
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

Contact Information:
Dr. Adam Schwartz
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630
W: 800.877.5456 ext. 1321
F: 540.636.1655