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About the Author

Dr. Joseph T. Stuart
Chair, History Program
University of Mary

Joseph T. Stuart, PhD, serves as Program Chair of History and is a founding faculty member and Fellow of Catholic Studies at the University of Mary.

In addition to earning a PhD in modern intellectual history from the University of Edinburgh, he holds an MLitt in modern history from the University of St. Andrews and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Catholic Culture from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. His scholarly interests concern the relation between religion and culture in modern history, and he has drawn inspiration from the work of English cultural historian Christopher Dawson. He is the author of Rethinking the Enlightenment: Faith in the Age of Reason.

Published Pieces

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Christopher Dawson, Culture, and the Spiritual Vacuum of the Modern West

Drs. Joseph Stuart and David Tamisiea discuss the ongoing impact of cultural historian Christopher Dawson, including his insights of the spiritual vacuum of the modern West.

Dr. Joseph T. Stuart
Dr. David Tamisiea
Oct 5, 2022
Versailles, France

Engaging the Enlightenment: A Symposium

What is the Enlightenment, and how does it relate to Christianity? Drs. Blum and Stuart explore the Enlightenment and its implications for Christian thought and culture.

Dr. Christopher Blum
Dr. Joseph T. Stuart
Apr 15, 2021
The Erechtheion on the Acropolis of Athens

The Institutional Imagination

Human history has been impacted powerfully by figures possessed of the imaginative vision needed to recognize the problems of their times and incarnate their vision in institutional forms.

Dr. Joseph T. Stuart
Dec 4, 2020