Joseph Stuart, PhD

Dr. Joseph Stuart is Associate Professor of History and Fellow of Catholic Studies. He has also worked in onion farming and land surveying. He is married to Barbara and together they have two daughters, Ann Marie and Rose.

Dr. Stuart’s scholarly interests concern the relation between religion and culture in modern history. He is interested in that relationship as it is manifested particularly through the phenomena of secular religions and the way these ideologies can serve as replacements for a religious vision in a society. Much of his research has focused on the spiritual and cultural history of the Great War as well as the work of Christopher Dawson.

Major Publications

The Gods of Revolution, by Christopher Dawson, introduction by Joseph T. Stuart (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2015).

Holy Oil,” 360 Review, 1, no. 1 (Fall 2015): 88-97. Co-authored with Professor James Gaston.

“Christopher Dawson and Political Religion,” The Political Science Reviewer 40, no. 1 (2015): 144-167.

“From Gaudium et Spes to the New Evangelization,” The Newman Rambler 11, no. 1 (Winter 2014): 13-18. (Watch recorded presentation)

"Home and School in American Catholic Life," Homiletic and Pastoral Review, (posted July 10, 2014).

Dignitatis Humanae and the New Evangelization,” The Newman Rambler 10, no. 1 (Fall 2013): 6-14. (Watch recorded presentation)

“Yorkshire Days in Edwardian England: E. I. Watkin’s Diary and his Friendship with Christopher Dawson,” introduction and notes by Joseph T. Stuart, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal LXXXIV (2012): 205-223.

“Christopher Dawson and the Idea of Progress,” Logos 14 (Fall 2011): 74-91.

Progresso & Religião: Uma Investigação Histórica, by Christopher Dawson, trans. by Fabio Faria, introduction by Joseph T. Stuart (São Paulo: Realizações 2010).

“The Question of Human Progress in Britain after the Great War,” Britain and the World 1 (September 2008): 53-78.