Bradley J. Birzer

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Bradley J. Birzer
Alma materUniversity of Notre Dame
Indiana University
OccupationHistorian
EmployerHillsdale College

Bradley J. Birzer is an American historian. He is a History professor and the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College, and the author of five books.

Early life[edit]

Birzer graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1990.[1] He earned a PhD from Indiana University in 1998.[1]

Career[edit]

Birzer is a History professor and the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College.[1]

Birzer is the author of several books. His first book was about Roman Catholicism in Tolkien's novels.[2] His second book looked at Saint Augustine's influence on Christopher Dawson.[3] His third book was a biography of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.[4] His two other books were about Neil Peart and Russell Kirk.

From 2014-2015, Birzer was Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at the University of Colorado Boulder's Center for Western Civilization, Thought & Policy.[5]

Selected works[edit]

  • Birzer, Bradley J. (2003). J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth. Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Book. ISBN 9781932236200. OCLC 54742159.
  • Birzer, Bradley J. (2007). Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson. Front Royal, Virginia: Christendom Press. ISBN 9780931888861. OCLC 230095474.
  • Birzer, Bradley J. (2014). American Cicero: Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Books. ISBN 9781497635715. OCLC 883300592.
  • Birzer, Bradley J. (2015). Neil Peart: Cultural (Re)Percussions. Colorado Springs, Colorado: WordFire Press. ISBN 9781614753544. OCLC 923310688.
  • Birzer, Bradley J. (2015). Russell Kirk: American Conservative. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 9780813166193. OCLC 973052580.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Brad Birzer". Hillsdale College. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S SANCTIFYING MYTH: Understanding Middle-Earth". Publishers Weekly. October 28, 2002. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Philip Irving (March 1, 2010). "Book Review: Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson". Christianity & Literature. 59 (2): 369–371. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  4. ^ McDaniel, Stefan (August 2010). "American Cicero by Bradley J. Birzer". First Things. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  5. ^ https://www.colorado.edu/cwctp/conservative-thought-policy/conservative-scholars/bradley-j-birzer