Joseph C. Atkinson, S.T.D., is associate professor of Scripture at the John Paul II Institute at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He has worked in researching and developing the biblical and theological ground for the domestic church, and he teaches and has written several articles on the biblical structure of the family, hermeneutics, the Jewish background of the family, and its role in covenantal theology.
Romanus Cessario, O.P.,is professor of theology at Saint John's Seminary in Boston. He has published numerous articles and books on moral theology and on the thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas. His latest book is A Short History of Thomism.
Shawn D. Floyd is associate professor of philosophy at Malone College. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Saint Louis University. He has publish articles in several philosophical journals, and his research areas include medieval philosophy and philosophy of religion.
John Haldane is professor of philosophy and director of the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs at the University of St. Andrews. He is author and editor of numerous books, his most recent being An Intelligent Person's Guide to Religion. He is also on the editorial board of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture.
David M. Hammond is associate professor of theology at Wheeling Jesuit University. He has published on John Henry Newman, Bernard Lonergan, and issues in systematic theology.
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Raymond B. Marcin has taught at the Catholic University of America School of Law for over thirty years. He has published articles on legal and religious topics in many journals, including the American Journal of Jurisprudence, the Connecticut Law Review, the Christian Legal Society Quarterly, the National Lawyers Association Review, and Eutopia: A Lay Journal of Catholic Thought.
Deborah Wallace Ruddy is assistant professor in the department of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas and is director of the Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Education program. Her interests are in the foundations of Catholic social thought, Catholic philosophy of education, and the role of religion in public life.
Mary Shivanandan, S.T.L., S.T.D., is professor of theological anthropology with an emphasis on the theology of the body at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. She has published numerous articles in scholarly and general publications and wrote the book Crossing the Threshold of Love: A New Vision of Marriage in the Light of John Paul II's Anthropology.
Beverly J. Smith is an instructor at West Virginia University. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, having written her dissertation on the political and religious implications of AIDS in rural Kenya.