The South Atlantic Quarterly 101.2 (2002) 435-439
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Jean Baudrillard is professor emeritus at the University of Paris. He is a professor of philosophy of culture and media criticism at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where he teaches an intensive summer seminar. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including System of Objects, Consumer Society, Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign, The Mirror of Production, Symbolic Exchange and Death, On Seduction, Simulacra and Simulation, Fatal Strategies, America, The Transparency of Evil, and Cool Memories.
Michael J. Baxter,a Catholic priest and member of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, is assistant professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. He has published articles in the DePaul Law Review, Pro Ecclesia, Communio, The Thomist, and other journals. During the fall of 1984, he cofounded Andre House, a house of hospitality serving the poor and homeless of downtown Phoenix, where he lived and worked until the fall of 1988. He is national secretary for the Catholic Peace Fellowship, an organization dedicated to supporting Catholics and others who conscientiously object to participation in war. He is currently writing a book on Catholic social ethics in the United States, tentatively entitled Seeking the Other City.
Robert N. Bellah is Elliott Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. He was educated at Harvard University, receiving the B.A. in 1950 and the Ph.D. in 1955. His publications include Tokugawa Religion, Beyond Belief, The Broken Covenant, and The New Religious Consciousness. In 1985 he published Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life, written in collaboration with Richard Madsen, William Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven Tipton. In 1991 the same five authors published The Good Society. In 2000 Bellah was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Clinton.
Daniel Berrigan is a Catholic priest, social activist, and poet who has written more than fifty books, including The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (1970), Wisdom: The Feminine Face of God (2002), And the Risen Bread: Selected Poems 1957–1997, and Uncommon Prayer (1978), as well as numerous films.
Wendell Berry is a conservationist, farmer, essayist, novelist, and poet. He has worked a farm in Henry County, Kentucky, since 1965. He is a former professor of English at the University of Kentucky and a past fellow of both the Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has received numerous awards for his work, including an award from the National Institute and Academy of Arts and Letters in 1971, and most recently, the T. S. Eliot Award. He has written more than thirty books, including Home Economics, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, The Gift of Good Land, Another Turn of the Crank, Recollected Essays: 1965–1980, Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community, and Meeting the Expectations of the Land, edited with Wes Jackson and Bruce Colman.
Vincent J. Cornell is the director of the King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of Arkansas. He has devoted more than twenty years to the study of Sufism in Morocco and Islamic Spain. His book Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism (1998) is widely regarded as a scholarly breakthrough. He is currently engaged in a study of Islam and the philosophy of liberalism.
Stanley M. Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School. His books include Truthfulness and Tragedy: Further Investigations in Christian Ethics (1977), The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics (1983), Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony, with Will Willimon (1989), The Truth about God: The Ten Commandments in Christian Life, with Will Willimon (1999), With the Grain of the Universe: The Church's Witness and Natural Theology (2001), and most recently, The Hauerwas Reader, edited by John Berkman and Michael Cartwright.
Fredric R. Jameson is William A. Lane Jr. Professor of Comparative Literature, professor of Romance studies (French), and chair of the Literature Program at Duke University. His most recent books include Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism...