Natalie Carnes is assistant professor of theology at Baylor University. She received her PhD from Duke University and has previously published on skepticism and theological anthropology. Her current research focuses on Christology and images.
Jerome Donnelly received his PhD in English and General Literature from the University of Michigan. He taught at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and the University of Central Florida (Orlando), where he spent most of his teaching years, offering courses in English, world literature, and literary theory. Since retiring, he has taught occasionally as an International Fellow in the university's Office of International Studies. He is co-author of Human Rights: A User's Guide and has published articles on Stendhal, Thackeray, Tolkien, Dwight Macdonald, Aristotle (in connection with Star Wars), and several articles on the satires of John Dryden.
David Foote is associate professor of Catholic studies and history at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research and teaching focuses on medieval church and society, especially the role of the Church in the development of the Italian city-states.
L. Joseph Hebert, Jr. is associate professor of political science and leadership studies and director of pre-law studies at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. He is the author of More than Kings and Less than Men: Tocqueville on the Promise and Perils of Democratic Individualism, [End Page 185] and co-editor of Alexis de Tocqueville and the Art of Democratic Statesmanship. His most recent publications include "Tocqueville, Cicero, Augustine, and the Limits of the Polis" and "Tocqueville's 'Administrative Decentralization' and the Catholic Principle of Subsidiarity."
Jeffrey S. Lehman teaches at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. He holds a PhD in philosophy from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas and serves as a fellow of the Center for Thomas More Studies and founding director of the Arts of Liberty Project (www.artsofliberty.com), an initiative to provide resources for teachers and students of the liberal arts and liberal education. He has published on several authors including Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, Augustine, and Thomas More.
Paul Murray, OP, is an Irish Dominican. He works in Rome, Italy, where he teaches the literature of the mystical tradition at the Angelicum University. His two most recent books are: Praying with Confidence: Aquinas on the Lord's Prayer (Continuum 2010) and In the Grip of Light: The Dark and Bright Journey of Christian Contemplation (Bloomsbury 2012).
Ezra Sullivan, OP, is a Dominican priest of the Province of St. Joseph. As an undergraduate, he attended St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland; while in solemn vows, he received a license of sacred theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. Currently he serves as parochial vicar at St. Gertrude parish in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the novitiate of his province resides.
Luis Valenzuela-Vermehren received his PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics & Political Science. He is assistant professor of political theory and international politics at the Catholic University of Temuco, Chile. His research interests include sixteenth-century Spanish political thought, international relations theory, and ideology in international politics. [End Page 186]