Peter M. Collins has taught undergraduate and graduate students in schools and departments of both philosophy and education. For thirty-two years he was a full-time faculty member at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; but he also has taught and lectured in other universities in the United States (including the island of Guam), Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan. He has published two books; and his articles and book reviews in philosophy and education have appeared in about thirty different scholarly journals published in the United States, Australia, England, Ireland, India, Taiwan, South Africa, Nigeria, and the Philippines. He currently is senior research fellow at the Institute for the History of Philosophy and Pedagogy in Rockville, Maryland.
Roger Duncan holds a PhD in philosophy from Yale University. He taught philosophy at the University of Connecticut, Hartford Branch, for twenty-seven years, then at Fairfield University for seven, and currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. He is the author of numerous articles on classical and Thomistic philosophy. He is director of education of the Promisek Center at Three Rivers Farm in Bridgewater, Connecticut.
John Gavin, SJ, was ordained in 2002 and completed his doctorate at the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum in Rome in 2007 with [End Page 174] a dissertation on Maximus the Confessor. From 2007 to 2010 he taught in Rome at the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Gregorian University. He is now assistant professor in the department of religious studies in the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. His current monograph examines the Christology of John Scottus Eriugena.
Frank L. Jones is professor of security studies at the U.S. Army War College, where he holds the General Dwight D. Eisenhower Chair of National Security. An expert in national security policy and strategy, he is the author of Blowtorch: Robert Komer, Vietnam, and American Cold War Strategy.
Michael Hollerich is professor of theology at the University of Saint Thomas, where he teaches courses in Church history. He has research interests in the early Christian period, especially the writings of Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339), and in modern German Church history. His most recent book is a translation of Erik Peterson’s Theological Tractates (Stanford University Press, 2011).
Molly Morrison is associate professor of Italian at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where she teaches Italian language and literature. She also directs the “Italian in Florence” study abroad program in Italy each summer. She has published various articles on Dante, Angela of Foligno, and Catherine of Siena.
Erik Peterson (1890–1960) was a German patristics scholar and a convert to Roman Catholicism. His technical scholarship on early Christianity is still cited by scholars today. His theological legacy in recent years has been receiving due attention as the distinctive voice of “an outsider,” and for its contribution to the renewal of Catholic theology prior to the Second Vatican Council. At a symposium in Rome in October 2010, on the fiftieth anniversary of his death, Pope Benedict XVI paid tribute to him and spoke of the role Peterson played in his own theological formation. The papers from the [End Page 175] symposium have now been published as Erik Peterson—La presenza teologica di un outsider, G. Caronello, ed. (Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013).
Daniel P. Toma is associate professor of biology at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, where he teaches genetics and entomology. His biological research interests are behavior genetics, using the fruit fly and the honey bee as models. He is the faculty liaison at the MNSU Newman Center where he leads a theology discussion group. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois in biology (genetics) and was a researcher for several years at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, California, a private non-for-profit research institute devoted to the structure and function of the brain, founded by Nobel Laureate, Gerald Edelman. He is currently writing a book on the relationship between Catholicism and science. [End Page 176]