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About This Issue

This issue, the second of two exploring U.S. Catholics’ engagement with the Bible, brings together contributions from Biblical exegetes, historians, and a scholar of religious culture. The articles highlight various ways the Scriptures have influenced Catholic life, devotion, and practice, especially in the post-Vatican II era. Several contributions highlight the work of U.S. Catholic Biblical scholars of international renown.

We are grateful to contributors: Ronald D. Witherup, S.S., superior general of the Society of Priests of St. Sulpice (Sulpicians), provincial of its U.S. Province, 1997−2008, and previously academic dean and professor of Sacred Scripture, St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, California. Gilbert A. Enderle, C.Ss.R., permanent member, Redemptorist Historical Institute, Rome, Italy; Patrick J. Hayes, archivist, Baltimore Province of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists), based in Brooklyn, New York. Donald Senior, C.P., president emeritus and professor of New Testament studies, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He serves on the Pontifical Biblical Commission and as editor of The Bible Today. John R. Donahue, S.J., the Raymond E. Brown Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies (emeritus), St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland. Hillary Kaell, assistant professor of religion, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Contributors to our review of William L. Portier’s new book, Divided Friends: Portraits of the Roman Catholic Modernist Crisis in the United States, include: C. J. T. Talar, professor of theology, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas. Kevin E. Schmiesing, research fellow, the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, Grand Rapids, Michigan. His research and writing focus on the Catholic intellectual tradition, social thought, and economics. Harvey Hill, priest of St. David’s Episcopal Church, Agawam, Massachusetts, and formerly associate professor of religion, Berry College, Mt. Berry, Georgia. And William L. Portier, the Mary Ann Spearin Professor of Catholic Theology, department of religious studies, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. [End Page i]