Francis J. Beckwith is professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor University, where he also serves as associate director of the graduate program in Philosophy as well as co-director of the Program in Philosophical Studies of Religion. He earned a PhD in philosophy at Fordham University and a master’s in juris prudence at Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri. He is author of several books including Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice, Return to Rome: Confessions of An Evangelical Catholic, and Politics For Christians: Statecraft and Soulcraft. He was the 2008–09 Mary Anne Remick Senior Visiting Fellow in the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame as well as a 2002–03 visiting fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions in the Politics Department at Princeton University.
Timothy W. Burns is professor of government at Baylor University. He is author of Shakespeare’s Political Wisdom, co-author (with Thomas L. Pangle) of Introduction To Political Philosophy, editor of After History? Francis Fukuyama and his Critics, Recovering Reason: Essays in Honor of Thomas L. Pangle, Brill’s Companion to Leo Strauss’ Writings on Classical Political Thought, and co-editor (with Bryan-Paul Frost) of Philosophy, History, and Tyranny. He is author of articles on Homer, Thucydides, Aristophanes, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Shakespeare, [End Page 185] Hobbes, Chesterton, Strauss, Murray, Fukuyama, Putnam, modern liberal republican theory, and liberal education.
Thomas G. Guarino is professor of systematic theology at Seton Hall University. He also serves on the board of the Paradosis Center for Theology and Scripture and as theological co-chairman of the bi-lateral ecumenical group Evangelicals and Catholics Together. His research explores the intersections of philosophy and theology and the proper role of philosophical thinking in theology. He is the author of Vincent of Lerins and the Development of Christian Doctrine, Vattimo and Theology, and Foundations of Systematic Theology. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America (Licentiate of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Sacred Theology) and the Gregorian University in Rome (Bachelor of Sacred Theology), he was also invited in 2002 as a fellow of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey.
Theresa M. Kenney, who received her PhD at Stanford, is associate professor of English at the University of Dallas. She translated and edited Women Are Not Human: An Anonymous Treatise and Responses, and co-edited and contributed to The Christ Child in Medieval Culture: Alpha es et O! along with Mary Dzon. She has authored articles on Dante, John Donne, Robert Southwell, Arcangela Tarabotti, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens.
Ryan Marr earned an MDiv from Duke Divinity School, and is presently a doctoral candidate in the historical theology program at Saint Louis University. His research interests are in the areas of nineteenth century Catholic thought—principally the work of John Henry Newman—the Vatican Councils, and ecumenism. He has recently published an essay on Newman’s Mariology in Contemporary Perspectives on John Henry Newman’s Spirituality, and is contributing an essay on Newman’s views regarding papal infallibility to the Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman (forthcoming 2017). [End Page 186]
Melinda Nielsen is an assistant professor of classical and medieval literature in Baylor University’s Honors College. She completed her PhD in English at the University of Notre Dame. Her book project explores how medieval authors revivify and translate Boethius’s authority, creating a mode of vernacular philosophy.
Louis J. Rouleau is assistant professor of Church history and systematic theology at the Newman Theological College. He received a PhD in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 2012. His dissertation examined desire, eros, and fulfillment in St. Bonaventure. His current project is “Holiness and the History of the Church in Benedict XVI’s General Audiences.” His other areas of interest include Christology and world religions.
Richard A. Spinello is an associate research professor at Boston College and a member of the adjunct faculty at St. John’s Seminary in Boston. He is the author of The Genius of John Paul II: The Great Pope’s Moral Wisdom, The Encyclicals of...