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Andrew Dinan is assistant professor of classics and early Christian literature at Ave Maria University. He was educated at the University of Notre Dame, the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, and The Catholic University of America. His research is largely concerned with the patristic appropriation of classical literature and culture. He has published in the Journal of Early Christian Studies and The Studia Philonica Annual.

Brad S. Gregory is Dorothy G. Griffin Associate Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Notre Dame, where he has taught since 2003. From 1996 to 2003 he taught in the history department and received early tenure at Stanford University. Prior to that he was a junior fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows and earned his PhD in history from Princeton University. His first book, Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Harvard University Press, 1999), received six book awards. He is currently writing a book about the Reformation era and the making of modernity.

Sean Patrick Lovett is a lecturer in communications at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, as well as the head of the 105 Channel and the English and Italian divisions of Vatican Radio. [End Page 186]

Tim Muldoon received his PhD in Catholic systematic theology from Duquesne University in 1998. He is assistant to the vice president for University Mission and Ministry at Boston College, where he also is adjunct associate professor in the Honors Program. He is the author of three books, most recently Seeds of Hope: Young Adults and the Catholic Church in the United States (Paulist, 2008), and the editor of the 2008 annual volume of the College Theology Society, titled Catholic Identity and the Laity. He is also the editor of Love One Another: Catholic Perspectives on Sustaining Marriage, forthcoming from Crossroad.

Sr. Damien Marie Savino, FSE, holds a PhD in environmental engineering and an MA in theology from The Catholic University of America. She teaches environmental science and Catholic studies at University of St. Thomas in Houston and is chair of the environmental science and studies department. She pursues ongoing work on the relationship between faith and science and is actively involved in developing an integrally Catholic approach to environmental issues. She recently published a book titled The Contemplative River: The Confluence Between People and Place in Ecological Restoration (VDM Verlag, 2008). She is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.

Thomas D. Williams, LC, is professor of moral theology and Catholic social doctrine at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum in Rome. He is a corresponding academician of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, and senior fellow of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology, as well as Vatican analyst for CBS News in New York. His ten books include Who Is My Neighbor? Personalism and the Foundations of Human Rights (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2005) and Knowing Right from Wrong: A Christian Guide to Conscience (New York: Hachette, 2008). [End Page 187]

Ralph C. Wood is University Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He holds BA and MA degrees from Texas A&M University–Commerce, as well as MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago. From 1971 to 1997 he taught on the faculty of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he was the John Allen Easley Professor of Religion from 1990. His books include The Comedy of Redemption: Christian Faith and Comic Vision in Four American Novelists (University of Notre Dame, 1988); Contending for the Faith: The Church’s Engagement with Culture (Baylor, 2003); The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth (Westminster John Knox, 2004); Flannery O’Connor and the Christ-Haunted South (Eerdmans, 2004); Literature and Theology (Abingdon, 2008); Preaching and Professing: Sermons by a Teacher Seeking to Proclaim the Gospel (Eerdmans, 2009). [End Page 188]



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