- About the Authors
Donald A. Crosby is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Colorado State University, where he taught for 36 years. His research interests are American philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of nature. His latest published book is Living with Ambiguity: Religious Naturalism and the Menace of Evil, and he has recently completed a book entitled Reasonable Faith and Faithful Reason: Roles of Faith in Religious and Secular Life.
William D. Dean has coedited two books and written six, among which were The American Spiritual Culture and The Religious Critic in American Culture (AAR Award for Excellence, 1995). He is Emeritus Professor of Constructive Theology, Iliff School of Theology. He has received two teaching awards. His articles and other books are on theology and aesthetics, radical empiricism, and the new historicism; he is currently writing on the recovery of liberal theology.
Daniel A. Dombrowski is Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University. He is the author of sixteen books and over a hundred articles in scholarly journals in philosophy, theology, classics, and literature. His latest books are Rethinking the Ontological Argument: A Neoclassical Theistic Perspective (2006) and Contemporary Athletics and Ancient Greek Ideals (2009). His main areas of intellectual interest are history of philosophy, philosophy of religion (from a neoclassical or process perspective), and ethics (especially animal rights issues).
Jacob L. Goodson is Visiting Professor of Religious Ethics at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Writing his dissertation on William James’s radical empiricism and its implications for contemporary narrative theology, he is completing his PhD in philosophical theology at the University of Virginia. He is the general editor for The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, and he has published articles in Contemporary Pragmatism and The Streams of William James.
Michael L. Raposa is Professor of Religion Studies and the E.W. Fairchild Professor of American Studies at Lehigh University. He is the author of books on Peirce’s Philosophy of Religion (1989), Boredom and the Religious Imagination (1999), and Meditation & the Martial Arts (2003). Raposa presently serves as editor of the American Journal of Theology & Philosophy. [End Page 264]
Zandra Wagoner is Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of La Verne. Her areas of scholarship and teaching include feminist studies in religion and theology, feminist and queer theory, religion and democracy, and most recently, the study of animals and religion. She is the cofounder of Interreligious Voices for Animal Compassion, an organization promoting animal advocacy through engagement with a variety of religious, ethical, and philosophical perspectives. [End Page 265]