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Ann W. Astell is a Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of six books, including The Song of Songs in the Middle Ages (Cornell, 1990), Chaucer and the Universe of Learning (Cornell, 1996), and Joan of Arc and Sacrificial Authorship (University of Notre Dame Press, 2003). A member of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, she currently serves as President of the international Colloquium on Violence and Religion and President of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality.

Franz Bogner lives in Bavaria, near “Bayerischer Wald,” where he works as a gardening engineer. His photographic work can be seen at:,

Douglas E. Christie is the editor of Spiritus and Professor of Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is the author of the The Word in the Desert: Scripture and the Quest for Early Christian Monasticism (Oxford, 1993) and the forthcoming The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology (Oxford, 2012).

Mark Clatterbuck is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Montclair State University (NJ). With support from a Louisville Institute research grant, he’s currently working on a multimedia book project on Crow Christianity. He lives in the Susquehanna Valley woods along the Tucquan Creek in Lancaster County, PA, with his wife and two daughters.

Robert Cording is the Barrett Professor of Creative Writing at Holy Cross University. He has published six collections of poems, including Life-list (Ohio State University Press, 1988), which won the Ohio State University Press/Journal award, and Walking With Ruskin (CavanKerry, 2010) which was runner-up for the Poets’ Prize. His poems have appeared in numerous publications including Nation, Georgia Review, Hudson, Southern Reviews, Poetry, Kenyon and New England Reviews, Orion, and The New

Stefano Corso lives and works as photographer in Rome and Berlin. His work is influenced by classic photographers such as Elliot Erwitt, Robert Doisneau and by Polish poet, Wislawa Szymborska. His work can be seen at Byline Photo Gallery in Milan, and at:; [End Page 323]

Adrian Donoghue is an urban landscape photographer based in Melbourne, Australia.

Julia D.E. Prinz, VDMF holds a PhD in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. She is a lecturer at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University and Professor at the Instituto San Pablo Verbum Dei, Loeches-Madrid, Spain. As a missionary in the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, she has been involved in base-community work with Hispanic and Asian immigrant populations in San Francisco since 1995. She has also served her congregation as a formation director, and since 2008, as Provincial Superior (USA). Her book, Endangering Hunger for God (LIT Verlag, 2007), shows her commitment to use theological research for the empowerment of the marginalized.

Joseph D. Driskill retired from Pacific School of Religion (PSR) in Berkeley at the end of December, 2011. He is now Professor Emeritus of Spirituality at PSR and currently the Vice President/President-Elect of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. He recently contributed a section on “Mainline Protestant Spirituality” to the volume Four Views on Christian Spirituality, edited by Bruce Demarest (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012).

Brian English resides in Los Angeles and continues to create and exhibit his photographs with Throckmorton Fine Art and the Stephen Cohen Gallery. He is also a contributing Editor to Parabola Magazine and serves on the Arts Advisory Committee for the charitable organization Friends Without A Border.

George Faithful is an historical theologian with an interest in tracing the interrelationship between different branches of Christianity and between Christianity and other religions. He has a PhD from Saint Louis University and currently teaches at Seton Hall University. His dissertation was on Mother Basilea Schlink and the Ecumenical Sisterhood of Mary, a group of German Lutheran nuns who sought to repent for their nation’s sins in the Holocaust.


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