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Christopher O. Blum is a Fellow of Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, where he also serves as Dean. He has translated a number of works by French Catholic writers, including a selection of Bossuet's brief scriptural reflections (Meditations for Advent, Sophia Institute Press, 2012), and is at work on a study of Bossuet as an exemplary Catholic intellectual.

Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704) was a member of the Académie Française, lead tutor to the son of Louis XIV, and Bishop of Meaux. He is best known for his oratorical works, among which the Funeral Orations for Henriette-Marie de France and the Prince de Condé, and his two histories, the Universal History and the History of the Variations of the Protestant Churches.

John F. Desmond is the Mary Denny Professor Emeritus of English at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington. He has published three books: At the Crossroad: Ethical and Religious Themes in the Writings of Walker Percy (1997); Walker Percy's Search for Community (2005); and Gravity and Grace: Seamus Heaney and the Force of Light (2009). He is currently writing a book on Fyodor Dostoevsky and Walker Percy. [End Page 190]

Beth K. Haile received her PhD from Boston College and now serves as professor of moral theology at Carroll College in Montana.

H. Wendell Howard is professor emeritus of English at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. He is also retired as a choral conductor, a forty-year career that he began after receiving a diploma in voice from the Juilliard School of Music. He earned his PhD in English and music from the University of Minnesota. He has published over 150 articles, poems, and chapters in books, and his work has appeared many times in the pages of Logos.

Joshua Hren is Adjunct Professor of English and Assistant Director of the Writing Center at Concordia University-Wisconsin. His research revolves around the intersections of Theology and Fiction and Political Philosophy and Fiction. He serves as Assistant Editor of Dappled Things: A Quarterly of Ideas, Art and Faith and is currently working on a study that brings Shakespeare's Coriolanus into dialogue with the writings of Xenophon and Machiavelli.

Roland Millare is the chair of the theology department at Pope John XXIII High School in Katy, Texas. Additionally, he is the editor of the Truth and Charity Forum, an online publication for Human Life International. He has a BA in theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and an MA in theological studies from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, Virginia. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, an advisory board member to the Pope John Paul II Forum (, and a fellow of Human Life International. Currently, he lives with his wife in Mundelein, Illinois, while he pursues his licentiate in sacred theology at the Liturgical Institute of the University of St. Mary of the Lake.

Richard Upsher Smith, Jr. is professor of classics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He also teaches in the Honors (Great [End Page 191] Books) Program. He recently published A Glossary of Terms in Grammar, Rhetoric, and Prosody for Readers of Greek and Latin, A Vade Mecum.

R. Jared Staudt is assistant professor of theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches systematic theology, history and culture, and catechesis. He is the managing editor of the English edition of the theological journal, Nova et Vetera. He holds a BA and MA in Catholic studies from the University of St. Thomas and a PhD in systematic theology from Ave Maria University. [End Page 192]



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