- About the Authors
Joshua Daniel received his PhD in theology from the University of Chicago Divinity School, with a dissertation that compares H. Richard Niebuhr and educational theorist Paulo Friere around the theme of moral education from a pragmatist perspective. His research uses the lens of moral formation to address such topics as environmental ethics and the turn to dramatic and theatrical metaphors in Christian ethics. His abiding interest is in American religious thought.
Walter Gulick is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Humanities, and Religious Studies at Montana State University, Billings. An undergraduate major in geology interested in issues of meaning and scope, he found Polanyi's background in science and embodied approach to synoptic knowledge much more congenial than the restricted argumentation of analytic philosophy. He served as president of the Polanyi Society and has been the book-review editor of the Society's journal, Tradition and Discovery, for over twenty years.
Joshua D. Reichard earned a PhD in human and social studies (religion and theology) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, where he researched theories of divine action under the supervision of the ecological theologian Ernst Conradie. Joshua is a member of the faculty at Oxford Graduate School, American Centre for Religion and Society Studies (Dayton, Tennessee, USA).
James Woelfel is a professor of philosophy and of humanities and Western civilization at the University of Kansas, and was director of the Humanities and Western Civilization Program for twenty-five years. He teaches courses on existentialism, Kierkegaard, and peace literature. Among his books are Bonhoeffer's Theology, Borderland Christianity, Albert Camus on the Sacred and the Secular, The Existentialist Legacy, and Patterns in Western Civilization (coauthored; 4th edition). The present article and his article on Emerson and Stoicism in the May 2011 AJTP are part of a larger project examining various issues between the humanities and the sciences.
Scot D. Yoder is an assistant professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. His philosophic interests range from health care and environmental ethics to American pragmatism and the philosophy of religion, especially religious naturalism. He is particularly interested in the ethics of belief and the intersection of religious traditions and environmental ethics. He has published articles in The Hasting Center Report and The American Journal of Bioethics. [End Page 188]