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Jean-Yves Calvez (1927–2010) entered the Jesuit order at an early age and studied both political science and law in Paris. Not yet thirty, he published a very well-received book on the thought of Karl Marx. He spent much of the following decade teaching social science but combining academic work with practical application. It was during this period that he wrote Église et société économique with Fr. Jacques Perrin. He is thought to have been one of the advisors to Pope St. John XXIII in the drafting of the 1961 encyclical Mater et Magistra. After serving as provincial superior for the Jesuits in France, he went to Rome in 1971 as one of the principal deputies to the Superior General of the order, Fr. Pedro Arrupe. In this position, he traveled the world promoting the work of the order. Following this assignment, he returned to teaching and writing in Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University, a former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, and a former poetry editor of the Mount Holyoke College literary magazine, Pegasus.

Andrew T. J. Kaethler is academic dean and assistant professor at Catholic Pacific College in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. He received his doctorate in systematic theology from the University of St Andrews. His research interests and publications have primarily centered on theological anthropology and eschatology, particularly concerning the theology of Joseph Ratzinger and Alexander Schmemann. He has published in Modern Theology; Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture; New Blackfriars; Forum Philosophicum; and Mitteilungen Institut Papst Benedikt XVI. In a somewhat different direction, [End Page 151] in 2017 he wrote the introduction and notes to a republication (Cluny Media) of Georges Bernanos's novel Joy.

Robert G. Kennedy is professor of Catholic studies at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, where he often teaches courses on the Catholic social tradition. His research has focused on the development of the social tradition as well as on professional ethics, especially in the area of business. His most recent book is Justice in Taxation (Acton Institute, 2018).

Brent Little is an assistant lecturer in the department of Catholic studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and holds a PhD from Loyola University in Chicago. He is the co-editor (along with Mark Bosco, SJ) of Revelation and Convergence: Flannery O'Connor and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (Catholic University of America Press, 2017). His articles have appeared in the Heythrop Journal, Renascence, and the Flannery O'Connor Review.

Mary Ann Melfi is senior lecturer at the College of William and Mary where she has taught for thirty-four years. She has published widely on Graham Greene as well as on several Victorian and modern novelists in such journals as Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature; The Journal of English and Germanic Philology; South Atlantic Review; The Victorian Newsletter; Dickens Studies Newsletter; Conradiana; and Colby Library Quarterly.

Jacques Perrin (1919–2018) studied chemistry as a young man before entering the French army at the beginning of the Second World War. He was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and during his convalescence, he began to read philosophy. This awakened a desire in him to be a priest, and after the war he entered the Jesuit order. A decade later, while pursuing work in moral theology in Rome, he began a collaboration with Fr. Jean-Yvez Calvez, which resulted in their well-known book on the Catholic social tradition, Église et société économique. In the following years he continued to write on social ethics and to teach in Toulon, in Marseilles, and in Africa. [End Page 152]



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