- Contributor Notes
Logan Paul Gage is assistant professor of philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He works primarily in epistemology and philosophy of religion and is currently at work on a book on the epistemology of St. John Henry Newman.
Kenneth W. Kemp is associate professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. His book The War that Never Was, on historical aspects of the relationship between evolution and Christianity, will be published in 2020 (Wipf & Stock). He is currently writing a history of Catholic evolutionism.
Gertrud von le Fort (1876–1971) was a German fiction writer, poet, and essayist. She was received into the Catholic Church in 1926 and became one of the important Catholic voices in twentieth-century German letters. An inner exile during the Third Reich, she was widely read in the immediate postwar years. She is best known for her novella The Song at the Scaffold (1931), her novel The Veil of Veronica (1928), as well as several collections of poetry, essays, and short stories. In 1949 her friend novelist Hermann Hesse nominated le Fort for the Nobel Prize in Literature. She died in Oberstdorf, Bavaria, on November 1, 1971.
Fr. Martin Mayerhofer, FSO, was born in Germany in 1974. He did his philosophical and theological studies at the Roman Universities Angelicum and Gregoriana. At the latter he did his doctoral [End Page 165] studies, working on Basil of Cesarea's idea of Christian paideia. For several years he was in pastoral service in a parish, in his community and as leading chaplain at the University Chaplaincy of Vienna, Austria. He has taught at the University of Vienna and Heiligenkreuz, Austria. Currently he is finishing his Habilitationsschrift, analyzing the patristic and medieval Latin commentaries on the letter to the Ephesians. At the same time, he is teaching at the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria, and is serving as a chaplain for the European development of FOCUS.
Brian Sudlow is currently assistant professor in French at Aston University in the UK and teaches in the French and history programs. He holds an MA in French Studies from the University of Nottingham (2003) and a PhD in French Studies from the University of Reading (2007). His research and teaching interests include French intellectual history (especially eccentric outliers like Paul Virilio, René Girard, and Fabrice Hadjadj), Catholic thought and literature, Vichy France, technology and counter-technologist thought in France, and global history. His monograph Catholic Literature and Secularisation in France and England, 1880–1914 (2011) was published by Manchester University Press. His research explores the work of writers and intellectuals in France, dating from the Belle Époque to the present, mostly though not exclusively in the Catholic tradition. Much of his work on the French Catholic literary and intellectual tradition has drawn on theoretical frames from Charles Taylor, William Cavanaugh, and René Girard.
Helena M. Tomko is associate professor of literature in the department of humanities at Villanova University. She studies the Catholic presence in mid-twentieth-century German literature and culture, in particular Theodor Haecker and other writers associated with the "inner exile" during the Third Reich. She also writes about the sacramental aesthetic of Catholic fiction, exemplified in the works of writers from Gertrud von le Fort to Evelyn Waugh, Muriel Spark, [End Page 166] and Martin Mosebach. In 2007 she published Sacramental Realism: Gertrud von le Fort and German Catholic Literature in the Weimar Republic and Third Reich, and her recent articles have appeared in venues including German Life and Letters, The German Quarterly, Religion and Literature, and Logos.
Matthew D. Walz is associate professor in the department of philosophy as well as director of the Philosophy & Letters and Pre-Theology Programs at the University of Dallas. In addition, he serves as director of intellectual formation at Holy Trinity Seminary. Previously he taught at Thomas Aquinas College in California for eight years. His research and writing focus primarily on medieval philosophy, ancient philosophy, and philosophical anthropology. [End Page 167]