I am an assistant professor of Theology at the University of Scranton. Like all the contributors, I write and think about the Christian moral life in a way that seeks to reflect (however dimly) the exchange of friendship which characterizes the God whom Christians worship. My own work focuses mostly on Christian expressions of human fulfillment, and so topics such as courage, martyrdom, memory, communion and mysticism interest me greatly. I am also interested in articulating how differenct views of history and divine providence impact Catholic social thought. Originally from Latrobe, PA, I received my undergraduate degree in philosophy from Duke University and a PhD in Theology from the University of Notre Dame.