Abraham Joshua Heschel
The late Abraham Joshua Heschel was one of the great spiritual teachers of the 20th century. He studied at the University of Berlin and taught Jewish studies in Germany until he was deported to Poland by the Nazis in 1938. In 1940 he came to the U.S. and taught first at Hebrew Union College and later at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Heschel sought to create a modern philosophy based on ancient and medieval Judaic traditions, especially the religion's prophetic and mystical aspects. Emphasizing social action as an expression of spiritual...
Dom Aelred Graham is an English Benedictine monk who, for 16 years, was in America as administrative head of the Portsmouth (R. I.) Priory, since elevated to Portsmouth Abbey. Now retired to his base community, Ampleforth Abbey in York, England, he has written a book setting forth the views he has reached in the course of a life both active and con templative, a life that has included among other things a serious encounter with Asian spirituality which resulted in two books on the subject, “Zen Catholicism” and “Conversations: Christian...
Albert Vanhoye SJ was one of the most recognized scholars on the Epistle to the Hebrews. He has taught it at the Ponti?cal Biblical Institute and has written a great number of articles and books on the subject. He is honorary president of the International Society for the Study of Biblical and Semitic Rhetoric.
Alejandro Moreno is a psychologist, philosopher, theologian, and a Doctor of Social Sciences. A Salesian originally from Spain, he is presently the director of the Popular Research Center devoted to the study of life in the popular world. He is a professor at the Andres Bello Catholic University and the Carabobo University in Venezuela and is frequently invited to teach courses and seminars in European universities. He has authored many books and is frequently requested as a speaker because of his numerous valuable contributions to the social sciences, philosophy and...
Andrea Wells Miller
Andrea Wells Miller is president of A. W. Miller & Associates, a communications company.
Andreas Ebert is a Lutheran minister, hymn writer, and translator. He has translated the work of Richard Rohr, Walter Wink, and Jim Wallis into German.
Aneela Khalid Arshed
Aneela Khalid Arshed came to the United States from Pakistan in 1979. A personal experience inspired her to undertake an intensive study of Islam and its traditions. She now works on local committees aimed at strengthening Pakistani-Americans' cultural awareness and celebrating and understanding Pakistani heritage. Arshed lives in Long Island.
Angelo Stagnaro has been a professional magician for more than 35 years. He performed as the house magician at F.A.O. Schwartz for three years, and is currently editor in chief of Smoke & Mirrors, the largest international professional monthly e-zine for magicians. He lives in New York City. Sean Pryor earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He lives in Freehold, New Jersey.
The late Ann Ball was a businesswoman and Catholic writer who lived in Houston, Texas. Many readers know her through her books and numerous articles in the Catholic press. A native Texan and a convert to the Catholic faith, Ann is survived by two children, a foster son, and eight grandchildren. She was an avid reader and gardener, and at one time had six cats and a parrot named Bobo who spoke Vietnamese.