Edited: Ward Blanton
Ward Blanton is a Reader in Biblical Cultures and European Thought in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kent. He is the author of Displacing Christian Origins: Philosophy, Secularity, and the New Testament and A Materialism for the Masses: Saint Paul and the Philosophy of Undying Life.
Edited: Hent de Vries
Hent de Vries is Professor in the Humanities Center and the Department of Philosophy at the Johns Hopkins University, where he holds Russ Family Chair and serves as the Director of the Humanities Center. He is currently also a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and, from 2014 to 2018, he will serve as the next Director of the School of Criticism and Theory, at Cornell University. His principal publications include: Philosophy and the Turn to Religion (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999, 2000), Religion and Violence: Philosophical Perspectives from Kant to Derrida (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002, 2006), and Minimal Theologies: Critiques of Secular Reason in Theodor W. Adorno and Emmanuel Levinas (Johns Hopkins
University Press, 2005). He was the coeditor, with Samuel Weber, of Religion
and Media (Stanford University Press, 2001); the coeditor, with Lawrence Sullivan,
of Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post- Secular World (Fordham
University Press, 2006); and the coeditor, with Ward Blanton, of Paul and the
Phi los o phers (Fordham University Press, 2013). In addition, he was the General
Editor of the five- volume miniseries entitled The Future of the Religious Past, as
well as of its first title, Religion Beyond a Concept (Fordham University Press,
2008). Currently, he is completing two book- length studies, entitled Of Miracles,
Events, and Special Effects: Global Religion in an Age of New Media and Spiritual
Exercises: Concepts and Practices.