is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law. He has sought to recover the significance of the virtues for understanding the nature of the Christian life. This search has led him to emphasize the importance of the church as well as narrative for understanding Christian existence. His work cuts across disciplinary lines as he is in conversation with systematic theology, philosophical theology and ethics, political theory, and the philosophy of social science and medical ethics. His books include, God, Medicine, and Suffering; Suffering Presence; Cross-Shattered Christ; The State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Knowledge of God; and the recently published,Approaching the End: Eschatological Reflections on Church, Politics, and Life.