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Portrait of Karl Schultz

Karl A. Schultz is the director of Genesis Personal Development Center in Pittsburgh. He is an author, motivational speaker, and retreat leader on gender relations, biblical spirituality, time and stress management, wellness, and organizational development topics.

Portrait of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza is a feminist theologian. She received her Theologicum from the University of Münster, Germany. She identifies as Catholic and her work is generally in the context of Christianity, although much of her work has broader applicability. She is currently the Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School.

Portrait of Raymund Schwager

Raymund Schwager, S.J., was professor of dogmatics and ecumenical theology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. His books focus on biblical issues and include Jesus of Nazareth: How He Understood His Life.

Portrait of Anthony Sciglitano

Anthony Sciglitano is an associate professor in, and the chair of, the department of religion at Seton Hall University, as well as the director of the university core curriculum housed in the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. His areas of focus are theological hermeneutics; theology, religion, and secularism; theology of religions; and fundamental religion.

Bernard Sesboüé, S.J., is Emeritus Professor of the Theological Faculty of the Centre de Sévres in Paris. Born in 1929, Sesboüé is a world-recognized French Jesuit scholar and ecumenical specialist with more than 50 publications translated into several languages.

Portrait of Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen, an Emmy Award-winning actor, is perhaps best known for his unforgettable performances in Badlands, Apocalypse Now, Wall Street, and as President Josiah Bartlet on television’s The West Wing. An activist for social justice and human rights, Sheen is a long-time supporter of Michael Kennedy's ministry.

Portrait of Charles M. Shelton

Charles M. Shelton is Professor of Psychology, Regis University, Denver and a licensed psychologist who has done consulting over the years with numerous organizations. He is also a Jesuit priest. Dr. Shelton has written five previous books and over fifty articles and book chapters on such topics as mental health, conscience functioning, and positive emotions.

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Andrew C. Shurtleff is a doctoral student and writing consultant at Columbia University where he studies the intersection of philosophy, technology, and education.

An educator and writer, who is deeply committed to spiritual practice, faith-based public engagement, and theological reflection.  After receiving her doctorate in theological studies from Emory University, she currently serves on the board of directors of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and as Senior Executive Director of Research, Planning, and Spiritual Formation at The General

Portrait of Kiril Sokoloff

Kiril Sokoloff, the founder of 13D Research, Inc.

Aryeh Solomon was educated in Sydney, Australia where he completed undergraduate studies at Sydney University. Having studied in yeshivot in Melbourne, America and Israel, he and his family settled in Sydney where since 1984 he has served as College Rabbi to 1,600 students at Moriah College and he is the spiritual leader of its Hugo Lowy Synagogue.

Tomas Spidlik was born in Boskovice, now in the Czech Republic, in 1919. In 1938, he entered the Department of Philosophy at the University of Brno, in what is now the Czech Republic. In the following year, he entered the Jesuits. In 1951, Spidlik began broadcasting programs from Vatican Radio to the countries behind the Iron Curtain calling for freedom.

Portrait of Angelo Stagnaro

Angelo Stagnaro (whose stage name is "Erasmus") performs as a magician and mentalist and divides his time between Europe and North America.

Portrait of Bruno Steimer

Bruno Steimer has a PhD in theology and is the academic editor of Verlag Herder in Freiburg, Germany, as well as the coordinating editor of Lexikon für Theologie and Kirche (The Encyclopedia of Theology and Church).

Portrait of David Steindl-Rast

Born in Vienna, Austria, David Steindl-Rast studied art, anthropology, and psychology, at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts (for his master's degree) and the University of Vienna (for his PhD). In 1953 he joined Mount Saviour Benedictine Monastery, where he is now a senior member.

J. Lyle Story is a Professor of New Testament and Biblical Languages and has taught biblical languages and Bible at the graduate level for forty years. His Ph.D. is in biblical studies (1984 Fuller Theological Seminary with Dr. David Hubbard and Dr. Ralph Martin).

Patricia A. Sullivan
Patricia A. Sullivan is Associate Professor of Theology at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.


potrait Thomas P. Sweetser

Thomas P. Sweetser, SJ is the founder and current director of the Parish Evaluation Project. He has taught at the Institute of Pastoral Studies, a department of Loyola University of Chicago, at the University of Dayton in Ohio, Boston College, University of Seattle, Retreats International, and Loyola University in New Orleans.

Susanna Tamaro is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, published in more than forty countries. They include the novel Follow Your Heart; a memoir, Turning Home; a collection of short