David SchindlerFormerly a Weaver Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar (Austria), Professor Schindler taught for thirteen years in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he received tenure in 1985 and, before that, for four years at Mount St. Mary’s College, where he received tenure in 1978. Since 1982 he has been editor-in-chief of the North American edition of Communio: International Catholic Review, a federation of journals founded in 1972 by Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Henri de Lubac, and other European theologians. He serves as editor of the series “Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought” with Eerdmans Publishing Company. Professor Schindler has published over seventy articles in the areas of metaphysics, fundamental theology, and biotechnology, and the relation of theology and culture. Professor Schindler is author of Heart of the World, Center of the Church, published by T&T Clark and Eerdmans. His most recent edited collection (with Doug Bandow) is Wealth, Poverty, and Human Destiny (ISI). Other edited collections include Beyond Mechanism: The Universe in Recent Physics and Catholic Thought; Act and Agent: Philosophical Foundations of Moral Education (with Jesse Mann and Frederick Ellrod); Catholicism and Secularization in America; and Hans Urs von Balthasar: His Life and Work. Pope John Paul II appointed Professor Schindler a consultor for the Pontifical Council for the Laity in 2002.