David Zachariah Flanagin, Ph.D., is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Mary’s College of California, where he teaches courses in the development of Christian thought and in biblical studies. His teaching has earned him recognition by the student body as Faculty Member of the Year. Prof. Flanagin received his doctorate in the History of Christianity from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. He is the author of a number of articles on late-medieval ecclesiology and biblical interpretation. He is the co-editor (with Christopher M. Bellitto) of Reassessing Reform: A Historical Investigation into Church Renewal, published by Catholic University of America Press. In addition to his academic duties, he lectures frequently at churches on topics in the Bible and theology.
Praise for Zach Flanagin
“Zach Flanagin is an outstanding historian… thoroughly grounded in his material, but with special gifts as a lecturer. His works in late medieval spirituality are top-notch and I commend him for searching out the origins of this spirituality in its very beginnings.”– Gerald Christianson, Professor Emeritus of Church History, Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary
“Zach Flanagin enjoys the unique combination of deep learning and clear teaching, which is why I recommended him to Now You Know Media. He can communicate complicated subjects in an accessible manner that raises the level of conversation. You will leave his courses with greater insights into church history and the spirituality that drives it.” – Christopher Bellitto, Ph.D., History Department, Kean University
“He is an energetic, captivating and enthusiastic lecturer who speaks to both experienced and beginning Bible students. His knowledge and love of the Bible resonates with adults. He not only covers the history and message of each book, but always inspires his listener to find meaning and application for life today.” – Nora Petersen, Director of Adult Formation at St. John Vianney Parish, CA
“I have the privilege of working closely with Professor Flanagin, who is—and I do not exaggerate—one of the most gifted writers and verbal communicators I know. His scholarship in Christian history is influential, and his classroom teaching is masterful.” – Michael Barram, Ph.D., Saint Mary’s College of California
Professor Peter C. Phan, S.T.D., Ph.D., D.D. is the inaugural holder of the Ignacio Ellacuría Chair of Catholic Social Thought and the founding Director of the Graduate Studies Program in Theology and Religious Studies at Georgetown University. He has three doctorates: the Doctor of Sacred Theology from the Universitas Pontificia Salesiana in Rome, and the Doctor of Philosophy and the Doctor of Divinity from the University of London. Professor Phan began his teaching career at Don Bosco College in Hong Kong, and he has taught at the University of Dallas, the Catholic University of America, Union Theological Seminary, Elms College, and St. Norbert College. He was the President of the Catholic Theological Society of America, and in 2010 he was awarded its John Courtney Murray Award, the highest honor given for outstanding achievements in theology.
Professor Peter C. Phan has published many books, edited some 20 volumes, and published over 300 essays on wide-ranging theological topics. He is the general editor of the multi-volume series Theology in Global Perspective for Orbis Books and Ethnic American Pastoral Spirituality for Paulist Press. His writings have been translated into multiple languages and have received many awards from learned societies.
Praise for Peter Phan
“With a sure grasp of church tradition and sensitivity to new questions, Peter Phan’s work on a theology of the afterlife is lucid, engaging, and enlightening. One can always learn something more from his explanations.” – Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., Distinguished Professor of Theology, Fordham University
“Few scholars are better qualified to address questions of death and eternal life as Peter Phan. Though a scholar of broad interests, eschatology has been a central concern since early in his work. With a critical appreciation of the tradition, he… always brings in the best in contemporary theology.” – Thomas P. Rausch, S.J., T. Marie Chilton of Catholic Theology, Loyola Marymount University
“Professor Peter Phan is one of our very best Catholic theologians, whose insights and reflections on the Christian hope in resurrected life have inspired a generation of believers. He is a wonderful guide on a tour of these powerful and moving Catholic beliefs!” – John E. Thiel, Professor of Religious Studies, Fairfield University