D. Oliver Herbel, Ph.D. Herbel earned a doctorate in historical theology from Saint Louis University in 2007. He is a chaplain in the North Dakota Air National Guard and pastor of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Fargo, ND. Herbel’s publications explore Christian history and thought (with an emphasis on Eastern Christianity). His primary area of research has been American Christian history and thought (especially Orthodox Christianity in America), with secondary areas of concentration n early Christianity (especially early Egyptian Christianity) and later Byzantine theology. Though grounded in the historical method, recent interests have attracted him to the “theological” side of historical theology and current projects focus on virtue ethics and political theology.
Nicholas Denysenko, Ph.D. Deacon Nicholas Denysenko is assistant professor of theological studies and director of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is assigned to St. Innocent parish in Tarzana, California (OCA-DOW). He previously taught at The Catholic University of America, George Washington University, and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He holds an MDiv from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, New York, and a PhD (2008) in liturgical studies and sacramental theology from Catholic University. He has published The Blessing of Waters and Epiphany: The Eastern Liturgical Tradition (Ashgate, 2012) as well as several articles and reviews in journals such as Studia Liturgica, Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly, and Worship. His next book, Chrismation: A Primer for Catholics, is forthcoming with Liturgical Press in May 2014.
Adam DeVille, Ph.D. Adam DeVille is associate professor and chairman of the Dept. of Theology-Philosophy at the University of Saint Francis, Ft. Wayne, IN; Editor of Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies; author of Orthodoxy and the Roman Papacy; and editor of forthcoming volumes on the future of Orthodoxy in North America and of Orthodox-Muslim relations in both the antique and modern periods.
Brandon Gallaher, D.Phil. Brandon Gallaher is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford and for Spring 2014 is a Guest Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, University of Notre Dame. Brandon specializes in systematic theology in Christian East and West and has published on such figures as Georges Florovsky, Vladimir Lossky, Sergii Bulgakov and Vladimir Solov’ev. His most recent research is on religious authority and the challenge of secularism. His doctoral dissertation is forthcoming from OUP as Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology.