John P. Hittinger is a Full Professor in the Department of Philosophy and a member of the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St Thomas, Houston. He is the founder and director of the Pope John Paul II Forum for the Church in the Modern World (jp2forum.org). He holds degrees in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame (BA) and the Catholic University of America (MA and PhD). He is a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas (Vatican). Dr Hittinger has published four books, namely The Vocation of the Catholic Philosopher: from Maritain to Wojtyla (2011); Liberty, Wisdom and Grace: Thomism and Modern Democratic Theory (2002); Reassessing the Liberal State: Reading Maritain’s Man and the State (2001); and Liberalism at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Contemporary Liberal Theory and its Critics (1994). Daniel Wagner has degrees in Philosophy from the University of Montana (BA) and Gonzaga University (MA), and is currently a doctoral candidate, completing his dissertation on the topic of the Aristotelian Foundations of the Human Person, at the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, Houston. Daniel has served as Graduate Assistant to the John Paul II Forum for two years, and is currently Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas.