About the Contributors

Kevin L. Barney earned his JD at the University of Illinois. He is a partner with Kutak Rock LLP in Chicago.

Robert R. Bennett, who earned his PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Utah, manages the Propellants, Explosives and Pyrotechnics Research Department at ATK Launch Systems.

Louis Midgley, who earned his PhD at Brown University, is a professor emeritus of political science at Brigham Young University.

George L. Mitton, after graduate studies at Utah State University and Columbia University, spent his career in education and public administration, much of it with the government of the state of Oregon.

Kerry Muhlestein earned a PhD in Egyptology from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is an assistant professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and chairman of the American Research Center in Egypt Annual Meeting Committee. His recent publications include “Insights Available as We Approach the Original Text,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15/2 (2006): 60–65; “From Clay Tablets to Canon: The Story of the Formation of Scripture,” in How the New Testament Came to Be, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Frank F. Judd Jr. (Salt Lake City: BYU Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book, 2006), 43–61; and “Death by Water: The Role of Water in Ancient Egypt’s Treatment of Enemies and Juridical Process,” in L’Acqua Nell’antico Egitto: Vita, Rigenerazione, Incantesimo, Medicamento, ed. Alessia Amenta, Michela Luiselli, and Maria Novella Sordi (Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2005), 173–79.

David L. Paulsen, who received a JD from the University of Chicago and a PhD from the University of Michigan, is a professor of philosophy at Brigham Young University.

Daniel C. Peterson earned a doctorate in Near Eastern languages and cultures from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a professor of Islamic studies and Arabic at Brigham Young University, where he also directs the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative (see meti.byu.edu).

Richard Sherlock earned a PhD from Harvard and has taught at the University of Tennessee, Northeastern University, McGill University, and, as a professor of moral theology, at Fordham University in New York City. He is currently a professor of philosophy at Utah State University. He has written on medical ethics, ethics and biotechnology, history of philosophy, philosophical theology, political philosophy, and Mormon history. His latest book, Nature’s End: The Theological Meaning of the Life Sciences, is forthcoming.

Cory G. Walker earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Brigham Young University and is presently pursuing a JD at the University of Michigan Law School.