Louis Dupré was from 1973 until 1998 the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor in the Philosophy of Religion and is now Professor Emeritus in Religious Studies. He previously taught philosophy at Georgetown University. He has been President of both the American Catholic Philosophical Association and the Hegel Society of America. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a foreign member of the Royal Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Letters of Belgium. He has published the following books: The Starting Point of Marxist Philosophy; Kierkegaard as Theologian; Contraception and Catholics; The Philosophical Foundations of Marxism; The Other Dimension (translated into six languages); Transcendent Selfhood; A Dubious Heritage; The Deeper Life; Marx’s Social Critique of Culture; The Common Life; Passage to Modernity: An Essay in the Hermeneutics of Nature and Culture; and Metaphysics and Culture. He has edited or co-edited Faith and Reflection–Readings in the Philosophy of Religion of Henry Dumery; Christian Spirituality III: Post-Reformation and Modern; and Light from Light: Anthology of Christian Mysticism. He has published some 200 articles, mostly in philosophy. He is currently preparing a study on the Enlightenment.