About the Reviewers

Ross David Baron earned a B.S. from Brigham Young University in finance. He serves as director of the Glendora Institute of Religion in Southern California and is also a graduate student at the University of Southern California in the Philosophy of Religion and Social Ethics program.

Garold N. Davis received his Ph.D. in German literature from Johns Hopkins University. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Southern Oregon College, and the University of Colorado before coming to Brigham Young University, where he is currently professor of German and comparative literature.

Marvin Folsom, retired professor of German linguistics at Brigham Young University, earned a Ph.D. in Germanic linguistics from Cornell University (1961).

John Gee received his M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and is a doctoral candidate in Near Eastern languages and civilizations at Yale University. Gee has worked for the Department of Egyptian Art of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Alan Goff earned a Doctor of Arts degree in the humanities from the University of Albany; his course of study was the peculiar conjunction of philosophy and literary criticism that is literary theory. He teaches English at Glendale Community College in Arizona.

William J. Hamblin received his Ph.D. in history at the University of Michigan following advanced studies in Arabic in Cairo. He is currently associate professor of history at Brigham Young University.

LeIsle Jacobson received her B.S. degree in preprofessional nutrition from Brigham Young University. She is currently a homemaker and serves as an online service consultant.

Mark J. Johnson is pursuing a degree in English and literature at Salt Lake Community College. A graduate of the University of Utah Institute of Religion, he is currently a research assistant at that location. Louis Midgley, professor of political science at Brigham Young University, teaches the history of political philosophy. He specialized in contemporary philosophical theology at Brown University, where he received his Ph.D.

L. Ara Norwood, B.A., is a managing partner in PanOptics, a southern California-based research and development firm providing leadership training and system dynamics seminars to business professionals.

Gary F. Novak, M.A., is manager of the Information Processing Center at Rio Salado Community College in Arizona. He has taught computer science and published several essays concerning the logic of explanation in the understanding of Mormon scripture and history.

Daniel C. Peterson earned a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and cultures from the University of California at Los Angeles and currently teaches Islamic studies and Arabic at Brigham Young University.

Mack C. Stirling received his M.D. in 1979 from Johns Hopkins University and trained in surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Michigan. Formerly assistant professor of surgery at the University of Michigan, Dr. Stirling is currently the director of cardiothoracic surgery at the Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan.

Camille S. Williams received both an M.A. in English language and a J.D. from Brigham Young University. She is a part-time instructor in the Philosophy Department at Brigham Young University and teaches a family law class for the Department of Family Sciences.

Andrew C. Skinner received a Ph.D. in European and Near Eastern History and is assistant professor Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. He has written articles for the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Magill's Ready Reference, and Great Lives in History: Ancient and Medieval.