About the Contributors

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
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.