Fr. Emery de Gaál V.D., Dipl. Theol., Ph.D., is Chairperson and Professor in the Departments of Dogmatic Theology and Pre-Theology at the University of St Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary, Illinois. He is a member of Catholic-Protestant Ecumenical Dialogue in Nuremberg, Germany, author of The Art of Equanimity: A Study on the Theological Hermeneutics of Saint Anselm of Canterbury and The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI: The Christocentric Shift. He has contributed articles and book reviews to a number of academic journals and is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Catholic Theological Society of America, Medieval Academy of America, Société Internationale des Mediévistes, and The International Mariological Society.