Stephen Rowe gained his M. Th., A.M. and Ph. D. from the Divinity School, University of Chicago. He has studied and taught philosophy and religion for more than twenty five years and is author of Leaving and Returning: On America's Contribution to a World Ethic (Bucknell University Press, 1989) and Rediscovering the West: An Enquiry into Nothingness and Relatedness (SUNY Press, 1994). He is currently, and has been since 1983, Professor of Philosophy at the Grand Valley State University, Michigan.