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Contributors to This Issue Muhammad Kamal is on the faculty of the Melbourne Institute of Asian Languages and Societies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Karachi. His many publications include Hegel’s Metalogic, A Critical Study of Hegel’s Logic; Heterodoxy in Islam: A Philosophical Study; Toward Hegel’s Anthropology; Essential Dictionary of Islamic Thought; and numerous articles. Mark E. Hanshaw is an assistant professor of comparative religious studies at Texas Wesleyan University. He holds a doctoral degree from Southern Methodist University and a juris doctor degree from the University of Tennessee, College of Law. His particular academic interests are in Islam, Christianity and Hinduism; his 2008 doctoral dissertation was entitled “An Intersection of Societies: American Muslims, Islamic Law, and U.S. Courts in Conflict.” Fr. Joseph Wong, O.S.B. Cam., is a monk of the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California. He holds a doctorate in theology from Gregorian University in Rome, with a dissertation on Karl Rahner, published as LogosSymbol in the Christology of Karl Rahner. He is coeditor of Purity of Heart and Contemplation: A Monastic Dialogue between Christian and Asian Traditions. Rev. Heng Sure is a member of Religion East & West’s editorial board (see page 151). Maggie Norton, a teacher of the physical and spiritual aspects of Iyengar Yoga for many years, is cofounder and director of therapeutic studies at Yoga Mendocino in Ukiah, California. Fr. Robert Hale, O.S.B. Cam., has been a Camaldolese Benedictine monk since 1959. He has published more than 100 articles in the area of spirituality. He has taught at the Pontifical Benedictine College of Sant’Anselmo, Rome, and at the Jesuit School of Theology of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Michael Nagler is professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley and founder of the Metta Center for Nonviolence. His book The Search for a Nonviolent Future won an American Book Award and has been translated into five languages. He has lived at the Blue Mountain Center Issue 10, October 2010

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of Meditation in northern California for many years and is a regular presenter at the center’s workshops. Martin Verhoeven is a member of Religion East & West’s editorial board (see page 151). Snjezana Akpinar is a member of Religion East & West’s editorial board (see page 151). Douglas George-Kanentiio is a Mohawk journalist, editor, and historian. His books include Skywoman: Iroquois on Fire and Iroquois Culture and Commentary. He lectures widely and has long been active in Iroquois affairs, most recently in the founding of Onehtah’kowa Haudenosaunee University. Wilson Van Dusen (1922–2005) wrote widely on the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg and on visionary experience in general. Among his books are Beauty, Wonder and the Mystical Mind; Design of Existence: Emanation from Source to Creation; Returning to the Source; and The Presence of Other Worlds: The Psychological/Spiritual Findings of Emanuel Swedenborg. Huston Smith is Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, Syracuse University. For fifteen years he was professor of philosophy at M.I.T. and for a decade before that he taught at Washington University in St. Louis. Most recently he has served as visiting professor of religious studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Holder of twelve honorary degrees, Smith’s fourteen books include the best-selling The World’s Religions and Why Religion Matters, which won the Wilbur Award for the best book on religion published in 2001. In 1996 Bill Moyers devoted a five-part PBS Special, The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith, to his life and work. Henry Rosemont Jr. is a member of Religion East & West’s editorial board (see page 151). Rev. Canon Charles Gibbs is an Episcopal priest associated with the San Francisco Diocese and is executive director of United Religions Initiative.

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