John S. Dunne is a priest of the Holy Cross order. He holds a B.A. degree from Notre Dame University and advanced degrees in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. In 1969 Father Dunne, who had taught theology at Notre Dame for a number of years, was the recipient of the Harbison Award for Distinguished Teaching. He has since been a visiting professor at the Berkeley Graduate Theological Union and is now teaching in the graduate school at Yale. His first book, The City of Gods, was hailed as a work of genius, and his subsequent books have been the objects of great critical acclaim.