Nicholas J. Healy is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Culture at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. He received his doctorate from Oxford University, with a dissertation on the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. He is an editor of the North American edition of Communio: International Catholic Review and a founding member of the Academy of Catholic Theology. He is the author of The Eschatology of Hans Urs von Balthasar: Being as Communion and, together with David Schindler, Freedom, Truth, and Human Dignity: The Declaration on Religious Freedom. Recent articles have addressed the nature and sacramentality of marriage, the question of Christian philosophy, and the theological anthropology of Henri de Lubac and Thomas Aquinas.