Michael Kessler is managing director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, an associate professor of the practice of moral and political theory in the Department of Government, and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law School. His research and writing focus on theology, philosophical and religious ethics, and social, political, and legal theory. Co-edited volumes include the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Political Theology. Kessler received his Ph.D. focusing on religion and moral and political theory from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. His B.A. in theology and philosophy are from Valparaiso University.