Wesley A. Kort is professor in and chair of the Department of Religion and a member of the Graduate Faculty of Religion at Duke University. He has his Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago, and before joining the faculty at Duke, he taught in the Department of Religion at Princeton University. He was born in Hoboken, N.J., and he did his undergraduate work at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is the author of many articles and of nine books, the most recent of the being Place and Space in Modern Fiction (University of Florida Press, 2004) and C.S. Lewis Then and Now (Oxford University Press, 2001). At the present time he is working on a book that will address the question of religious identity and its relation to autobiography. Professor Kort has given lectures at many universities; within the last year he presented papers at Claremont University, at the University of Calgary and at Trinity College, Oxford. He is the recipient of a distinguished teaching award at Duke University.