John A Dick is an American who has lived in Belgium for more than twenty-five years. He holds licentiates in historical theology from the University of Nijmegen and the K U Leuven and doctorates in religious studies (PhD) and historical theology (STD) from the KU Leuven. Among books he has written or edited are: The Malines Conversations Revisited, From Malines to ARCIC, and a three-volume philosophical series, Tradition and Renewal. For thirteen years he was Director of Continuing Education and Director of Academic Formation at the American College of Leuven. He was the third person to hold the Chair for the Study of Religion and Values in American Society at the KU Leuven. For more than fifteen years he has taught courses about religion and values in American culture, was a staff member at the K U Leuven European Centre for Ethics and head of LIBISMA, a privately funded international documentation and research center in Brussels. He is currently professor of religion and values in American society in the inter-university (K U Leuven, University of Antwerp, University of Ghent) MA in American Studies program, Executive Secretary for the Jean Jadot Nostra Aetate Chair for the Study of Religion and Values in Society (K U Leuven and UCL) and writes regularly about American culture and values in a number of publications. At the American College he is Director of Development. Jack is currently working on two books – The Half-Way Covenant – about the use of religion in American history, and Paul’s Man in Washington, about Archbishop Jean Jadot.