Bernard McGinn is Professor of Historical Theology and the History of Christianity at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He also serves as the Chairman of the University Committee on Medieval Studies. Born in Yonkers, New York, in 1937, Mr. McGinn received a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1963 and a Ph.D. in History of Ideas from Brandeis University in 1970. He has also done advanced work at Columbia University and the University of Munich. His books include: The Golden Chain. The Theological Anthropology of Isaac of Stella; Three Treatises on Man. A Cistercian Anthropology; and Visions of the End. Apocalyptic Traditions in the Middle Ages.