Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J., is the Founder and Editor of Ignatius Press. He has taught both philosophy and theology courses at several schools. Fr. Fessio wrote his dissertation on the ecclesiology of Hans Urs von Balthasar under the direction of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. He holds the degrees of B.A. and M.A. from Gonzaga University; M.A. from the Fourvière Jesuit Faculty of Theology in Lyons, France; and Th.D. from the University of Regensburg in Germany.
The history of the Catholic Church is long, complicated, and fascinating, and in History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium it is expertly and ably told by historian James Hitchcock.