About the Contributor(s): Vincent Branick has been a professor of religious studies at the University of Dayton for the last thirty years, where he has taught philosophy, Scripture, and Christian business ethics. He is the author of a number of books on Scripture, including Understanding the Historical Books of the Old Testament (Paulist Press, 2011), Understanding Paul and His Letters (Paulist Press, 2009), and Understanding the New Testament and Its Message (Paulist Press, 1998). He has also contributed to the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, the Journal of Biblical Literature, the Journal of Religious Ethics, and the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, as well as to several other journals of Christian spirituality. His graduate studies were in Europe, where he earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Freiburg (Switzerland) and a doctorate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. Presently he lives in Dayton with his wife, Arlene, and their three sons. This book, The House Church in the Writings of Paul, has been translated into Korean and Portuguese.