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Mark Allen McIntosh is Van Mildert Canon Professor of Divinity at Durham University and canon residentiary of Durham Cathedral. His research and writing have focused on systematic and historical theology and on the history and theology of Christian spirituality. He is an ordained priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and licensed as a priest in the Church of England. A magna cum laude graduate of Yale University, he went on to earn a first-class honors degree in theology at Oxford University, where he trained for ordination at St. Stephen’s House. He returned to the United States to take a master’s degree in divinity at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church and a Ph.D. in theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School in 1993. Joining the faculty of Loyola University in Chicago as an assistant professor, he was appointed a full professor in 2006 and named to his present chair in Durham in 2009. Dr. McIntosh served for three years as an assistant to the dean of the Cathedral of St. James in Chicago, for five years as chaplain to the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church, and as canon theologian to Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold from 2003 to 2006. He is the former book review editor of the Anglican Theological Review and currently serves as a member of the editorial advisory council of Pro Ecclesia, the board of editorial correspondents of The Way, and the board of contributors of Reviews in Religion and Theology. In addition to essays published in academic journals and in volumes of collected works, he is the author of five books, including Christology from Within Spirituality and the Incarnation in Hans Urs von Balthasar (1996), Mystical Theology: The Integrity of Spirituality and Theology (1998), Mysteries of Faith (2000), Discernment and Truth: The Spirituality and Theology of Knowledge (2004), and, most recently, an ecumenical textbook that draws on his reading in both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, Divine Teaching: An Introduction to Christian Theology, which was published by Blackwell in 2008. He is currently completing two articles on the thought of John Henry Cardinal Newman in dialogue with earlier British Christian Platonists and, for Oxford University Press, an exploration of the divine ideas tradition in Christian theology and mystical thought.