Fr Ian Ker has taught both English literature and theology at universities in the United States and Britain, where he currently teaches in the Oxford theology faculty. He is the author and editor of more than 20 books on Blessed John Henry Newman including the standard biography. He is also the author of The New Movements: A Theological Introduction (2001), The Catholic Revival in English Literature 1845-1961 (2003), and Mere Catholicism (2006). His intellectual and literary biography of G. K.
Chesterton was published this year by Oxford University Press.