CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, a contributing editor toVanity Fair,Slate, andThe Atlantic, authored numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and George Orwell. He was also the author of the international bestsellersgod Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons EverythingandHitch-22: A Memoir. He died in December 2011.
Douglas Wilsonis a pastor of Christ Church (Moscow, Idaho) and a senior fellow at New Saint Andrews College. A prolific writer, he is the author ofLetter from a Christian Citizen,Reforming Marriage, andHeaven Misplaced: Christ’s Kingdom on Earth, among others. He and his wife, Nancy, have three children and a myriad of grandkids.