John Dillenberger is Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, which he headed during its formative first decade. He has also been President of Hartford Seminary and taught previously at Drew, Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton Universities as well as at San Francisco Theological Seminary. His works in historical theology were followed by publications in theology and the natural sciences and, during the last decade, in theology and art history. Among these are 'Benjamin West', 'Perceptions of the Spirit in Twentieth-Century American Art' (with Jane Dillenberger), and 'The Visual Arts and Christianity in America'. Active in encouraging quality in art and architecture for the church, Professor Dillenberger has been involved in commissioning artists and architects, including Richard Meier's Hartford Seminary.