Paul E. Capetz is Professor of Historical Theology at United Theological Seminary of the Wing Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has taught at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Macalester College, Hamline University, and Claremont School of Theology. He also authored God: A Brief History, (Fortress Press, 2003), and co-edited, with Theo A. Boer, James M. Gustafson's Moral Discernment in the Christian Life: Essays in Theological Ethics (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2007). He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). He received his education at UCLA (B.A.), Georg-August Universitat in Gottingen, Yale University (M.Div. and M.A), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.).