First Things was founded in 1990 to combat secular ideology and fight for the place of religious conviction in shaping public policy. For a quarter century, the academic journal has supported a religiously pluralistic society that defends human life, democratic government, a free economy, and religious freedom. These volumes explore the complicated relationship between religion and society, promoting a religiously-informed analysis of culture, society, and civil liberties.
R. R. Reno (PhD, Yale University) is a professor of theological ethics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the coauthor of Heroism and the Christian Life and serves as the features editor for First Things.