Associate Professor of TheologyKenneth Himes, OFM is the author of a new book, titled Christianity and the Political Order (Orbis Books). According to the publisher: “[Fr.] Himes examines the relationship between Christianity and politics from the teachings of the Old and New Testaments through the patristic and medieval eras and the age of reform to the age of revolution, and throughout the twentieth century into the third millennium. He takes on questions of the role of the church in politics, responsible voting, concerns of globalization, and issues of human rights and war and peace.” Fr. Himes is the past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and is an expert in issues related to Catholic social teaching and the relationship between religion and politics.