Andrew Michael Flescher received a PhD in religious studies from Brown University in May 2000. He specializes in the field of contemporary religious thought, with particular interest in comparative religious ethics and the theory and philosophy of religion. He is an associate professor of religious studies at California State University, Chico, where he directed the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics for five years. He is the author of Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality (2003). He lives in Chico, California.