John Dick | The American Way of Religion
John Dick is an American who has lived in Belgium for nearly twenty years. He holds licentiates in historical theology from the University of Nijmegen and the KU Leuven and doctorates in religious studies (Ph.D.) and historical theology (STD) from the KU Leuven. Among the books he has written or edited are: The Malines Conversations Revisited, From Malines to ARCIC, and a three-volume philosophical series, Tradition and Renewal. For thirteen years he was Director of Continuing Education and Academic Dean at the American College of Leuven. He was the third holder of the Chair for the Study of Religion and Values in American society at the KU Leuven. For more than a decade he has taught courses about religion and values in American culture, and was a staff member at the KU Leuven European Center for Ethics. He is currently the Executive Secretary for the Jean Jadot Chair for the Study of Religion and Values in Society at the KU Leuven and the UCL and former head of LIBISMA, a privately funded international documentation and research center in Brussels. He writes regularly on American culture and trends in American society for Tertio, and lectures in Europe and the United States about religion, fundamentalism, and civic virtue in the United States. He is currently preparing a book--The Half-Way Covenant—about the use of religion in American history.