Kenneth Briggs has written about religion and culture for nearly forty years. His reporting for Newsday and The New York Times from the 1960s through the 1980s broke new ground for coverage of religion in American journalism. He has since contributed articles to numerous publications and taught courses in religion and journalism at Lafayette College, Lehigh University and Columbia University. His most recent previous book is Double Crossed: Uncovering the Catholic Church's Betrayal of American Nuns was published in 2006. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.