Our Featured Authors
Get to know the amazing team of authors that makes up our “Featured Authors” team!
Discover Our Featured Authors
When you buy books from iPub Global Connection, you’re not just getting a good price on books. You’re also supporting the authors we feature here. You will discover many interesting writers here, such as Dr. Leonard Swidler, a professor of Catholic Thought and a driving force for interreligious dialogue around the globe.
Len, who has taught at Temple University for the past half century, founded Temple’s Dialogue Institute in 1978 and created the Journal of Ecumenical Studies. Len has been a keynote presenter at conferences and forums in more than 30 nations throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as across the U.S. As the author of over 100 hundred books on religion, dialogue, and philosophy, we celebrate him as the first Featured Author on this site.
Our Featured Authors
Dr. Leonard Swidler
Leonard Swidler is truly a citizen of the world whose empathy has reached friends and fellow thinkers in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
While others use religion as a barrier, Len sees it as a way to bring people together, even people from different religions. After all, the first religions emerged from peoples’ desire to understand the world around them.
Some civilizations created gods who controlled the earth, sea, sun, moon, and stars. Others recognized a single Creator who sent great thinkers—Buddha, Jesus, Mohammad, Moses, Krishna—to teach us right from wrong. These thinkers had a lot more in common than their followers may realize.
PhD & ThD
Born to a catholic Sri Lankan family, Professor Antony Fernando was singled out for success at a young age. When Dr. Fernando was 9, he scored sufficiently enough on IQ test to be awarded a free education by the Sri Lankan government. As a result, he was enrolled in the largest seminary school in Sri Lanka. After completing his regular schooling and exiting the seminary system as an ordained priest, Fernando was assigned, in no small part due to his academic performance, as a lecturer at the same seminary. He was later sent to Rome to study theology, where he received his doctorate for the Gregorian University in Rome during this time spent abroad. He also traveled to other Catholic institutions in Europe and interacted with members of other faiths, experiences which shaped many of his views on spirituality. The contrast between the practice of Catholicism in Sri Lanka and in Europe had a profound impact on the spiritual beliefs of Dr. Fernando, as in Europe the concept of salvation was seen less as dogma and rather as a spiritual pursuit intended to serve humanity.
Dr. Paul Mojzes is professor emeritus of religious studies at Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pennsylvania and was distinguished visiting professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. In retirement he became interim director of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies doctoral program at Gratz College.
A native of Yugoslavia, he studied at Belgrade University Law School, received the A.B. degree summa cum laude from Florida Southern College, and Ph.D. degree from Boston University. Dr. Mojzes is the co-editor of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, and founder and editor of Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe. He is the author of six, the editor of fifteen books and has written over 100 articles.
As a part of the post-Vatican II, Arlene’s work on women in the Catholic Church began in 1966. Her feminist ideas began in Catholicism, but they soon expanded to other religions as well. Most of her efforts were spent meeting and talking with people and editing. By the early 1990’s, she had published more than eighty articles and book reviews, served as an editor of two different periodicals, and participated in editing and writing thirteen books, along with more than forty years of college/university teaching.
Our Selected Authors
James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. As of January 2016, he has sold over 350 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children’s, middle-grade, and young-adult fiction and is also the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children’s bestseller lists.
Paul K. Chappelle
Paul K. Chappell is an international peace educator and serves as the Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He graduated from West Point, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty as a Captain. He is the author of the seven-book Road to Peace series about ending war, waging peace, the art of living, and our shared humanity. The first six published books in this series are Will War Ever End?, The End of War, Peaceful Revolution, The Art of Waging Peace, The Cosmic Ocean, and Soldiers of Peace. Lecturing across the United States and internationally, he also teaches courses and workshops on peace leadership and peace literacy.