Daniel Larison is a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Chicago, where he recently completed his dissertation on the sixth ecumenical council and the monothelete controversy. A convert to Orthodox Christianity since 2003, he serves as a reader at a local Russian Orthodox parish in the Chicago area. He is contributing editor at The American Conservative and writes a column for The Week online. His work has also appeared in The Dallas Morning News, The New Pantagruel and at Takimag.com. He writes on the blog Eunomia.