Michel Despland is Professor of Religion at Concordia University.
Gérard Vallée is Professor Emeritus of religious studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His publications include The Spinoza Conversations between Lessing and Jacobi (1988), The Shaping of Christianity 100-800 (1999), and Soundings in G.E. Lessing’s Philosophy of Religion (2000). He has been involved in the editing of the Collected Works since 1998.