John Saliba is a Jesuit priest ordained in 1965. He joined the faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy in 1970 and has been Professor of Religious Studies since 1987. He is now Professor Emeritus in the Religious Studies Department. Born in Malta, Saliba holds licentiates in philosophy and theology from Heythrop College (England), a diploma in Anthropology from Oxford University, and a Ph. D. in Religion and Religious Education (1971) from the Catholic University of America. In the early 1990's he took part in a three-year study of the new religious movements conducted for the Vatican by the International Federation of Catholic Universities. Saliba has compiled two annotated bibliographies on the new religious movements: Psychiatry and the Cults (Garland Publishing, 1987) and Social Science and the Cults (Garland Publishing, 1990). His more recent publications include Christian Responses to the New Age Movement Geoffrey Chapman, 1998) and Understanding on New Religious Movements (AltaMira Press, 2nd edition, 2003).