David R. Maxwell (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is the Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. His primary research interest is in the early church, particularly the Christological controversies of the 4th-6th centuries. He is the translator for volumes on Cyril of Alexandria's Commentary on John in the Ancient Christian Texts series. An ordained minister in the Lutheran Church and a trained organist, Maxwell has also done work on the theological symbolism of J.S. Bach's Clavierübung III. His essay "What Was 'Wrong' with Augustine? The Sixth-Century Reception (or Lack Thereof) of Augustine's Christology" appeared in the book In the Shadow of the Incarnation: Essays in Honor of Brian E. Daley.