Matthew Vale is a doctoral student in Systematic Theology and Notre Dame, and previously earned his Master’s of Theological Studies at Notre Dame as well. His work in Systematics often touches on the intellectual history of the early modern period, including the history of Christian missions. He has an abiding interest in Christianity’s encounters with non-Christian religions around the world and throughout history, and the theological issues that arise from them. He lives in South Bend with his wife, Beáta, and son, Elias.