Robert Bolger was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. He attended the University of Washington in Seattle earning a B.A. degree in philosophy. He then went on to get an M.A in Theology and a PhD in Philosophy of Religion and Theology. Robert, deeply influenced by the Wittgensteinian approach to philosophy and theology taught to him by his teacher D.Z. Phillips, is the author of Kneeling at the Altar of Science: The Mistaken Path of Contemporary Religious Scientism (Wipf and Stock, 2012) and the forthcoming book Gesturing Toward Reality: David Foster Wallace and Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2014). Wallace and Bolger were friends in Claremont from 2004 until the time of Wallace's death in 2008. Bolger currently lives and works near Seattle Washington.