James is a Catholic priest, theologian and author. He earned his doctorate from the Jesuit Faculty in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. James has lived in many countries and works as an itinerant preacher, lecturer and leader of retreats. He is known for being one of the principal theological interpreters of the work of René Girard. In addition, and thanks to Girard’s thought, James has firmly but gently faced down Catholic Church authority on matters gay and lived to tell the tale. His writing can be accessed at www.jamesalison.co.uk When not on the road he lives in Madrid.