Matthew Philipp Whelan is a St Andrews Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theology & Science, hosted by the Department of Religion at Baylor University. His current book project, The Grammar of Creation, is a theological engagement with agroecology, a science that integrates ecology into agriculture and looks to local ecosystems as the most appropriate model for agricultural practice.Matthew holds degrees from the University of Virginia (B.A.), Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (M.Sc.), and Duke University (M.T.S., Ph.D.). He is the author of the forthcoming book, Blood in the Fields: Óscar Romero, Catholic Social Teaching, and Land Reform (Catholic University of America Press, 2020), and his articles have appeared in the journals Modern TheologyJournal of Moral TheologyNova et VeteraCrosscurrents, among other venues. He lives in Waco, Texas with his wife, Natalie, and their three girls, Chora, Edith, and Simone.