Rev. Dr. Vrej Nerses Nersessian was born in Tehran in 1948 and was educated at the Armenian College in Calcutta, the Gevorkian Theological Seminary in Holy Ejmiatsin, Armenia, and King's College London. He was formerly Head of the Christian Middle East section at the British Library (1975-2011). Among his many publications by the British Library is the recently published Catalogue of the Armenian Manuscripts in the British Library acquired since the year 1913 and of collections in other libraries in the United Kingdom (2012). He has contributed articles on the thought and culture of the Armenian Church in The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity, ed. by Ken Parry (Blackwell, London 1999), Jesus in History, Thought, and Culture, An Encyclopedia, ed. by Leslie Houlden (ABC Clio, Oxford 2003) and The Orthodox Christian World, ed. by Augustine Casiday (Routledge, London 2012).