About the author
Dale Segrest was born in rural Macon County, Alabama, in 1942. After completing a small, rural public school at Shorter, Alabama in 1960, he attended Huntingdon College, a Methodist Church–related liberal arts college, in Montgomery, Alabama, where he majored in chemistry and minored in mathematics. Core curriculum courses in religion and philosophy instilled his lifelong love of philosophy.
Dale studied law at The University of Alabama, completing a degree with academic honors in 1967. He practiced law in Montgomery until 1983, although he, his wife, Betty, and their sons Philip and Mike had moved back to Macon County in 1970. Dale became an Alabama Circuit Court Judge in 1983 and continued in that office until 2001. While serving as judge, he completed a masters degree in judicial studies at the University of Nevada at Reno. He resumed law practice in 2001.
Dale's first book, "Conscience and Command", dealing with legal philosophy, was published in 1994. Writing that book, Dale realized that law is a social system that depends on the faith of the culture for its power. After its publication, Dale began a study of faith and consciousness, and has worked continuously on that project to produce the present volume.