Notes on Contributors

James Alison writes, lectures and teaches in the UK, the USA and Latin America. He is the author, among other books, of KnowingJesus (1998), Faith Beyond Resentment (2001), On Being Liked (2003) and Undergoing God (2006).

Tina Beattie is Reader in Christian Theology at the University of Surrey Roehampton, UK. She is the author of God's Mother, Eve's Advocate (1999), Woman (2003) and New Catholic Feminism: Theology and Theory (2006).

Daniel Boyarin is the Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Among his many books are Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture (1993), Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism (1999) and Border Lines: The Partition of Judeao-Christianity (2004).

Virginia Burrus is Professor of Early Christian History at Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA. She is the author of "Begotten, Not Made": Conceiving Manhood in Late Antiquity (2000) and The Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography (2004).

Gavin D'Costa is Professor of Christian Theology at the University of Bristol, UK. He has published several books, including Sexing the Trinity: Gender, Culture and the Divine (2000) and Theology in the Public Square: Church, Academy and Nation (2005).

Paul Fletcher is Lecturer in Christian Studies at Lancaster University, UK. His recent work considers the relationship between theology and the political and he has published in journals in cultural and political theory as well as theology. He is the author of Disciplining the Divine (forthcoming).

Christopher Hinkle is a doctoral student at Harvard Divinity School, where he is studying contemporary theology. He has published articles in several journals, including Modern Theology.

Amy Hollywood is the Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies at Harvard Divinity School, USA. She is the author of The Soul as Virgin Wife: Mechthild of Magdeburg, Marguerite of Porete, and Meister Eckhart (1995) and Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History (2002).

Grace M. Jantzen was Research Professor of Religion, Culture and Gender at the University of Manchester, UK. Among her many publications are Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism (1995), Becoming Divine: Towards a Feminist Philosophy of Religion (1998) and Foundations of Violence (2004).

Mark D. Jordan is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion at Emory University, USA. Among his many books are The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology (1997), The Ethics of Sex (2002) and Blessing Same-Sex Unions: The Perils of Queer Romance and the Confusions of Christian Marriage (2005).

Gerard Loughlin is Professor of Theology and Religion at the University of Durham, UK. He is the author of Telling God's Story: Bible, Church and Narrative Theology (1996) and Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology (2004) and the editor, with Jon Davies, of Sex These Days (1997). He is also a co-editor of the journal Theology & Sexuality.

David Matzko McCarthy is The Father Forker Professor of Catholic Social Teaching at Mount St Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD, USA. He is the author of Sex and Love in the Home: A Theology of the Household (2001/4) and editor with Therese Lysaught of Gathered for the Journey: Moral Theology from a Catholic Perspective (2006).

Rachel Muers is Lecturer in Modern Theology at the University of Exeter, UK. She is the author of Keeping God's Silence: Towards a Theological Ethics of Communication (2004) and co-editor with David Ford of the third edition of The Modern Theologians (2005) to which she contributed the essay on "Feminism, Gender and Theology."

Catherine Pickstock is Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge University, UK, where she is also a Fellow of Emmanuel College. She is the author of After Writing: On the Liturgical Consummation of Theology (1998) and, with John Milbank, Truth in Aquinas (2001).

Eugene F. Rogers Jr is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA. He is the author of Sexuality and the Christian Body: Their Way into the Triune God (1999) and After the Spirit: A Constructive Pneumatology from Resources Outside the Modern West (2005). He is also editor of Theology and Sexuality: Classic and Contemporary Readings (2002).

Kathy Rudy is Associate Professor in Women's Studies at Duke University, North Carolina, USA, and the author of Sex and the Church: Gender, Homosexuality, and the Transformation of Christian Ethics (1997).

Jane Shaw is Dean of Divinity and Fellow of New College, Oxford, UK - the first woman to hold this post in the college's history. She was a founding member of the Movement for the Ordination of Women (MOW), and is the author of Miracles in Enlightenment England (2006).

Elizabeth Stuart is Professor of Christian Theology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Religion at the University of Winchester, UK. She is the author of many books, including Just Good Friends (1995), Gay and Lesbian Theologies: Repetitions with Critical Difference (2003) and Exploding Mystery: A Queer Science of the Sacraments (2006). She is also a co-editor of Theology & Sexuality.

Graham Ward is Professor of Contextual Theology at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the author of several books, including Cities of God (2000), True Religion (2003), Christ and Culture (2005) and Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice (2005).

Linda Woodhead is Professor of Christian Studies at Lancaster University, UK. She is the author of An Introduction to Christianity (2004) and Christianity: A Very Short Introduction (2004). She has edited many books on contemporary religion, including with Paul Heelas, Religion in Modern Times (2000) and The Spiritual Revolution (2005).

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