Contributors

Nicholas Adams teaches theology and ethics at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Habermas and Theology (2006) and several articles on German Idealism in relation to theology and on the inter-faith practice of scriptural reasoning. His principal focus of research is the relation between tradition and public reasoning.

Christine Axt-Piscalar is Professor of Systematic Theology at the GeorgAugust University of Göttingen. Her publications include Der Grund des Glaubens. Eine theologiegeschichtliche Untersuchung zum Verhältnis von Trinität und Glaube in der Theologie I.A. Dorners (1990); and Ohnmächtige Freiheit. Studien zum Verhältnis von Subjektivität und Sünde bei Tholuck, Julius Müller, Schleiermacher und Kierkegaard (1996). She is an editor of the series Forschungen zur systematischen und ökumenischen Theologie and of the journal Kerygma und Dogma. David W. Bebbington is Professor of History at the University of Stirling. His recent publications include The Mind of Gladstone: Religion, Homer and Politics (2004); and The Dominance of Evangelicalism: The Age of Spurgeon and Moody (2005). James D. Bratt is Professor of History at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has published extensively on the history of Dutch and Dutch-American Calvinism and on the topic of theology and society in the pre-Civil War United States. Among his publications are the essay "The Reorientation of American Protestantism, 1835-1845," Church History 67, no. 1 (March 1998): 52-82; and two critical anthologies of primary texts, Antirevivalism in Antebellum America (2006), and Abraham Kuyper: A Centennial Reader (1998). Mark D. Chapman is Vice-Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford; Reader in Modern Theology in the University of Oxford; and Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University. He has written widely in different areas of theology and is coeditor of the Journal for the History of Modern Theology. His most recent books are Doing God: Religion and Public Policy in Brown's Britain (2008); and Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction (2006).

Ralph Del Colle is Associate Professor of Theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His specialist interests include Christology, pneumatol-ogy, Trinitarian theology, and the theology of grace. His doctoral dissertation, Christ and the Spirit: Spirit-Christology in Trinitarian Perspective, was published in 1994. He has contributed a chapter on the "Triune God" to the Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine (1997) and one on "The Church" to The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology (2008). He is also co-editor of the International Journal of Systematic Theology.

David Fergusson is Professor of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and Principal of New College. He is the author of Faith and Its Critics (2009), based on his Glasgow Gifford Lectures, and Church, State and Civil Society (2004). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Matthias Gockel received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and currently holds a teaching position in Systematic Theology and Ethics in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Jena. His recent publications include

Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of Election: A Systematic-Theological Comparison (2006).

Christine Helmer is Professor of Religion and Adjunct Professor of German at Northwestern University. She has taught theology at the Claremont School of Theology and at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of The Trinity and Martin Luther (1999) and is contributing editor and co-editor of eight volumes in the areas of biblical theology, philosophy of religion, Schleiermacher studies, and Luther studies, most recently The Global Luther (2009). Her current research topics are liberal theologies and Luther's "dangerous doctrines." Bradford E. Hinze is Professor of Theology at Fordham University, Bronx, New York. His recent book is Practices of Dialogue in the Roman Catholic Church: Aims and Obstacles, Lessons and Laments (2006). Recent essays have explored syno-dality and the role of collective lamentations in the life of the church and in ecclesiology.

Stephen R. Holmes is Senior Lecturer in Theology in the University of St. Andrews. His recent publications include The Wondrous Cross: Atonement and Penal Substitution in the Bible and History (2007); and Public Theology in Cultural Engagement (2008).

Robert W. Jenson has taught theology and philosophy in colleges, universities, and a theological seminary. Most recently, he held the post of Senior Scholar at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton. He is the author of numerous books, including the two-volume Systematic Theology (1997-1999), and most recently commentaries on the Song of Songs and Ezekiel, and Conversations with Poppi about God (2006), transcribed theological exchanges with his (then) 8-year-old granddaughter. He continues to reside in Princeton, New Jersey, where he writes and teaches.

Julia A. Lamm is Associate Professor of Theology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She is a historical theologian specializing in the thought of Friedrich Schleiermacher, the doctrine of God, grace, and mysticism. Her publications include The Living God: Schleiermacher's Theological Appropriation of Spinoza (1996). She is editor of The Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism (forthcoming) and co-editor of Schleiermacher: Christmas Eve Dialogue and Other Selections (forthcoming).

David R. Law is Reader in Christian Thought at the University of Manchester. His books include Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian (1993) and Inspiration (2001). He has published extensively in the International Kierkegaard Commentary series and in various learned journals.

Ulrike Link-Wieczorek is Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Oldenburg. She is a member of the Standing Commission of Faith and Order in the World Council of Churches, and a member of the board of Societas Oecumenica. Her publications include Reden von Gott in Afrika und Asien (1989); Inkarnation oder Inspiration? (1998); and (the co-authored) Nach Gott im Leben fragen (2004). She is also co-editor of Profilierte Ökumene, Festschrift für Dietrich Ritschl zum 80. Geburtstag (2009).

James C. Livingston is Walter G. Mason Professor of Religion, Emeritus, at the College of William and Mary. He is the author of Religious Thought: The Enlightenment and the 19th Century (2007); and Modern Christian Thought (2006). Gerard Loughlin is Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. His publications include Alien Sex: The Body and Desire in Cinema and Theology (2004); and Telling God's Story: Bible, Church and Narrative Theology (1996), as well as essays in both the Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine (1997) and the Cambridge Companion to John Henry Newman (2009). Graham McFarlane is Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology at the London School of Theology and is the author of Christ and the Spirit: the Doctrine of the Incarnation according to Edward Irving (1996); Edward Irving: The Trinitarian Face of God (1996); and Why Do You Believe What You Believe about Jesus? (2009). Olga Nesmiyanova is Professor of History of Religion at the Saint-Petersburg School of Religion and Philosophy. She is the author of several works on the history and theology of the Russian church.

George Pattison is Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford. His books include Thinking about God in an Age of Technology (2005) and The Philosophy of Kierkegaard (2005). He is currently working on a book on God and Being.

Stephen Prickett is Regius Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Glasgow, and an honorary Professor at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He has taught at universities in Australia, England, and the United States. He is the author or editor of some 18 books and monographs on literature, religion, and associated disciplines, the most recent of which, Modernity and the Reinvention of Tradition: Backing into the Future, was published in 2009.

John W. Rogerson is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield. His publications include Myth in Old Testament Interpretation (1974); Old Testament Criticism in the Nineteenth Century: England and Germany (1985); W. M. L. de Wette, Founder of Modern Biblical Criticism: An Intellectual Biography (1992); and The Bible and Criticism in Victorian Britain: Profiles of F. D. Maurice and William Robertson Smith (2009). He has also published extensively in the fields of the social and historical background to the Old Testament, and the use of the Bible in moral and political issues.

Frank M. Turner is John Hay Whitney Professor of History and Director of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, where he served as Provost from 1988 to 1992. His publications include John Henry Newman: The Challenge to Evangelical Religion (2002); Contesting Cultural Authority: Essays in Victorian Intellectual Life (1993); The Greek Heritage in Victorian England (1981); and Between Science and Religion: The Reaction to Scientific Naturalism in Late Victorian England (1976). He has also edited John Henry Cardinal Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua and Six Sermons (2008); Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (2003); and John Henry Newman, The Idea of a University (1996).

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