Notes On Contributors

edward antonio is Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology and Social Theory at The IIiff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado. Originally from Zimbabwe where he grew up on the streets and taught himself to read and write, he holds the M.Litt., degree of the University of Aberdeen and a Ph.D. from Cambridge. He taught Political Theology at the University of Zimbabwe from 1989 to 1996. Before taking up his present position at Iliff, he was a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa» He has written a number of articles in the areas of Black and African theologies, ecology and African traditional religions as well as on sexuality in African culture. He is currently working on a volume on identity, politics, and culture in African theology.

Andrew dawson is Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at University College Chester. He is the author of articles on various aspects of liberation theology and has recently written Church in Transition: The Emergence and Impact of the Base Ecclesial Community and Liberative Theological Discourse in Brazil (Catholic Scholars Press, Bethesda, 1999).

valpy Fitzgerald is Director of the Finance and Trade Policy Research Centre at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, and also Professorial Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford. He lectures in international finance and development economics, and has extensive experience of working with Christian groups in Latin Amcrica on issues of poverty and social change.

mary grey is Scholar-in-Residence at Sarum College, Salisbury and Visiting Professor of Theology at the University of Southampton. She was formerly Professor of Feminism and Christianity at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Her publications include Redeeming the Dream: Christianity, Feminism and Redemption (London, SPCK, 1989); The Wisdom of Foolsf Seeking Revelation for Today (London, SPCK, 1993); Prophecy and Mysticism: The Heart of the Post-Modern Church (Edinburgh, T3cT Clark, 1997); and Beyond the Dark Night: A Way Forward for the Church? (London, Cassell, 1997). She is Editor of Ecotheology (Sheffield Acadcmic Press), and with Elizabeth Green, the Editor of 'Ecofeminism and Theology \ Yearbook of the European

Society of Women in Theological Research (1992)- She "s also co-founder and Trustee of the charity, 'Wells for India1.

Gustavo Gutierrez is Professor of Theology at Pontificia Universidad Católica del PeriK He is author of A Theology of Liberation (Maryknoll, NY, Orbis, 1971); The Power of the Poor in History {Maryknoll, NYS Orbis, 1979); We Drink from Oar Own Wells (Maryknoll, NY, Orbis, 1983}; God-talk and the Suffering of the Innocent (Maryknoll, NY, Orbis, 1986); The Truth Shall Make You Free (Maryknoll, NY, Orbis, 1986}; The God of Life (Maryknoll, NY, Orbis, 1989); In Search of the Poor of Jesus Christ (Maryknoll, NY, Orbis, 1992); Densidad del Presente {Maryknoll, NY, Orbis, T996); and Sharing the Word through the Liturgical Year (Maryknoll, NY, Or bis, 1997).

peter hebblethwajte, who died in December 1994, was the Vatican affairs writer for the National Catholic Reporter of the USA. Trained as a Jesuit theologian, his reporting of current church affairs went back to the final session of Vatican II. His books include Theology and the Church (Cork, Mercicr Press, 1969); The Runaway Church {London, Collins, 1975}; The Christian-Marxist Dialogue (New York, Paulist Press, 1977); The Year of the Three Popes (London, Collins, 1978); Introducing John Paul II {London, Collins, 1982 )\John XX///; Pope of the Council (London, Geoffrey Chapman, 1984); In the Vatican (London, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1986); and Paul VI; the first modern Pope (London, HarperCollins, 1993).

OLIVER O'DONOVAN has been Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, since 1982, Born in England and educated at Oxford and Princeton Universities, he has also taught in Canada, He is currently President of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics. His publications include The Problem of Self-Love hi St Augustine (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1979); Begotten or Madef (Oxford University Press, 1983); Resurrection and Moral Order (Leicester, Apollos 6c Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1986); Peace and Certainty (Oxford University Press 8c Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1989); and The Desire of Nations (Cambridge University Press, 1996),

Christopher Rowland is Dean Ireland's Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture in the University of Oxford, He has written on Jewish and Christian apocalypticism including The Open Heaven (London, SPCK, 1982) and 'Revelation1 in The New Interpreters* Bible (1998), He was for ten years a member of the board of Christian Aid, London, and chair of its Latin American and Caribbean Committee. He has written on liberation theology in Radical Christianity (Oxford, Polity Press, 1988) and Liberating Exegesis (London, SPCK, 1990). Together with John Vincent he edits British Liberation Theology published by the Urban Theology Unit in Sheffield.

denys turner is H. G. Wood Professor of _heology at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of Marxism and Christianity {Oxford, Blackwell,

1983) and of many articles and papers on Marxism* social theory and Christian theology* His more recent publications include Eros and Allegory; Medieval exegesis of the Song of Songs (Kalamazoo, Cistercian Publications, 1995) and The Darkness of God (Cambridge University Press, 1995), charles villa-vicencio is Professor of Religion and Socicty at the University of Cape Town. He is presently on leave of absence, working as the Director of Research in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Among his recent books are A Theology of Reconstruction: Nation Building a fid Hitman Rights (Cambridge University Press, 1992) and The Spirit of Freedom: Conversations with South African Leaders on Religion and Politics (Berkeley University of California Press, 1995).

gerald west ¡s an Associate Professor in the School of Theology at the University of Natal, South Africa. He is also the Director of the Institute for the Study of the Bible, a project that brings together socially engaged biblical scholars and ordinary readers of the Bible from poor and marginalised communities. He is the author of Biblical Hermeneutics of Liberation: Modes of Reading the Btble in the South African Context {Maryknoll, NY, Orbis, 2nd edn, 1995).

bastiaan wielenga has been teaching Biblical Theology as well as Social Analysis at the Tamilnadu Theological Seminary in Madurai, South India, since 1975. Earlier, he was research scholar in the Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Socicty in Bangalore, and co-worker in the Ecumenical Centre, Hendrik Kraemer House, Berlin. He has published in the fields of ChristianMarxist dialogue, politics, and theology. His It's a Long Road to Freedom (Madurai, Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary 1998) discusses perspectives of biblical theology; Introduction to Marxism (Bangalore, Centre for Social Action 1991) presents a pluralist approach to Marxist theory; and Towards Understanding Indian Society (Madurai, Centre for Social Analysis 1997), co-authored with Gabrielle Dietrich, relates social analysis to social movements and alternative development perspectives.

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