Contributors

Ray Anderson is Senior Professor of Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is the author of many books and articles, the most recent including The Shape of Practical Theology: Empowering Ministry with Theological Praxis (2003) and Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament: A Practical Theology for Professional Caregivers (2003). His current research interests center on a post-theistic evangelical theology.

Richard Arrandale taught religion and theology at Christ Church University College in Canterbury, Kent, from 199 7 to 2003, and he is currently pursuing a career as a freelance writer on mysticism and new age spiritualities, based in Glastonbury, UK. His publications include articles on the work of Antonin Artaud, the tensions between psychology and theology, and the interface between religion and postmodernism.

John Barton is the Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. Among his many publications are The Spirit and the Letter (1997) and (with John Muddiman) his edition of the Oxford Bible Commentary (2001). His current research interests center on a project on the nature of biblical criticism.

Stephen F. Brown is Director of the Institute of Medieval Philosophy and Theology at Boston College, Massachusetts. He is editor of five volumes of the Opera Philosophica et Theologica of William of Ockham, and editor of Bonaventure: The Journey of the Mind to God and Aquinas, on Faith and Reason. He is author of more than fifty articles on medieval philosophy and theology. He is currently working on an edition of Book 1 of Richard Fishacre's Commentary on the Sentences and collecting a number of translated medieval texts dealing with the development of theology as a scientific university discipline.

Don Browning is Alexander Campbell Professor of Religious Ethics and the Social Sciences Emeritus of the Divinity School, University of Chicago. His most recent publication is Marriage and Modernization: Why Globalization Threatens Marriage and What to Do about It (2003). He is also Director of the Religion, Culture, and Family Project located at the University of Chicago.

David B. Burrell, CSC, is Hesburgh Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and author most recently of Friendship and Ways to Truth, as well as translator of al-Ghazali's Faith in Divine Unity and Trust in Divine Providence.

James M. Byrne is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at St. Michael's College, Vermont. He is the author of God: Thoughts in an Age of Uncertainty (2001) and Religion and Enlightenment (199 7), together with other articles and publications. His research interests center on philosophy and modern theology.

Andrew Chester is Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. He is the author of many books and articles, including work on the Pentateuchal Targums and the Letter of James. His research interests center on messianic hope and eschatology in early Judaism and Christianity.

M. Shawn Copeland is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Boston College, Massachusetts, and (adjunct) Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies, Xavier University, Louisiana. Her academic research and publications include the areas of theological and philosophical anthropology, political theology and philosophy, and embodiment, with special attention to gender and race.

Gavin D'Costa is Reader in Christian Theology and Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol, UK. He is a consultant to the Church of England, the Catholic Bishop's Conference, and the Vatican on issues regarding other religions. In 1998 he served as the Joseph McCarthy Visiting Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Recent publications include The Trinity and the Meeting of Religions (2000) and Sexing the Trinity (2000). His research interests are in contemporary theology, theology of religions, and gender and psychoanalysis.

Patricia Daniel teaches feminism and religious studies at Christ Church University College, Canterbury, and other institutions in Kent, UK. The author of several articles on feminist theologies, she continues to research in contemporary feminism.

William Dean is Professor of Constructive Theology at the Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado. Specializing in the distinctively American tradition of religious thought, his books include American Religious Empiricism (1986), History Making History (1988), The American Spiritual Culture (2002), and The Religious Critic in American Culture (1994), which received the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence.

Dawn DeVries is John Newton Thomas Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia. She is currently working on a major study of Schleiermacher's dogmatic theology. She is the author of Jesus Christ in the Preaching of Calvin and Schleiermacher and the editor and translator of Servant of the Word: Selected Sermons of Friedrich Schleiermacher.

G. R. Evans is Professor of Medieval Theology and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of numerous books in the fields of patristic, medieval and ecumenical history and theology, including Philosophy and Theology in the Middle Ages (1994), Law and Theology in the Middle Ages (2001), and Anselm (1998). She is also the author of A Brief History of Heresy (2003) and the editor of The Medieval Theologians and The Early Christian Theologians.

Robin Gill is Michael Ramsey Professor of Modern Theology at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He is the author of some twenty books, including most recently Changing Worlds (2002), The "Empty" Church Revisited (2003), and A Sense of Grace (2004).

Garrett Green teaches religious studies at Connecticut College. He is the author of Imagining God: Theology and the Religious Imagination (1998) and Theology, Hermeneutics, and Imagination: The Crisis of Interpretation at the End of Modernity (2000). His current research centers on the relationship between philosophy, aesthetics, and modern theology, particularly contemporary debates about modernism and postmodernism.

John W. de Gruchy is Robert Selby Taylor Professor of Christian Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The author of many books and articles, he has recently edited the Cambridge Companion to Bonhoeffer (1999), as well as Reconciliation: Restoring Justice (2002). He remains deeply involved in the work for truth and reconciliation in South Africa, as well as continuing his long-term work on the life and thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Gareth Jones is Professor of Christian Theology and Director of the Centre for Anglican Studies, at Christ Church University College, Canterbury, UK. He was founder editor of Reviews in Religion and Theology, and was recently theological consultant to the House of Bishops of the Church of England. His publications include Critical Theology (1995) and Christian Theology: A Brief Introduction (1999), and his current research interests center on the role of theological reflection in the contemporary Anglican Communion.

Laurel Kearns is Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion and Environmental Studies at Drew Theological School and the Casperson School of Graduate Studies at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. She is co-editor of the Christianity-related articles for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature and a member of the Religion and Ecology Steering Committee for the American Academy of Religion. Her research and writing have focused on religious (predominantly Christian) ecological activism, greening the ethnography of religion, and environmental justice.

Karen Kilby is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at the University of Nottingham, UK. She has written a brief introduction to the thought of Karl Rahner, Karl Rahner (1997) and is about to publish a more substantial study, Rahner: Theology and Philosophy.

Mark Lindsay is Director of Studies at Trinity College, University of Melbourne. He has been researching the theological basis of Karl Barth's opposition to Nazism and the Holocaust, and has published a number of articles and chapters in the broad field of post-Holocaust theology.

Mark McIntosh, Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola University, Chicago, is an Episcopal priest and canon theologian to the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, USA. The author of Mystical Theology and other books investigating the intersection of spirituality and theology, he is also the author of the forthcoming Blackwell Guide to Christian Theology.

Ian Markham is the Dean of Hartford Seminary and Professor of Theology and Ethics, Hartford Seminary, Connecticut. He is the author of Plurality and Christian Ethics (1994), Truth and the Reality of God (1999), and A Theology of Engagement (2003). His current research centers on Christian and Hindu explanations for disagreement.

Bruce D. Marshall is Professor of Historical Theology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, where he teaches medieval and Reformation studies, and systematic theology. He is the author of several books and articles, including Christol-ogy in Conflict (1987) and Trinity and Truth (2000). His research interests include the Trinity and Christology, philosophical issues in theology, and Judaism and Christian theology.

Charles T. Mathewes is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, where he teaches theology, ethics, and culture. He is the author of Evil and the Augustinian Tradition and the forthcoming A Theology of Public Life during the World. His research interests center on moral and political theory and Christian doctrine.

Ralph Norman is Lecturer in Historical Theology at Christ Church University College at Canterbury, Kent, UK. His monograph on the doctrine of the ascension is in preparation, and his current research interests center on the doctrine of God.

Martyn Percy is Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute based at the University of Manchester, UK, where he is also Reader in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. His recent publications include Salt of the Earth: Religious Resilience in a Secular Age (2002). He is currently researching into Christianity and contemporary culture, and modern ecclesiology.

Esther D. Reed is Lecturer in Theology and Ethics at the University of St. Andrews, UK, and editor of Studies in Christian Ethics. She is author of The Genesis of Ethics (2000) and A Theological Reading of Hegel's "Phenomenology of Spirit", with Particular Reference to its Themes of Identity, Alienation and Community (1996). Her current research interests lie in the ethics of human rights and Protestant traditions of natural law associated with Richard Hooker, Robert Sanderson, Hugo Grotius, and more recent thinkers in this tradition.

Robert John Russell is Founder and Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences and Professor of Theology and Science in Residence, at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. He is co-editor of the 5-volume CTNS/Vatican Observatory series on science and divine action. He is currently working on the book, Time in Eternity: Theology and Science in Mutual Interaction, for which he won a PCRS/Templeton Grant for research and writing on the constructive engagement of religion and science.

Carl R. Trueman is Associate Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is author of Luther's Legacy: Salvation and English Reformers, 1525-1556 (199 7) and The Claims of Truth: John Owen's Trinitarian Theology (1998). His current research interests include seventeenth century Reformed Orthodoxy in relation to medieval and Renaissance thought.

John Webster is Professor of Systematic Theology at Aberdeen University, having until recently been Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford. He is the author of many books and articles on modern and systematic theology, including most recently Holiness (2003), and he edited the Cambridge Companion to Barth (2000). His research interests center on constructive Christian dogmatics and modern historical theology, with particular interest in Barth's theology in the 1920s.

Merold Westphal is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University in New York City. He is past president of the Hegel Society of America and of the Seren Kierkegaard Society, and has served as Executive Co-Director of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP). He is the author of History and Truth in Hegel's Phenomenology (1979), Hegel, Freedom, and Modernity (1992), and Overcoming Onto-Theology (2001), among many other publications.

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