David Appleyard is Professor of the Languages of the Horn of Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research interests focus on the Semitic and Cushitic languages of Ethiopia and Eritrea. He has published extensively and among his recent articles is 'Definite markers in modern Ethiopian Semitic languages', in G. Khan (ed.) Semitic Studies in Honour of Edward Ullendorf/ (2005).
Dimitri Brady teaches in the Department of Adult Education for the City of Manchester. He has contributed a number of articles to K. Parry et al. (eds) The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity (1999), and he researches and publishes on the hagiographical traditions of the Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Ivan Zhelev Dimitrov is Professor of Theology at the University of Sofia in Bulgaria. Since 1976 he has been a representative of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church at panOrthodox conferences and preparatory commissions. He specializes in New Testament Studies and has published articles in German as well as Bulgarian; among the more recent is 'Moderne Bibelübersetzungen in den Laendern des "Neuen Europa" ', in K. Nikolakopoulos et al. (eds) Orthodoxe Theologie zwischen Ost und West: Festschrift für Prof. Theodor Nikolaou (2002).
Thomas FitzGerald is Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, and a protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. He is the author of The Orthodox Church (1995) and The Ecumenical Movement: An Introductory History (2004).
Peter Galadza holds the Kule Family Chair in Liturgy at the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, Saint Paul University, Ottawa. He is the author of The Theology and Liturgical Work of Andrei Sheptytsky (1865-1944) (2004), and editor-in-chief of The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship (2004). From 1994 to 2004 he served as editor of Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies.
Alexander Grishin is Professor of Art History at the Australian National University, Canberra. He has published numerous books on art history including A Pilgrim's Account of Cyprus: Bars'kyj's travels in Cyprus (1996), and among his recent articles is 'Bars'kyj and the Orthodox community', in M. Angold (ed.) The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. 5, Eastern Christianity (2006).
Hannah Hunt received her doctorate from the University of Leeds and is presently lecturing at Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds. Among her recent publications are Joy-Bearing Grief: Tears of Contrition in the Early Syrian and Byzantine Fathers (2004), and contributions to J. A. McGuckin (ed.) The Westminster Handbook to Origen (2004).
Lucy-Anne Hunt is Professor and Head of the School of History of Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the author of Byzantium, Eastern Christendom and Islam: Art at the Crossroads of the Medieval Mediterranean, 2 vols (1998 and 2000) and The Mingana and Related Collections: A Survey of Illustrated Arabic, Greek, Eastern Christian, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham (1997).
Vrasidas Karalis is Associate Professor of Modern Greek at the University of Sydney. He has published extensively in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. He has translated Michael Psellos, Doukas and Leo the Deacon into modern Greek, and he is currently working on Paul's Epistle to the Romans. He is the editor of the journal Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) and the president of the Society for Literature and Aesthetics (Australia).
Basil Lourie (Father Gregory) is rector of the St Petersburg parish of Holy Martyr Elizabeth, and chief editor of Scrinium, a journal of church history, patristics and hagio-graphical studies. He is also on the editorial board of Xristianskij Vostok (Christian Orient), and his research focuses on the Christian East and Christian origins. He has recently published in Russian A History of Byzantine Philosophy (2006).
Peter McMylor is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Alasdair MacIntyre: Critic of Modernity (1994). His current research interests are the relationship of social theory to religion, the sociology of morality and ethics and its significance for social criticism and the sociology of intellectuals.
Heleen Murre-van den Berg is Associate Professor for the History of World Christianity at Leiden University, the Netherlands. She specializes in Middle Eastern Christianities, and has a special interest in the history of the Assyrian Church of the East. Recent publications include 'Nineteenth-century Protestant missions and Middle Eastern women: an overview', in I. M. Okkenhaug and I. Flaskerud (eds) Gender, Religion and Change in the Middle East: Two Hundred Years of History (2005).
Vrej Nerses Nersessian is a priest of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church and Curator in charge of the books and manuscripts of the Christian Middle East at the British Library, London. Among his many publications are Armenian Illuminated Gospel Books (1987), Treasures from the Ark: 1700 Years of Armenian Christian Art (2001), and The Bible in the Armenian Tradition (2001).
Jeremias Norman is Emeritus Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. He taught Chinese language and linguists at the University of Washington and at Princeton University. His book Chinese (1988) is widely used in university courses on Chinese linguists, and he has published not only on the Chinese language but on the languages of the Altaic group. He has long had an interest in the history of the Orthodox Church in China.
Mircea Pacurariu is Emeritus Professor of Theology at Sibiu, Romania, and Romania's foremost scholar and teacher of church history and historical theology. He is the author of many books, and an English translation of his A History of Romanian Christianity is to be published shortly.
Ken Parry is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Ancient History at Macqua-rie University, Sydney. He specializes in early Christianity, Byzantine cultural and intellectual history, and the history of Eastern Christianity in Asia, especially China and India. Among recent publications that he has edited and contributed to are The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity (1999); From Palmyra to Zayton: Epigraphy and Iconography (2005), and Art, Architecture and Religion along the Silk Roads (forthcoming).
Radmila Radii1 is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History of Serbia, Belgrade. She is the author, among other books, of Verom protiv vere. Drzava i verske zajednice u Srbiji 1945-1953 (With Faith against Faith: The State and Religious Communities in Serbia 1945-1953) (1995), and Drzava i verske zajednice 1945-1970 (The State and Religious Communities 1945-1970) (2002).
Stephen H. Rapp, Jr. is Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University, Atlanta, where he specializes in medieval Eurasian history, with an emphasis on the Caucasus region, the Byzantine and Iranian Commonwealths, Eastern Christendom, and Inner Asia. He is the founding director of the World History and Cultures programme at Georgia State University. He is the author of Studies in Medieval Georgian Historiography: Early Texts and Eurasian Contexts (2003).
Bryan D. Spinks is Professor of Liturgical Studies at Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School. A priest of the Church of England, he served on the Church of England Liturgical Commission from 1986 until 2000. His areas of research include East Syrian and Maronite liturgy, as well as Reformation and post-Reformation worship. Among his most recent publications are Early and Medieval Rituals and Theologies of Baptism: From the New Testament to the Council of Trent (2006) and Reformation and Modern Rituals and Theologies of Baptism: From Luther to Contemporary Practices (2006).
Eva Synek is Assistant Professor at the Institut für Recht und Religion at the University of Vienna. Her main research interests are in Eastern Christianity, law and religion in Central and Eastern Europe, and legal gender studies. She edited a special issue of Kanon in 2005 on the Roles and Rights of Women in European Orthodoxy, and has published among other articles 'The reception of Old Testament purity prescriptions by Byzantine canon law', in K. E. Borresen (ed.) Christian and Islamic Gender Models (2004).
David Thomas is Reader in Christianity and Islam in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham, where he edits the journal Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. He has recently edited and contributed to Christians at the Heart of Islamic Rule, Church Life and Scholarship in 'Abbasid Iraq (2003), and edited and translated with R. Ebied, Muslim-Christian Polemic during the Crusades, the Letter from the People of Cyprus and Ibn Abi Talib al-Dimashqi's Reply (2005).
Janet A. Timbie is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literature, Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Her main area of research is Coptic monastic literature of the fourth and fifth centuries, especially Antony and the origins of Coptic monasticism, and Shenoute and the development of Coptic-based monastic thought. Her recent publications include 'The state of research on the career of Shenoute in 2004', in Coptica 4 (2005).
Maria Vorozhishcheva is a researcher and scholar connected with the Department of Sociology at the University of Manchester. She has contributed a number of articles to K. Parry et al. (eds) The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity (1999), and her research explores the continuing significance for modernity of classical philosophy and Christian thought.
Graham Woolfenden (Father Gregory) is a parish priest in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople). Formerly a Lecturer at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford he is a visiting Lecturer at the St Sofia Orthodox Seminary in New Jersey. His recently published books are Daily Prayer in Christian Spain (2000) and Daily Liturgical Prayer (2004), and he has published articles in St Vladimir's Theological Quarterly and Studia Liturgica.
Youhanna Nessim Youssef received his doctorate from Montpellier University in France, and is currently Senior Research Associate, Centre for Early Christian Studies at the Australian Catholic University, and Senior Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He has published many articles in the field of Coptic Studies and, a book, The Arabic Life of Severus of Antioch Attributed to Athanasius of Antioch (2004).
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