(p. xi) List of Contributors
(p. xi) List of Contributors
Edward Adams is Professor of New Testament at King’s College London. He is the author of several books including, The Earliest Christian Meeting Places: Almost Exclusively Houses? (Revised Edition, Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015). He is also the co-editor, with David G. Horrell, of Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004).
Loveday C. A. Alexander is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, former Canon-Theologian at Chester Cathedral, and a parish priest in the diocese of Chester. She edited Images of Empire (1991), and is the author of The Preface to Luke’s Gospel (1993), The People’s Bible: Acts (2006), and Acts in its Ancient Literary Context: A Classicist Looks at the Acts of the Apostles (2006). She serves on the Church of England’s Ministry Council and Faith and Order Commission (FAOC). She co-edited Faithful Improvisation? Theological Reflections on Church Leadership (2016). She was President of the British New Testament Society (2012–15), and has served on the Council of the Society of Biblical Literature, and on the editorial boards of several academic journals (currently New Testament Studies). She is currently working on commentaries on the Acts of the Apostles and on the Epistle to the Hebrews.
Paul Avis , the editor of this Handbook, served in full-time parish ministry in the Diocese of Exeter, 1975–98, as the General Secretary of the Council for Christian Unity of the Church of England, 1998–2011, as Theological Consultant to the Anglican Communion Office, London, 2011–12, and as Canon Theologian of Exeter Cathedral, 2008–13. He is currently Honorary Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Durham, UK, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter, UK, and Editor-in-Chief of Ecclesiology. His recent publications include The Vocation of Anglicanism (2016), Becoming a Bishop: A Theological Handbook of Episcopal Ministry (2015), In Search of Authority: Anglican Theological Method from the Reformation to the Enlightenment (2014), Reshaping Ecumenical Theology (2010), The Identity of Anglicanism: Essentials of Anglican Ecclesiology (2008), Beyond the Reformation? Authority, Primacy and Unity in the Conciliar Tradition (2006), and Anglicanism and the Christian Church: Theological Resources in Historical Perspective (2nd edn, 2002). He is joint editor with Benjamin Guyer of The Lambeth Conference: Theology, History, Polity and Purpose (2017). He is also editor of the series Anglican-Episcopal Theology and History.
(p. xii) Kimlyn J. Bender is Professor of Christian Theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Texas, USA. He is the author of Karl Barth’s Christological Ecclesiology (2005) and Confessing Christ for Church and World: Studies in Modern Theology (2014) as well as works in numerous journals and collections.
Simon Chan was the Earnest Lau Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Theological College, Singapore, and currently serves as lecturer and spiritual director at the college. His recent books include Grassroots Asian Theology: Thinking the Faith from the Ground Up and Pentecostal Ecclesiology: An Essay on the Development of Doctrine.
David M. Chapman is Methodist District Chair for Bedfordshire, Essex, and Hertfordshire, England. He serves on the British Methodist Faith and Order Committee with a special interest in ecclesiology and ecumenism. He is a member of the World Methodist Council and co-chair of the international Methodist–Roman Catholic Dialogue Commission. The author of three books on Methodist theology and history, he has contributed to several edited volumes and published numerous articles and reviews.
Theodor Dieter has been Research Professor at the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg since 1994 and its Director since 1997. He studied Protestant theology and philosophy in Heidelberg and Tübingen and gained his theological doctorate from the Faculty for Protestant Theology in Tübingen in 1991 (‘Die philosophischen Thesen der “Heidelberger Disputation” Luthers und ihre Probationen. Ein kritischer Kommentar’) and his Habilitation there in 1998 (‘Der junge Luther und Aristoteles’). He is a pastor of the Württembergische Landeskirche. He has served as consultant to the international Lutheran/Roman Catholic dialogue and the Lutheran/Mennonite dialogue. Together with Prof. Thönissen from the Catholic Johann-Adam-Möhler-Institut in Paderborn (Germany) he is the leader of a working group of fourteen Roman Catholic and Protestant theologians reconstructing the debate on Luther’s 95 Theses on Indulgences. Dieter’s publications include Der junge Luther und Aristoteles (2001) and many articles on Luther’s theology and social ethics and on Lutheran ecumenical relations.
Mark Edwards has been University Lecturer in Patristics in the Faculty of Theology (now Theology and Religion) at the University of Oxford, and tutor in Theology at Christ Church, Oxford, since 1993. Since 2014 he has held the title Professor of Early Christian Studies. His books include Optatus: Against the Donatists (1997), Constantine and Christendom (2004), Catholicity and Heresy in the Early Church (2009), and Religions of the Constantinian Empire (2015).
Paul S. Fiddes is an ordained minister of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Professor of Systematic Theology in the University of Oxford. Formerly Tutorial Fellow of Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford (1975–89) and Principal (1989–2007), he is currently Director of Research at Regent’s Park College. He is a Doctor of Divinity of the University of Oxford, Honorary Fellow of St Peter’s College, Oxford, and an Ecumenical Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He is an editor of Ecclesiology and Ecclesial Practices. His publications include: The Creative Suffering of God (1989); Past (p. xiii) Event and Present Salvation (1989); Freedom and Limit: A Dialogue Between Literature and Christian Doctrine (1991); The Promised End: Eschatology in Theology and Literature (2000); Tracks and Traces: Baptist Identity in Church and Theology (2003); Seeing the World and Knowing God: Hebrew Wisdom and Christian Doctrine in a Late-Modern Context (2013).
Gabriel Flynn is Associate Professor of Theology at Dublin City University. He has written Yves Congar’s Vision of the Church in a World of Unbelief (2004), edited Yves Congar: Theologian of the Church (2005), and co-edited (with Paul D. Murray) Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology (2014). He has published scholarly articles in Louvain Studies, Concilium, New Blackfriars, La Vie spirituelle, Irish Theological Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, and Ecclesiology.
Michelle A. Gonzalez is Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant Provost of Undergraduate Education at the University of Miami. She received her PhD in Systematic and Philosophical Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, in 2001. Her research and teaching interests include Latino/a, Latin American, and Feminist Theologies, as well as inter-disciplinary work in Afro-Caribbean Studies. She is the author of: Sor Juana: Beauty and Justice in the Americas (2003); Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture and Identity (2006); Created in God’s Image: An Introduction to Feminist Theological Anthropology (2007); Embracing Latina Spirituality: A Woman’s Perspective (2009); Caribbean Religious History (co-authored with Ennis Edmonds, 2010); Shopping: Christian Explorations of Daily Living (2010); and A Critical Introduction to Religion in the Americas: Bridging the Liberation Theology and Religious Studies Divide (2014).
Elaine Graham is the Grosvenor Research Professor at the University of Chester and was until October 2009 the Samuel Ferguson Professor of Social and Pastoral Theology at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Making the Difference: Gender, Personhood and Theology (1995), Transforming Practice: Pastoral Theology in an Age of Uncertainty (1996), Representations of the Post/Human: Monsters, Aliens and Others in Popular Culture (2002), and Words Made Flesh: Writings in Pastoral and Practical Theology (2009), and co-author, with Heather Walton and Frances Ward, of Theological Reflection: Methods (2005). She was a member of the Archbishops’ Commission for Urban Life and Faith (2004–6) and wrote, with Stephen Lowe, What Makes a Good City? Public Theology and the Urban Church (2009). Her most recent book, Apologetics without Apology: Speaking of God in a World Troubled by Religion (2017), explores the relationship between public theology and Christian apologetics.
Mike Higton is Professor of Theology and Ministry at Durham University. He previously worked at the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme, and in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter. His publications include A Theology of Higher Education (2012), The Text in Play: Experiments in Reading Scripture (with Rachel Muers, 2012), and Difficult Gospel: The Theology of Rowan Williams (2004). He (p. xiv) also edited Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology, a collection of Rowan Williams’s essays (2007).
Stan Chu Ilo is Research Professor of African Studies at the Center for World Catholicism and Inter-Cultural Studies, Department of Catholic Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is the founder and President of the Canadian Samaritans for Africa, author of many books and articles, editor of the African Christian Studies series with Pickwick Publications, and recipient of the 2017 Afroglobal Television Excellence Award for Global Impact.
Richard Lennan is Professor of Systematic Theology in the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, where he focuses his research and teaching on the theology of church, the theology of ministry, fundamental theology, and the theology of Karl Rahner. He is the author of The Ecclesiology of Karl Rahner (1995), contributed to The Cambridge Companion to Karl Rahner (2005), and has published numerous articles on Rahner’s work. In addition, he has published Risking the Church: The Challenges of Catholic Faith (2004) and edited various books, the latest of which (co-edited with Nancy Pineda-Madrid) is The Holy Spirit: Setting the World on Fire (2017). He has also served as President of the Australian Catholic Theological Association and currently chairs the Steering Committee of the Karl Rahner Society.
Andrew T. Lincoln is Emeritus Professor of New Testament at the University of Gloucestershire. He previously taught in the University of Sheffield and the University of Toronto. Among his publications are Paradise Now and Not Yet (1981), Ephesians (1990), Colossians (2000), Truth on Trial: The Lawsuit Motif in the Fourth Gospel (2000), The Gospel According to St. John (2005), Hebrews: A Guide (2006), and Born of a Virgin? Reconceiving Jesus in the Bible, Tradition and Theology (2013). He has served as President of the British New Testament Society (2006–9) and has present research interests in the area of the Bible and spirituality.
Andrew Louth is a graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities. He taught at the Universities of Oxford and London (Goldsmiths College). He is now Professor Emeritus of Patristic and Byzantine Studies, University of Durham, UK, and Visiting Professor of Eastern Orthodox Theology (2010–14) at the Amsterdam Centre of Eastern Orthodox Theology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He is Archpriest of the Diocese of Sourozh, Moscow Patriarchate. He is the author of many articles and several books including The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys (1981, second revised edition 2007), St John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology (2002), Greek East and Latin West: The Church ad 681–1071 (2007), Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology (2013), and Modern Orthodox Thinkers: From the Philokalia to the present (2015).
Paul McPartlan is a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster (UK) and Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism at The Catholic University of America, Washington DC. After degrees in mathematics at Cambridge (p. xv) and philosophy and theology in Rome, he completed his doctorate at Oxford in 1989 and then served in a London parish for several years and on the faculty of Heythrop College in the University of London 1995–2005. He has been a member of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church since 2005, and is also a member of the North American Orthodox–Catholic Theological Consultation. He served for ten years on the Catholic Church’s International Theological Commission and also as a member of the International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Methodist Council. He is the author of The Eucharist Makes the Church: Henri de Lubac and John Zizioulas in Dialogue (1993, 2006), Sacrament of Salvation: An Introduction to Eucharistic Ecclesiology (1995), A Service of Love: Papal Primacy, the Eucharist, and Church Unity (2013, 2016), and many articles on ecclesiology and ecumenism. He edited John Zizioulas, Communion and Otherness: Further Studies in Personhood and the Church (2006), and is the co-editor with Geoffrey Wainwright of The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies.
R. W. L. Moberly is an Anglican priest and is Professor of Theology and Biblical Interpretation at Durham University, UK, where he has been teaching since 1985. His scholarly research centres on the responsible understanding and use of the Old Testament as Christian Scripture for today. He has written The Bible, Theology, and Faith: A Study of Abraham and Jesus (2000), Prophecy and Discernment (2006), The Theology of the Book of Genesis (2009), Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture (2013), and The Bible in a Disenchanted Age: The Enduring Possibility of Christian Faith (2018).
Friederike Nüssel studied theology and philosophy of religion at Tübingen, Göttingen, London, and Munich. She did her theological dissertation at the University of Munich with Wolfhart Pannenberg in 1994, followed by the habilitation in 1998. From 2001 to 2006 she was full professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Muenster. In 2006 she became full professor of Systematic Theology and the director of the Ecumenical Institute of Heidelberg University (Germany). She has been involved in many ecumenical, faith, and order dialogues and commissions.
Gerald O’Collins SJ was born in Melbourne, Australia, and took his PhD at the University of Cambridge, where he was a research fellow of Pembroke College. From 1973 to 2006 he taught at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he was also Dean of Theology (1985–91). Author or co-author of seventy published books and hundreds of articles in professional and popular journals, he is now Adjunct Professor of the Australian Catholic University and a Fellow of the University of Divinity (Melbourne). His recent publications include Saint Augustine on the Resurrection of Christ (2017), Revelation: Towards a Christian Interpretation of God’s Self-Revelation in Christ (2016), and Christology: Origins, Developments, Debates (2015).
Neil Ormerod is Research Professor of Theology at Australian Catholic University. He is widely published in journals such as Theological Studies, Irish Theological (p. xvi) Quarterly, and Gregorianum in areas such as ecclesiology, Trinitarian theology, natural theology, Christian anthropology, and Lonergan studies. He is the author of Re-Visioning the Church: An Experiment in Systematic-Historical Ecclesiology (2014) and A Public God: Natural Theology Reconsidered (2014). In 2013 he was made a Fellow of the Australian Catholic Theological Association, the first lay theologian to be so honoured.
Ormond Rush is a priest of the Roman Catholic diocese of Townsville, Australia, with a doctorate from the Gregorian University, Rome. He taught theology at the former Pius XII Provincial Seminary in Banyo, Australia (1991–2000), was Dean of the ecumenical consortium, the Brisbane College of Theology (1998–2001) and President of St Paul’s Theological College, Banyo (2001–6). He was elected President of the Australian Catholic Theological Association for three terms from 2007. His publications include Still Interpreting Vatican II: Some Hermeneutical Principles (2004), The Eyes of Faith: The Sense of the Faithful and the Church’s Reception of Revelation (2009), and The Vision of Vatican II: Principles for Ongoing Reception (2019). He is currently Associate Professor and Reader at the Australian Catholic University, Banyo campus.
Norman Tanner SJ was Professor of Church History at the Gregorian University, Rome. Born in England in 1943, he was educated at Ampleforth College, entered the Society of Jesus in 1961, and was ordained priest in 1976. For many years he taught in the History and Theology faculties at Oxford University, while also giving short courses on church history and councils in many countries. He moved to Rome in 2003 and in 2015, on becoming emeritus, returned to England where he now lives with the Jesuit community in Bournemouth. His publications include Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils (2 vols, 1990), The Councils of the Church: A Short History (2001), Was the Church too Democratic? (2003), and New Short History of the Catholic Church (2011 and 2014).
Dorothea Wendebourg is Chair of Early Modern and Modern Church History and Reformation at the Theologische Fakültaet Humboldt Üniversitaet, Berlin. She received her Dr theol and Dr theol habil from Munich University and formerly held chairs at Göttingen University and Tübingen University. She was a member of the Standing Commission of Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches and of the Joint Roman-Catholic/Evangelical-Lutheran Commission. She also served as Chair of the Theological Commission of the Vereinigte Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Deutschland (VELKD) and as Co-chair of the Theological Commission of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) and as a member of the Meissen Theological Conferences with the Church of England. Her recent publications include: So viele Luthers: Die Lutherjubiläen des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts (2017); ‘A Teacher Requiring a Discriminating Approach: The Jews in Martin Luther’s Theology’, Reformation & Renaissance Review, 19 (2017); Protestantismus, Antijudaismus, Antisemitismus, ed. D. Wendebourg, A. Stegmann, and M. Ohst (2017); ‘Die weltweite Ausbreitung des Protestantismus’, Weltwirkung der Reformation, ed. U. Di Fabio and J. Schilling (2017), pp. 114–40; ‘Freiheit des Glaubens—Freiheit der Welt’, Reformation und Säkularisierung. (p. xvii) Zur Kontroverse um die Genese der Moderne aus dem Geist der Reformation, ed. Ingolf Dalferth (2017), pp. 57–89; ‘Reformation und Gottesdienst’, ZThK 113 (2016), pp. 323–65.
Amos Yong is Professor of Theology and Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His graduate education includes degrees in theology, history, and religious studies from Western Evangelical Seminary and Portland State University, Oregon, and Boston University, Massachusetts, and an undergraduate degree from Bethany University of the Assemblies of God. He has authored or edited almost four dozen books. Recent titles include The Kerygmatic Spirit: Apostolic Preaching in the 21st Century (2018), Tracking the Spirit: A Primer for Young Theologians (2018), and The Hermeneutical Spirit: Theological Interpretation and the Scriptural Imagination for the 21st Century (2017).