Contributors

Lois Y. Barrett is executive secretary of the Commission on Home Ministries, General Conference Mennonite Church, Newton, Kansas. She previously served as a pastor and a journalist. She is the author or co-author of six books, the most recent of which is Missional Church (Eerdmans, 1998).

Susan Biesecker-Mast …

Paul Boyer …

James E. Brenneman …

Robert G. Clouse …

John M. Dey is pastor of Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora, Ohio, where he has served since 1994. Prior to his pastorate in Pandora, he served at First Mennonite, Nappanee, Indiana, from 1990 to 1994.

Donald F. Durnbaugh is professor emeritus of church history, Bethany Theological Seminary. He is currently the archivist of Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa., and a fellow of the Young Center for the Study of Anabaptist Pietist Groups, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pa.

Everett Ferguson is professor emeritus of church history, Abilene Christian University. He is a past president of the North American Patristic Society, editor of The Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, and author of numerous books and articles.

Thomas Finger …

Kevin James Gilbert and his wife Barbara enjoy two children, Benjamin Samuel and Annelise Eden. Kevin has served in ministry, missions, and education since 1987. He is assistant professor of Christian theology at Southern Christian University.

Ron Guengerich …

Gregory Hartzler-Miller is an independent scholar residing in the Waverly neighborhood of the city of Baltimore. A graduate of the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind., his current areas of vocational focus are contemplative prayer, spiritual friendship, and neighboring.

Daniel Hertzler is instructor for Unit II, Pastoral Studies Distance Education, a college-level correspondence course. He is also a member of the editorial council of Pandora Press U.S. From 1952 to 1990 he was an editor at Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, Pa. He edited Gospel Herald 1973–90.

Scott Holland is a preacher in the Church of the Brethren. He teaches Peace, Public, and Cross-Cultural Theologies at Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, Indiana. He is a contributing editor to Cross Currents: The Journal of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life.

Loren L. Johns is associate professor of religion at Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio. Previously, he served as a pastor in Pennsylvania and as theology book editor for Herald Press. He is coeditor of Hillel and Jesus (Fortress Press, 1997) and of Peace and Justice Shall Embrace (Pandora Press, 2000).

John Kampen is vice-president/dean of academic affairs at Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio. His areas of research include the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Gospel of Matthew. He is the author of The Hasideans and the Origin of Pharisaism (Scholars Press, 1988) and editor of Legal Texts and Legal Issues (Brill, 1997).

William Klassen …

C. Norman Kraus …

Walter Sawatsky …

Rachel S. Stahle is instructor of theology at Quincy University, Quincy, Illinois. Her dissertation, completed at Boston University, is entitled "The Trinitarian Spirit of Jonathan Edwards’ Theology." Her current research involves an analysis of Edwards’ concept of the image of God.

William V. Trollinger, Jr., is associate professor of history at the University of Dayton, author of God’s Empire: William Bell Riley and Midwestern Fundamentalism (University of Wisconsin Press, 1990), and coeditor of Re-Forming the Center: American Protestantism, 1900-Present (Eerdmans, 1998).

David M. Valeta has served as adjunct professor at the Iliff School of Theology (Denver), as Campus Minister at McPherson College (Kansas), and as a Church of the Brethren Pastor. He is currently writing his dissertation on the book of Daniel at the University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology.

James C. VanderKam …

Dorothy Jean Weaver is professor of New Testament at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Weaver is author of Matthew’s Missionary Discourse: A Literary Critical Analysis (Sheffield, 1990) and has contributed exegetical essays to a variety of academic and church publications.

J. Denny Weaver is professor of religion at Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio. His most recent book is book is Keeping Salvation Ethical: Mennonite and Amish Atonement Theology in the Late Nineteenth Century (Herald Press, 1997).

Dallas Wiebe …

John Yeatts is professor of the psychology of religion at Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania, book review editor for Brethren in Christ History and Life, and author of prose learning studies on comprehension of the biblical text and sociological analyses of Brethren in Christ membership.