Gabriele Boccaccini is Professor of Second Temple Judaism and Early Rabbinic Literature at the University of Michigan. He is author of several articles and books on early Judaism and Christian origins.  
Delbert R. Burkett, Associate Professor of New Testament at Louisiana State University, has written two monographs on the New Testament titled “Son of Man.” His textbook, An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity, was published in 2002 by Cambridge University Press.  

Crystal Downing, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, is recipient of the Dr. Robert and Marilyn Smith Outstanding Teaching Award at Messiah College. She has published widely on Bakhtin, who takes a prominent role in her forthcoming book, Writing Performances: The Stages of Dorothy L. Sayers.  

J. Harold Ellens is currently in research on the Son of Man in the Fourth Gospel at the University of Michigan. Forthcoming is his four-volume series on The Destructive Power of Religion, Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (September 2003), and his two-volume series God’s Word for Our  
(November 2003), as well as the special issue of Pastoral Psychology (July 2003) analysizing the work of Hal Childs.  

Douglas John Hall is regarded as one of North America’s preeminent theologians. He is a professor emeritus of Christian Theology at McGill University in Montreal. His most recent book, The Cross and Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World, August 2003, was first developed as lectures at Trinity during the 2002 winter quarter, when Hall was on campus as distinguished professor in residence.

Katharine Rhodes Henderson is currently the Executive Vice President of Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City with primary responsibility for fundraising and day-to-day operations. She develops and directs program initiatives, including multifaith programs of particular interest to women.  

Timothy A. McElwee is Plowshares Associate Professor of Peace Studies at Manchester College, North Manchester, IN. He holds a Ph.D. (political science) from Purdue University and an M.Div. (peace studies) from Bethany Theological Seminary. Prior to assuming his current position, he served for five years as director of the Church of the Brethren Washington Office in Washington, DC.  

Casey McGlynn (cover artist) was born in Canada in 1970, where he still lives today. McGlynn’s work is often based on his personal life “where the workings of ones psyche are laid down in an honest and direct manner.” McGlynn has had fifteen solo exhibitions in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. His work has been heralded by critics around the world and has been included in many public and private collections.

Jack Miles is presently Senior Advisor to the President of the J. Paul Getty Trust. He is the author of God, A Biography (1995) and Christ, A Crisis in the Life of God. (2001). He has written for numerous publications including The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe .  

Dorothy Yoder Nyce has written/edited numerous articles and ten books including Rooted and Branching: Women Worldwide, Jesus’ Clear Call to Justice, and Dialogues to Foster Interreligious Understanding . She recently received a grant (Lilly funded,  2001) to plan ecumenical events and create related resources.  
Eboo Patel is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Youth Core (, a Chicago-based organization that brings young people from different faith communities together to do social justice projects. He received his Doctorate in the Sociology of Religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship.  
Robert Pollack is Professor of Biological Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Religion, Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and Director of the Earth Institute’s Center for the Study of Science and Religion, all at Columbia University. He is the author of more than one hundred research papers on the oncogenic pheno-type of mammalian cells in culture, and has edited many books and reviews on aspects of molecular biology.

Jeffrey W. Robbins is Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College and Associate Editor for the online Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory . He is the author of two books, Between Faith and Thought: An Essay on the Ontotheological Condition (2003), and the forthcoming In Search of a Non-Dogmatic Theology, from which this present essay is drawn.  

Wayne G. Rollins is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Adjunct Professor of Scripture at Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut. He is the founder and chair (1990–2000) of the Society of Biblical Literature Section on Psychology and Biblical Studies. His writings include The Gospels: Portraits of Christ (1964), Jung and the Bible (1983), and Soul and Psyche, The Bible in Psychological Perspective (1999).  

Alan F. Segal’s studies include English literature, psychology, anthropology, comparative religion, Judaica, Christian origins and Rabbinics. His publications include Two Powers in Heaven (Brill), Deus Ex Machina: Computers in the Humanities (Penn), Rebecca’s Children: Judaism and Christianity in the Roman World (Harvard University Press), The Other Judaisms of Late Antiquity (Scholars Press) for the Brown University Judaica Series and Paul the Convert: The Apostasy and Apostolate of Saul of Tarsus.  
Walter Wink is Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City.


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Source: Cross Currents, Summer 2003, Vol. 53,  No 2.