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Lewis B. Smedes
İDon Perdue

Lewis B. Smedes is Professor Emeritus of Theology and Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Smedes taught Christian ethics at Fuller in what is now the Lewis B. Smedes Chair of Christian Ethics. He has translated various scholarly works and is the author of FORGIVE AND FORGET and SHAME AND GRACE.

He can be reached c/o Public Affairs Television, Inc., 356 W 58th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Elizabeth Swados
İDon Perdue

Elizabeth Swados is a writer, musician, and artist whose theater work has appeared on and off Broadway, The New York Shakespeare Festival and with The Manhattan Theatre Club. Her "Trilogy: Medea, Electra, and Trojan Women," won an Obie Award in 1987. Currently she is working on a chamber opera for the Mark Taper Forum and the Brooklyn Academy of Music entitled "Missionaries on Their Knees."

She can be reached c/o Rosalind Lichter, 375 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013.

Marianne Meye Thompson
İDon Perdue

Marianne Meye Thompson is an associate professor in New Testament interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She is the recipient of several academic awards, including a Luce theological fellowship. Her books include A COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLES OF JOHN and THE HUMANITY OF JESUS IN THE FOURTH GOSPEL and is currently writing a book on God and the Gospel of John.

She can be reached at Box O, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA 91182. Phone: (818) 584-5235.

Phyllis Trible
İDon Perdue

Phyllis Trible is the Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature at Union Theological Seminary. She has written extensively in biblical studies and literary criticism, including GOD AND THE RHETORIC OF SEXUALITY, TEXTS OF TERROR: LITERARY-FEMINIST READINGS OF BIBLICAL NARRATIVES and RHETORICAL CRITICISM: CONTEXT, METHOD, AND THE BOOK OF JONAH.

She can be reached c/o Public Affairs Television, Inc., 356 W 58th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Burton L. Visotzky
İDon Perdue

Burton L. Visotzky holds the Nathan and Janet Appleman Chair in Midrash and Interreligious Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he has been a member of the faculty since his ordination as a rabbi in 1977. He is adjunct professor of biblical studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York. His most recent book is THE ETHICS OF GENESIS AND THE GENESIS OF ETHICS.

He can be reached at the Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.

Renita J. Weems
İArthur White

Renita J. Weems is a writer, minister, professor and widely acclaimed public speaker. She is currently a professor of Old Testament studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Weems' articles have appeared in a variety of scholarly and popular journals. Her most recent book is BATTERED LOVE.

She can be reached c/o Public Affairs Television, Inc., 356 W 58th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Robin Darling Young
İDon Perdue

Robin Darling Young is associate professor of theology at the Catholic University of America. She has contributed to BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION, ASCETIC BEHAVIOR IN GRECO-ROMAN ANTIQUITY, SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS FOR THE CONTEMPORARY CHURCH, and the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY.

She can be reached at the Department of Theology, Catholic University, Washington, DC 20064.

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
İArthur White

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg is a lecturer in Bible and midrash in Jerusalem. She lectures widely in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and won the National Jewish Book Award in 1995 for GENESIS: THE BEGINNING OF DESIRE.

She can be reached c/o Public Affairs Television, Inc., 356 W 58th Street, New York, NY 10019.

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