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Michael Barkun

is a professor of political science at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and serves on the board of directors of the Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University. His books include Crucible of the Millennium: The Burned-over District of New York in the 1840s and Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement.

Paul Boyer

is the Merle Curti Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of several award-winning books, including By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age and When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture.

Nicholas Campion

is author of The Great Year: Astrology, Millenarianism and History in the Western Tradition and teaches History at Queens' College in Cambridge, International Relations at the LSE and History and Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

Norman Cohn

is author of The Pursuit of the Millennium : Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and Professor Emeritus at Sussex University.

John Collins

is a Professor of the Hebrew Bible at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is best known for his work on Jewish apocalypticism. His works include The Apocalyptic Imagination" and is co-editor of "The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism.

Adela Yarbro Collins

is a Professor and serves as chair of the Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature for the University of Chicago Divinity School. Her main focus is the history and literature of early Christianity in its Jewish, Greek and Roman contexts. She is the author of The Combat Myth in the Book of Revelation, The Power of the Apocalypse and Cosmology and Eschatology in Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism.

James West Davidson

is a historian whose books include The Logic of Millennial Thought: Eighteenth Century New England, After the Fact: the Art of Historical Detection (with Mark H. Lytle) and Great Heart: the History of a Labrador Adventure (with John Rugge).

Mark Edwards, Jr.

serves as President of St. Olaf College and has written many books and articles on Martin Luther. Some of his books include Printing, Propaganda, and Martin Luther and "Luther's Last Battles: Politics and Polemics, 1531-46. His current research focuses on Historic Christianity and the Environment.

Paula Fredriksen

is a William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of the Appreciation of Scripture at Boston University. She specializes in the social and intellectual history of ancient Christianity. She is the author of From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament and Images of Jesus and has written on conversion, apocalypticism and Jewish/Gentile relations in Late Antiquity.

Eugene Gallagher

is the Rosemary Park Professor of Religious Studies at Connecticut College. His publications include Why Waco?: Cults and the Battle for Religious Freedom in America, which he co-authored with James D. Tabor.

Richard Landes

teaches history at Boston University and is a Director and co-founder of the Center for Millennial Studies. His books include The Peace of God: Social Violence and Religious Response in France Around the Year 1000.

Stephen O'Leary

teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, and is a Director and co-founder of the Center for Millennial Studies. He is the author of Arguing the Apocalypse: A Theory of Millennial Rhetoric and the forthcoming A Prescription for Millennium Fever.

Bernard McGinn

has written extensively on the history of apocalyptic thought. His works focus on the history of Christianity and Christian thought. He is a professor of Historical Theology and the History of Christianity at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. His long range project is a five-volume history of Christian mysticism in the West.

James Tabor

is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He co-wrote Why Waco?: Cults and the Battle for Religious Freedom in America with Eugene Gallagher and is currently working on a new book entitled Last Days in Jerusalem: Jews and Christians at the Crossroads that deals with the apocalyptic events surrounding the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple by the Romans in 70 C.E.

Catherine Wessinger

is a professor of the History of Religions and Women's Studies at Loyola University. She is the author of Annie Besant and Progressive Messianism, and the forthcoming How the Millennium Comes Violently.

L. Michael White

is Professor of Classics and Christian Origins at the University of Texas at Austin, and served as historical consultant for FRONTLINE's program "Apocalypse!"

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