Volumes and Authors

Mary Ann Beavis

(PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of religion and culture at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She is the author of Jesus and Utopia: Looking for the Kingdom of God in the Roman World as well as numerous articles.

Jo-Ann Brant

(PhD, McMaster University) is professor of Bible, religion, and philosophy at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. She is the author of Dialogue and Drama: Elements of Greek Tragedy in the Fourth Gospel and has contributed to several books.

Terrance Callan

(PhD, Yale University) is the dean of special studies at the Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has published several books, including The Origins of Christian Faith.

Raymond F. Collins

(STD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) is a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Providence and the author of numerous books and commentaries. Prior to his retirement, he was professor of New Testament at Catholic University of America. He lives in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.


David deSilva

(PhD, Emory University) is Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. His numerous books include Introducing the Apocrypha and An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods, and Ministry Formation.


 Bruce W. Longenecker

(Ph.D., University of Durham) is Professor of Religion and W. W. Melton Chair at Baylor University in Waco, TX. He is the author of several books, including Remember the Poor, The Triumph of Abraham’s God, and The Lost Letters of Pergamum.


Frank J. Matera

(PhD, Union Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament and Andrews-Kelly-Ryan Professor of Biblical Studies at The Catholic University of America. His previous books include commentaries on Galatians and 2 Corinthians as well as New Testament Theology: Exploring Diversity and Unity.

John Painter

(PhD, Durham University) is biblical research scholar and professor of theology at the Charles Sturt University School of Theology in Canberra, Australia. He is the author of Just James: The Brother of Jesus in History and Tradition and several other books.

Mikeal C. Parsons

(PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Kidd L. and Buna Hitchcock Macon Chair in Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author of Body and Character in Luke and Acts and coauthor of Illuminating Luke, Acts: A Handbook on the Greek Text, and Rethinking the Unity of Luke and Acts.

Pheme Perkins

(PhD, Harvard University) is professor of theology at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She is the author of numerous books, including Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels, Reading the New Testament, Peter: Apostle for the Whole Church, Gnosticism and the New Testament, and several commentaries.

Charles H. Talbert

(PhD, Vanderbilt University) is distinguished professor of religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author of many books, including Ephesians and Colossians in the Paideia series, Reading the Sermon on the Mount, and Reading Acts: A Literary and Theological Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles.

James W. Thompson

(PhD, Vanderbilt University) is the Robert and Kay Onstead Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies and associate dean of the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He is the editor of Restoration Quarterly and the author of several books, including Pastoral Ministry according to Paul, The Beginnings of Christian Philosophy, and Moral Formation according to Paul.

Duane F. Watson

(PhD, Duke University) is professor of New Testament studies at Malone College in Canton, Ohio, and is the editor of several books, including Reading Second Peter with New Eyes.