Contributors to The End of the World and the Ends of God, edited by John Polkinghorne and Michael Welker





Larry D. Bouchard is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in Religion and Literature from the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is the author of Tragic Method and Tragic Theology: Evil in Contemporary Drama and Religious Thought (1989).

Walter Brueggemann (Ph.D., Yale) is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is interested in interpretive issues that lie behind the development of Old Testament theology. He is the author of numerous publications, including Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy (1997).

Donald H. Juel (Ph.D., Yale) is the Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. His primary research interests are the Gospels, especially Mark and Luke-Acts, Christology, and Jewish-Christian relations. Among his many publications are Messianic Exegesis: Christological Interpretation of the Old Testament in Early Christianity (1992) and The Gospel of Mark (1997).

Detlef B. Linke, Dr. med. (Bonn) is Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurosurgical Rehabilitation at the University of Bonn. He won the Alfred Hauptmann Prize for Epilepsy Research in 1990. He is co-founder of the journal Ethica: Wissenschaft und Verantwortung.

Patrick D. Miller is Professor of Old Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is editor of Theology Today and of the Westminster Bible Companion and Old Testament editor of the Interpretation commentary series. Among his books are Interpreting the Psalms (1986), Deuteronomy (1991), and They Cried to the Lord: The Form and Theology of Biblical Prayer (1994). In 1998, he was President of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Jürgen Moltmann began the study of theology and philosophy as a prisoner of war in England in 1946 and continued after his repatriation in 1948 at Göttingen University. He taught at Wuppertal, Bonn, and Tü:bingen. Today he is regarded as one of the foremost living theologians. Among the American editions of his works are the following: The Theology of Hope: On the Ground and the Implications of a Christian Eschatology (1967), The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology (1975), God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God (1985), and The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology (1996).
John Polkinghorne, K.B.E, F.R.S., is a Fellow and former President of Queens College, Cambridge. He is an Anglican priest and former professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Cambridge. Among his many books on this subject are his Gifford Lectures, The Faith of a Physicist (1994), Scientists as Theologians (1996), Belief in God in an Age of Science (1998), and Science and Theology (1998). He was knighted in 1997.

Gerhard Sauter is Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Ecumenical Institute at the University of Bonn. He is the author of What Dare We Hope?: Reconsidering Eschatology (1999), the inaugural volume in the "Theology for the 221st Century" series, and Eschatological Rationality: Theological Issues in Focus (1997).

William Schweiker is Associate Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chicago. Holding degrees from Simpson College (B.A.), Duke University Divinity School (M.Div.) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.), he has taught at the University of Iowa and the University of Chicago. He is author of three books: Mimetic Reflections: A Study in Hermeneutics, Theology and Ethics (1990); Responsibility and Christian Ethics (1995); and Power, Value and Conviction: Theological Ethics in the Postmodern Age (1998).

Christoph Schwöbel, Dr. theol. (Marburg), is Professor of Systematic Theology and director of the Ecumenical Institute at the University of Heidelberg. His publications include Persons, Divine and Human (1991), God: Action and Revelation (1992), and (ed.) Trinitarian Theology Today (1995).

Janet Martin Soskice is University Lecturer in Modern Theology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow and Director of Studies at Jesus College. Her research interests include the interrelation of body, self, and society, and Christianity and gender. She is the author of Metaphor and Religious Language (1987) and the co-editor of Medicine and Moral Reasoning (1994).
William R. Stoeger, S.J., is a staff scientist for the Vatican Observatory Research Group, specializing in theoretical cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, and interdisciplinary studies relating to science, philosophy and theology. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1961 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1972. He pursued doctoral studies in astrophysics at Cambridge University, England, and completed his Ph.D. in 1979. Stoeger's research has dealt with various problems connected with the physics of accretion onto black holes, and mathematical and physical issues connection with torsion and bi-metric theories of gravity, as well as the harmonic map structures contained in gravitational theories, including general relativity. In recent years, Stoeger has also been actively involved in interdisciplinary dialogue between science and philosophy, science and theology, and science and culture.

Kathryn Tanner teaches theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. She is the author of God and Creation in Christian Theology (1988), The Politics of God (1992), and Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology (1997). She is currently preparing for publication a series of lectures entitled A Systematics in Brief.

Miroslav Volf is Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale University Divinity School and a Visiting Professor of Theology at the Evangelical Theological Faculty, Osijek, Croatia. He has published widely on dogmatic issues as well as on the themes at the intersection between social sciences and humanities and theology. His most recent books include Embrace (1996) and After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (1998).
Fraser Watts is Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and the Natural Science at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Queens College, and Vicar-Chaplin of St. Edward, King and Martyr. He was formerly at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit, working on cognitive aspects of emotional disorders, and has been President of the British Psychological Society.

Hans Weder has been Professor of New Testament at the Universitä:t Zurich since 1980. He will become the President of the University in 2000. He is the editor of many journals and academic series and the author of Die "Rede der Reden": Eine Auslegung der Bergpredigt heute (1985, 1994).

Michael Welker, Dr. theol. (Tübingen), Dr. phil. (Heidelberg), is Professor for Systematic Theology and director of the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum of the University of Heidelberg. His recent publications include God the Spirit (1994), Creation and Reality: Theological and Biblical Perspectives, Warfield Lectures 1991, 1999, and What Happens in Holy Communion? (2000).