Oswald Bayer is Professor of Systematic Theology in the Evangelical Theological Faculty of Eberhard-Karls-Universit¨at, Tübingen. Among his numerous books is Promissio: Geschichte der reformatorischen Wende in Luthers Theologie.
Albrecht Beutel is University Professor of Church History in the EvangelischTheologische Fakult¨at, Westf¨alische Wilhelms Universit¨at, Münster, Germany. Professor Beutel has written Martin Luther and In dem Anfang war das Wort: Studien zu Luthers Sprachverst¨andnis.
Mark U. Edwards, Jr. is formerly President of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota and has also taught at Harvard University. He has written Luther's Last Battles: Politics and Polemic, 1531–46,Printing, Propaganda, and Martin Luther, and Luther and the False Brethren.
Günther Gassmann is formerly Director of the Commission on Faith and Order, World Council of Churches and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He has written, in cooperation with Duane H. Larson and Mark W. Oldenburg, the Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism and written with Scott H. Hendrix, the Fortress Introduction to the Lutheran Confessions.
Eric W. Gritsch is Professor of Church History Emeritus, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Among his books are A History of Lutheranism: What Happened to the Movement Begun by Luther, the Fortress Introduction to Lutheranism,Martin, God's Court Jester: Luther in Retrospect, and, with Robert W. Jenson, Lutheranism: The Theological Movement and Its Confessional Writings.
Hans J. Hillerbrand is Professor of History and Religion, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. He has edited The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, the Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation and the Encyclopedia of Protestantism. His numerous contributions to Reformation studies include The World of the Reformation, and his editingof The Protestant Reformation and The Reformation