James Echols is President of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
James A. Forbes Jr. is Senior Minister of the Riverside Church, New York City, and formerly Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He is the author of The Holy Spirit and Preaching (1989).
Robert M. Franklin is Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at Emory University's Candler School of Theology. He is author of, among other titles, Another Days Journey: Black Churches Confronting the American Crisis (Fortress Press, 1997) and Liberating Visions: Human Fulfillment and Social Justice in AfricanAmerican Thought (Fortress Press, 1990).
Justo L. González was recently Visiting Professor of Church History at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. Among his numerous works are The Changing Shape of Church History (2002) and For the Healing of the Nations: The Book of Revelation in an Age of Cultural Conflict (1999).
Dwight N. Hopkins is Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School and author or editor of many works, including Down, Up, and Over: Slave Religion and Black Theology (Fortress Press, 2000) and Heart and Head: Black Theology—Past, Present, and Future (2002).