(In order of appearance)

Amir Hussain is the editor of The Journal of the American Academy of Religion and teaches theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. His avocation is hockey and he personally embodies the inter-faith and inter-cultural agendas as a Canadian Muslim teaching in an American Catholic university.

Ellen Frankel has been known as the face of the Jewish Publication Society in Philadelphia, where she held leading positions, including CEO, for almost twenty years until recently. She has always had a personal passion for music and opera which became her avocation in retirement, resulting in her production of the libretto for the anti-racist themed opera, Slaying the Dragon.

Marc Zvi Brettler is the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University in Boston. In addition to important other works, and as an indication of increasing Jewish analysis of the record, he has edited The Jewish Annotated New Testament with Amy-Jill Levine (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Henry Carrigan is Senior Editor at Northwestern University Press near Chicago. A respected literary critic for Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Charlotte Observer, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Orlando Sentinel, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Washington Post Book World, he is a book reviewer for Publishers Weekly, BookPage, Library Journal, and ForeWord.

David Bruce, the bestselling author of the United Church Publishing House, was a minister of the United Church of Canada for twenty five years prior to his recent reception into the Roman Catholic Church, which he currently serves in an administrative capacity at a shelter for homeless men in Toronto.

Laleh Bakhtiar is the resident scholar at Kazi Publications (USA) in Chicago, where she is also the president of the Institute of Traditional Psychology. She is the author or co-author of more than twenty five books, and is the acclaimed translator of The Sublime Quran in English, in which she has recovered the inclusive spirit of the original.

Nevin Reda was the founding coordinator of the Muslim Studies Program at the University of Toronto’s Emmanuel College in 2009. She contributes a theology of democracy in columns for Al-Masry Al-Youm, the most widely circulated Arabic newspaper in Egypt, where her models for leadership based on feminist and minority verses in the Quran have elicited a popular response.