The "conversations" in this collection open by challenging ideas that have become standard and subject them to critical re-examination. The central thread of all these essays is a reflection on the processes of reading and theologizing. Among the contributors to this volume are David E. Aune, Jouette Bassler, Daniel Boyarin, Neil Elliott, Victor Paul Furnish, Lloyd Gaston, Steven J. Kraftchick, Robert C. Morgan, J. Andrew Overman, Mark Reasoner, Peter Richardson, and Robin Scroggs. Juanita Garciagodoy and David H. Hopper offer appreciations of Calvin Roetzel as a teacher and colleague.
Janice Capel Anderson teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Idaho.
Philip Sellew teaches in the Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Claudia Setzer is Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY.