Notes on Contributors

In: International Journal of Public Theology
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Patrick H. Byrne

is Professor emeritus of Philosophy and Former Director of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College. His research/publication interests include the relationships between science, evolution and religion; ethics; the thought of Bernard Lonergan, Albert Einstein, and Aristotle. His book publications include Toward Environmental Wholeness (forthcoming March 2023), The Ethics of Discernment: Lonergan’s Foundations for Ethics (2016) and Analysis and Science in Aristotle (1997). He is also editor of The Dialogue Between Science and Religion: What We Have Learned from Each Other? and “Bernard Lonergan,” Oxford Bibliographies (2019).

Julius Crump

(PhD, Chicago) is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Carthage College. His current research assesses arguments against the inclusion of sacred protest practices in post-Civil Rights American politics. He co-edited African American Theological Ethics and is completing Fear of a Black Public: Religious Protest in Progressive Thought. He has published articles on cultural studies, Black theology, pragmatism, and the problem of evil.

Joel Gillin

is a doctoral researcher in theology at the University of Helsinki. His work focuses on political theology and draws on agonistic political theory as a resource for Christian public engagement. His research has been published in Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, Kerygma Und Dogma, and Studia Theologica – Nordic Journal of Theology.

Peter Hooton

is responsible for the Research Secretariat which undertakes work in public theology at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture on Charles Sturt University’s Canberra campus. He has a PhD in Theology from CSU and is a member of the University’s Centre for Religion, Ethics and Society. He is the author of Bonhoeffer’s Religionless Christianity in Its Christological Context (Lanham: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2020).

Stephen Okey

is an Associate Professor of Theology at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida. He is the author of A Theology of Conversation: An Introduction to David Tracy. His research focuses on the intersection of theological anthropology, public theology, and technology.

Simon Rae

Principal-emeritus of the former Theological Hall, Knox College, and Life Fellow of Knox College, Dunedin, NZ. A graduate in history, politics and theology he went to Indonesia initially as a university chaplain in 1972 and has returned regularly, lastly as a visiting professor in the Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS) in the Graduate School, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, 2007–8. He contributed to the international-ecumenical History of Christianity in Indonesia (Brill, 2008) and published a study of religious change in North Sumatra, Breath Becomes the Wind … (Otago University Press, 1994). In retirement he has studied, translated and written about contemporary Indonesian literature.

Terence George Root

studied for his BA in theology at the University of Gloucester graduating in 2012, his MA and PhD in theology and religious studies at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2020. He is a retired police officer, having served for thirty years with Staffordshire Police. He has been a Local Preacher in the Methodist Church for twenty-five years currently in the Derby Circuit, and also leads worship in Anglican and Baptist Churches. His independent research areas of interest are biblical theology and modern church history.

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