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Contributors Yung Suk Kim, editor, is associate professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University, in Richmond, Virginia. His books include Christ’s Body in Corinth: The Politics of a Metaphor (Fortress Press, 2008); A Theological Introduction to Paul’s Letters: Exploring a Threefold Theology of Paul (2011). Kim’s forthcoming books include Biblical Interpretation: Theory, Process and Criteria (2013), A Transformative Reading of the Bible (2013), and Truth, Testimony, and Transformation: A New Reading of the “I Am” Sayings in John’s Gospel (2013). He is a recipient of the 2010–11 Lilly Theological Scholars Grant. He is editor of the Journal of Bible and Human Transformation. CONTRIBUTORS Ayodeji Adewuya is professor of New Testament at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, in Cleveland, Tennessee. His books include Holiness and Community in 2 Cor. 6:14–7:1: A Study of Paul’s View of Communal Holiness in the Corinthian Correspondence (2001); Transformed by Grace: Paul’s View of Holiness in Romans 6–8 (2004). He has also published academic articles in various journals and written essay chapters in books. He is a regular contributor to Precepts for Living, a Sunday School Commentary for African Americans published by Urban Ministries, Inc., Chicago and the Evangelical Commentaries of the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee. Efrain Agosto is professor of New Testament studies at New York Theological Seminary. Formerly he was academic dean at Hartford Seminary as well as professor of New Testament and director of the Hispanic Ministries Program. He is the author of Servant Leadership: Jesus and Paul (2005) and Corintios, a Spanish-language commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians in the Conosca Su Biblia (Know Your Bible) series (Fortress Press, 2008). xv Menghun Goh is a Ph.D. candidate in New Testament and early Christianity at Vanderbilt University. He was born, raised, and educated in the Chinese education system in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and graduated from the University of California and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He served as a full-time Christian minister before embarking on his Ph.D. studies. He is interested in semiotics, apophaticism, phenomenology, deconstruction, and postcolonial theories. Ma. Marilou S. Ibita holds a doctoral degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (2012). Her dissertation is titled, “‘If Anyone Hungers, He/She Must Eat in the House’ (1 Cor 11:34): A Narrative-Critical, SocioHistorical and Grammatical-Philological Analysis of the Story of the Lord’s Supper in Corinth (1 Cor 11:17-34).” Her research interests include meal themes in the New Testament, particularly in Paul and the Gospels, the relationship of material evidence and the New Testament, as well as issues in New Testament interpretation, especially using narrative-critical, sociohistorical, ecological, liberationist, and feminist hermeneutics of the New Testament. Luis Menéndez Antuña is a Ph.D. candidate in New Testament and early Christianity at Vanderbilt University. A Fulbright student, he was born and educated in Spain. Before enrolling in doctoral studies, he taught theology at Loyola College in Maryland, in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), and Hebrew Bible at Saint Louis University in Madrid. His research interests include ideological criticism (more specifically, queer and postcolonial studies), critical theory, and philosophy. He has published articles on Thecla (Estudios Eclesiasticos) and postcolonial and liberation criticism (Theologica Xaveriana). Janelle Peters is a Ph.D. candidate at Emory University. Her dissertation situates the veils and athletic metaphors of 1 Corinthians within cultural discourses on the construction of the citizen and religious participation. She has written several articles on topics in the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Greco-Roman milieu. She is interested in the intersection of visual and literary cultures, the ecology of individual and corporate bodies, and the prophetic economy. Jeremy Punt is professor of New Testament in the theology faculty at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His work is on New Testament hermeneutics past and present, as he is interested in understanding the use of xvi | 1 and 2 Corinthians the Scriptures of Israel in the New Testament (and Pauline letters in particular) as well as in contemporary cultural criticism, especially in postcolonial interpretation. His recent publications include “Hermeneutics in Identity Formation: Paul’s Use of Genesis in Galatians 4” (2011) and “Pauline Agency in Postcolonial Perspective: Subverter of or Agent for Empire?” (in The Colonized Apostle: Paul through Postcolonial Eyes, ed. C. D. Stanley [Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011]). Love Sechrest is associate professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. Sechrest is co-chair of...


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