- Authors in This Special Section
Michael S. Attridge (Catholic) holds a B.A. from the University of Windsor in Ontario; an M.A. from the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto; an S.T.L. from Regis College, Toronto; and a Ph.D. (2004) from the University of St. Michael's College, where he is an associate professor in the Faculty of Theology (having taught there since 2005), with a cross appointment in the Dept. of Political Science at the University of Toronto (2018–23). He was on the Steering Committee for the Ecclesiology Group of the American Academy of Religion (2006–11) and the Editorial Board for Theological Education of the Association of Theological Schools (2008–14). Currently, he serves on advisory boards for The Newman Rambler (McGill University, since 2013) and the Theory and History of Education (Queen's University, since 2017). He has edited or co-edited four books, most recently The Promise of Renewal: Dominicans and Vatican II (ATF Theology, 2017), and "The Church and Migration: Global (In)Difference" (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming), as well as editing a thematic issue of the Toronto Journal of Theology (Fall, 2016) on "Reviewing Vatican II for the [End Page 145] Next Generation." His two dozen articles have appeared in journals and other publications or as book chapters. His more than two dozen conference presentations and invited lectures have occurred across North and South America and Europe. He is currently involved in research on Vatican II and its relevance for the church in North America, as well as "One Country, Two Catholicisms," on divergences in Quebec and Ontario from 1965 to 1985.
Adriana Bara (Romanian Orthodox Church, Canadian Diocese) has been the executive director of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, in Montreal, since 2013, and a part-time assistant professor in the Dept. of Theological Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, since 2011. She was an international fellow of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) in Vienna, 2016–17. She holds bachelor's degrees in civil engineering (Transylvania University, Brasov, Romania) and in theology (Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania); an M.A. in theology from Concordia University, Montreal; and a Ph.D. (2012) from the Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions, University of Montreal. She was also a research fellow at the Centre for Research and Documentation at Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, 2006–12, and has been an international advisor and consultant since 2017 for the International Interreligious Dialogue and Research Center at Lahore Garrison University in Pakistan. President of the Interconfessional Committee for Ecumenical Relations, Montreal, since 2013, she is also a member of the Canadian Christian-Jewish Network, the Christian-Jewish Dialogue (Montreal), the North American Academy of Ecumenists, the Interreligious Conversation of Canada (Toronto), and the Interreligious Forum for Peace (Montreal). She edited Interfaith Marriage from Thirteen Faith Communities' Perspective (Theology and Spirituality, 2017), authored From the Holy Scripture to Holy Images (Lambert Academic, 2010), and has had five articles published in journals or as book chapters, as well as co-translating a Koine Greek-to-French book, Athanase d'Alexandrie (Sources chrétiennes, 2019). She has also done numerous media events in Canada, been a guest speaker for nearly a dozen Canadian and European conferences, and organized ten conferences and events in Canada.
S. Mark Heim (American Baptist) holds a B.A. from Amherst (MA) College, an M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA; and a Ph.D. in systemic theology (1982) from the Boston College-Andover Newton Joint Doctoral Program. Ordained in 1979 in the American Baptist Churches, USA, he served a pastorate in New Hampshire and was a visiting professor at the United Theological College, Bangalore, India. He is the Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology at Andover Newton Theological School, where he has taught since 1982 (now Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT). He has edited three books and [End Page 146] authored five, most recently Crucified Wisdom: Christ and the Bodhisattva in Theological Reflection (Fordham University Press, 2018). His several dozen articles have appeared as book chapters, journal articles, dictionary/encyclopedia entries, and book reviews. He was...