Paula: A Portrait of 4th Century Piety This close friend of the scholar Jerome, known for her scholarship and her extreme piety and generosity, was one of the most noteworthy people—women or men—in all the 4th-century church. NANCY A. HARDESTY Nancy A. Hardesty, a church historian who lives in Atlanta, Ga., is the author of Great Women of Faith (Abingdon) and Women Called to Witness (Abingdon). Her most recent book is Inclusive Language in the Church (John Knox).
The Rich Heritage of Eastern Slavic Spirituality Though practically unknown to most Westerners, the history of Orthodox spirituality among the Eastern Slavs of Ukraine and Russia is a deep treasure chest of spiritual exploration and discovery. LOUIS BOUYER [Louis Bouyer was a priest of the Oratory in Paris, France, and a professor of spiritual theology at the Institut Catholique. A freguent contributor to French periodicals, he is widely known in the U.S. and Great Britain for his speaking and writing. His works translated into English include The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism; The Meaning of Sacred Scripture; Word, Church and Sacraments in Protestantism and Catholicism; and An Introduction to Spirituality.] AND THE EDITORS
A 12th Century Man for All Seasons The Life and Thought of Bernard of CIairvaux Tony Lane is a lecturer in historical theology at London Bible College. Among his writings are contributions to Eerdman's Handbook to the History of Christianity, and to Great Leaders of the Christian Church (Moody Press).
Inside the Convent How did convents arise? Why did so many medieval women enter them? Dr. Jo Ann McNamara is Professor of History at Hunter College, City University of New York, and author of Women and the Structures of Society (Duke, 1984).
The Mystics Why did mysticism flower in the medieval world—and why did women often lead in it? Dr. Elizabeth Alvilda Petroff is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of Medieval Women's Visionary Literature (Oxford, 1986).
The Father of California Junipero Serra launched a remarkable enterprise on Spain's final frontier James D. Smith III is pastor of Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church and adjunct professor of church history at Bethel Seminary—West, both in San Diego, California. He is a member of the editorial adisory board of Christian History.
Golden Tongue & Iron Will by ROBERT A. KRUPP Robert A. Krupp is the librarian at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is author of Shepherding the Flock of God: The Pastoral Theology of John Chrysostom (Peter Lang, 1991).
John Chrysostom: Christian History Timeline by GERARD H. ETTLINGER Gerard H. Ettlinger is professor of theology at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York. He is editor of a critical edition of the Greek text of Saint Jean Chrysostome: A’ une Jeune Veuve Sur le Mariage Unique (Sources Chrtiennes, 1968), and of Theodoret of Cyrus: Eranistes (Clarendon, 1975).