Edited: Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre
Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre is an associate professor of New Testament and early Christianity at Drew Theological School. She specializes in the politics, ethics, and materiality of ancient Christianity and its interpretation in the present. She is the author of Jesus among Her Children: Q, Eschatology, and the Construction of Christian Origins (Harvard University Press, 2006), and coauthor, with Jane Schaberg, of Mary Magdalene Understood (Continuum, 2006). She is currently working on a book using spatial theory to reimagine the Pauline
assemblies as politically productive and contested spaces.
By (author) Catherine Keller
Catherine Keller is professor of constructive theology at the Theological School of Drew University. In her teaching, lecturing, and writing, she develops the relational potential of a theology of becoming. Her books reconfigure ancient symbols of divinity for the sake of a planetary conviviality—a life together, across vast webs of difference. Thriving in the interplay of ecological and gender politics, process cosmology, poststructuralist philosophy, and religious pluralism, her work is both deconstructive and constructive in strategy. She is the author and editor of many publications including, Cloud of the Impossible (2014) and Facing Apocalypse: Climate, Democracy, and Other Last Chances (2021).
By (author) Elias Ortega-Aponte
Elias Ortega-Aponte is an assistant professor of Afro-Latina/o religions and cultural studies at Drew Theological School. His research focuses on the intersections between race, gender, punishment, and economics. Currently, he is working on a book-length project mobilizing insights from black and
brown power movements to proposed a religious abolitionist ethics of the prison-industrial complex.