Craig Carter, Editor
Craig Carter is Professor of Religious Studies, at Tyndale University College in Toronto, Ontario, where he has served since 2000. His doctorate was taken at the Toronto School of Theology under Professor John Webster. He is currently at work on his third book: a monograph on the doctrine of God for InterVarsity Press. He teaches courses in systematic and moral theology, as well as an interdisciplinary course on Christianity and culture. He also serves part-time as Theologian-in-Residence at Westney Heights Baptist Church, where he preaches once per month, and he considers local church involvement to be crucial for anyone who wishes to teach Christian theology. One project he is working on is the development of a catechism of essential Christian beliefs to be used with all ages in the church. Over the past few years, he has been on a theological journey back to his roots in conservative, Augustinian theology after having become disillusioned with the drift away from biblical and historic orthodoxy evident in the Evangelical Left.
Eric R. Crouse, Editor
Eric Robert Crouse is Professor of History, at Tyndale University College in Toronto, Canada. He completed graduate studies at the University of Calgary (MA) and Queen’s University (PhD). His research interests are US foreign policy, Cold War America, fundamentalism, and economic history. His last two books cover the Vietnam War and Cold War America: Dear Senator Smith: Small-town Maine Writes to Senator Margaret Chase Smith about the Vietnam War, 1967-1971 (Lexington Books 2008) and An American Stand: Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist Menace, 1948-1972 (Lexington Books 2010). He is completing his fourth book with the working title Defending Reaganomics: The Christian Right and the American Economy in the Eighties.
Paul Franks is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Tyndale University College, in Toronto, Ontario, where he teaches courses in Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, and Christian Apologetics. He is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University (BS in Biblical Studies) and of Biola University (MA in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics). He recently earned his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma. There he completed a dissertation on the logical problem of evil under the supervision of Linda Zagzebski. While his primary research focuses on the problem of evil he has also dabbled with philosophical issues related to petitionary prayer. In 2002 he obtained his ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God (Oklahoma District), though he has since transferred into the Pentecostal Assemblies of God (Eastern Ontario District).
William Tyndale was born in Gloucestershire and educated at Oxford and Cambridge where he became a strong supporter of church reform. He was ordained as a priest in around 1521 but his controversial opinions attracted the attention of the church authorities, so in 1523 he moved to London. In 1524, Tyndale left England for Germany where he hoped to continue his translation of the New Testament in greater safety and printing began in 1525. The work was denounced by the Roman Catholic church authorities and Tyndale was accused of heresy. In 1534, Tyndale moved to Antwerp and began to live more openly. He was betrayed, arrested for heresy and imprisoned in Vilvoorde Castle. On 6 October 1536, he was strangled and then burned at the stake. His translation of the Old Testament remained unfinished at his death, but together with his translation of the New Testament formed the basis of the ‘King James’ version of the Bible. (Adopted from BBC History.)