Emory University Moody Smith, a George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at The Divinity School, Duke University. Pheme Perkins is a professor in the Theology Department at Boston College, specializing Johannine materials, Paulline Epistles and Gnosticism. She is a member of and leader in several professional organizations, including the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Bible Association, the Society of New Testament Studies, and the Association of Theological Schools. Recent publications include: Gnosticism and the New Testament (Fortress Press), Peter: Apostle for the Whole Church (Fortress Press), Ephesians: Abingdon New Testament Commentary (Abingdon Press), Abraham's Divided Children: Galatians and the Politics of Faith (Trinity Press International). VICTOR PAUL FURNISH is University Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, of New Testament at Southern Methodist University. Some of his other books from Abingdon Press include 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians in the Abingdon New Testament Commentaries series, of which he is the General Editor.