Dr. William J. Abraham (United Methodist)

Professor William J. Abraham, a native of Ireland, is the Outler Professor of Wesley Studies and Distinguished University Teaching Professor at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He works as a philosophical and systematic theologian, giving special attention to his own Methodist tradition and to the Orthodox tradition. His published work spans a wide horizon that includes the epistemology of theology, evangelism, the history of doctrine, and normative systematic theology. He has recently published the first two volumes of a tetralogy on Divine Agency and Divine Action with Oxford University Press. His work has been deeply influenced by an initial reading of Aleksey Stepanovich Kmomiakov, whose grave is a site of pilgrimage for him whenever he visits Moscow.

Dr. Robert Saler (Lutheran)

Robert Saler is Associate Dean and Research Professor of Lutheran Studies at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, where he also directs the Center for Pastoral Excellence. He is the author of Between Magisterium and Marketplace: A Constructive Account of Theology and the Church (Fortress, 2014) and Theologia Crucis (Cascade, 2016).