in alphabetical order
David Jasper, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Editor: Theology section.
Professor Jasper (Ph.D, Durham University; Doctor of Divinity, Oxford University) is the author of numerous books, including Literature and Theology as a Grammar of Assent (Ashgate, 2016); The Sacred Community (Baylor University Press, 2012); The Study of Literature and Religion: An Introduction (Macmillan, 1989); and The New Testament and the Literary Imagination (Macmillan, 1987). Edited volumes include A Poetics of Translation (Baylor, 2016), with Geng Youzhuang and Wang Hai, The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology (Oxford, 2007), with Andrew W. Hass and Elisabeth Jay; and The Bible and Literature: A Reader (Blackwell’s, 1999). He is the past Senior Editor of the journal Literature and Theology and the founder of an ongoing series of international conferences in religion and literature which began in Durham in 1982.
Boutheina Khaldi, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Editor: Islam and Literature.
Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, Professor Boutheina Khaldi (Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington) is the author of Egypt Awakening in the Early Twentieth Century: Mayy Ziyadah’s Intellectual Circles (2012).
Sharon Kim, Judson University, IL, United States. General Editor; initiator of the website.
Professor Kim (Ph.D, Yale University) specializes in late 19th to early 20th-century American literature, with particular interest in Christian faith and spirituality in literature. She is the author of Literary Epiphany in the Novel, 1850-1950: Constellations of the Soul (2012), winner of the 2013 Book of the Year award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature. She has also won the 2019 Lionel Basney award for outstanding journal essay in Christianity and Literature. Her work has appeared in journals such as American Literature, the Journal of Modern Literature, and Studies in the Novel, and she has served as Associate Editor of The Edith Wharton Review.
Rosa E.M.D. Penna, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina. Editor: South America, Spain, and Italy.
Professor Emerita of English Literature and Language and Comparative Literature, Rosa Penna (Ph.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina) has served as Directora del Instituto de Literatura Inglesa y Norteamericana and as Distinguished Senior Bibliographer for the MLA International Bibliography.
Maurice Williams, Rutgers University, United States. Editor: African-American Literature.
The Literature and Religion website also includes suggestions for the Bibliography, section categories, and links from the following scholars, in alphabetical order:
Lori Branch, University of Iowa
Christopher Douglas, University of Victoria
Matthew Green, Azusa Pacific University
Curtis Gruenler, Hope College
Kevin Hart, University of Virginia
Ray Horton, Murray State University
Romana Huk, University of Notre Dame
Nina Nesher, Jewish Theological Seminary
Cynthia Wallace, University of Saskatchewan