George D. Chryssides [+]
University of Birmingham and York St John University
George D. Chryssides studied philosophy and theology at the University of Glasgow, and gained his doctorate from the University of Oxford. He taught philosophy and religious studies at various British universities, and was Head of Religious Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, England from 2001 to 2008. He is currently Honorary Research Fellow at York St John University. He has published extensively, principally on new religious movements, and recent publications include The A to Z of Jehovah’s Witnesses (2009); Heaven’s Gate: Postmodernity and Popular Culture in a Suicide Group (2011); Christians in the Twenty-First Century (with Margaret Z. Wilkins, 2011); Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements (2012) and Jehovah’s Witnesses: Continuity and Change (2016). He has co-edited (with Benjamin E. Zeller) The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements (2014), and is currently working on The Bloomsbury Handbook on Studying Christians, edited with Stephen E. Gregg.
Stephen E. Gregg [+]
University of Wolverhampton
Stephen E. Gregg is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, and Hon. Secretary of the British Association for the Study of Religions. He studied at the University of Wales, Lampeter, and has previously taught at the University of Wales, and Liverpool Hope University. His work focuses upon minority communities and muted voices in contemporary religion, and method and theory in the Study of Religion. Recent and in-press books include Jesus Beyond Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2010 with Gregory A. Barker) Engaging with Living Religion (Routledge, 2015 with Lynne Scholefield), A Universal Advaita: Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Traditions (Routledge, forthcoming) and The Bloomsbury Handbook on Studying Christians (Bloomsbury, forthcoming with George D. Chryssides).
Introduction to the volume.