Norman A. Beck is the Poehlmann Professor of Theology and Classical Languages and the Chairman of the Department of Theology and Philosophy at Texas Lutheran University. He was educated at Capital University (B.A.), Trinity Lutheran Seminary (B.D.), and Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D.), and also has an honorary doctorate from Trinity Seminary. He is the author of Mature Christianity: The Recognition and Repudiation of the Anti-Jewish Polemic of the New Testament (Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania: Susquehanna University Press, 1985). A revised edition appeared under the title Mature Christianity in the 21st Century (New York: Crossroad, 1994), and a German translation, Mündiges Christentum im 21. Jahrhundert, was published by the Institut Kirche und Judentum, Berlin, in 1998. Dr. Beck is also the author of Scripture Notes A,B,C, a three-volume commentary on the lectionaries (Lima, Ohio: CSS Publishing Co., 1984-86) and Anti-Roman Cryptograms in the New Testament: Symbolic Messages of Hope and Liberation (New York: Peter Lang, 1997). His latest publication is The New Testament: A New Translation and Redaction (Lima, Ohio: Fairway Press, a subsidiary of CSS Publishing, 2001), which is designed to reduce or remove the anti-Jewish and sexist aspects of the New Testament.