Dr. David E. Aune is Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Previously, he was Professor of New Testament at Loyola University Chicago (1990-99), and Saint Xavier University (1968-90). He holds the Ph.D. degree in New Testament and Early Christian Literature from the University of Chicago, a M.A. in Classics from the University of Minnesota, a M.A. in New Testament from the Wheaton Graduate School of Theology, and a B.A. in Greek from Wheaton College. Dr. Aune was a Fulbright visiting professor at the University of Trondheim (Norway) in 1982-83; he received the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize for study at the University of Tuebingen (Germany) in 1994-95; he was elected a member of the Norwegian Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001; he was the Annual Professor at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in Jerusalem in 2002-3. Dr. Aune is the author of more than a hundred articles in scholarly books and journals, and is the author or editor of a dozen books, including 'The New Testament in its Literary Environment' (Westminster, 1987), a three-volume commentary on the Revelation of John (Thomas Nelson, 1998-99), and most recently he has authored 'The Westminster Dictionary of New Testament and Early Christian Rhetoric' (Westminster John Knox, 2003). For further details see his website: www.nd.edu/~daune.