Justo Luis Gonzalez is a Cuban Born United Methodist minister, and is a retired member of the Rio Grande Conference of the United Methodist Church. After his basic college and seminary education in Cuba, he studied at Yale University, where he obtained three degrees: S.T.M. (1958), M.A. (1960), and Ph.D. (1961). In 1961 he joined the faculty of the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, teaching historical theology, and in 1969 he moved to Atlanta, where he now resides, in order to teach at Candler School of Theology (Emory University). Since 1977 he has been engaged in two main occupations: writing and promoting the theological education of Latinas and Latinos.
Among his numerous writings in the field of church history are his three-volume 'A History of Christian Thought,' and the two volume set 'The Story of Christianity.' These and others of his books have been published not only in English and Spanish, but also translated into Portuguese, German, Russian, Korean and Chinese.
Catherine Gunsalus Gonzalez is Professor of Church History Emerita at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Catherine received her B.A. from Beaver College, her S.T.B. from Boston University School of Theology and her Ph.D. from Boston University. She is particularly interested in the history of liturgy and how it displays the situation and the theology of the people; the history of women in the life of the church; and the effects on the church of the assimilation of new cultural groups within its life.