Bonnie Thurston earned her Ph.D. in English and Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and completed her postdoctorate work in New Testament Studies at Harvard Divinity School. She recently resigned as Professor of New Testament at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary where she earned the honor of being named the William F. Orr Professor of New Testament in 1999. Recent works include To Everything a Season: A Spirituality of Time, Fruit of the Spirit, Growth of the Heart and Preaching Mark. She has also published The Heart’s Land, a book of poems in 2001. Recently, she has edited Merton and Buddhism as well as Hidden in the Same Mystery: Merton and Loretto (Fons Vitae 2010).