Everett Ferguson is Professor of Church History Emeritus at Abilene Christian University. He has received numerous honors over his career, including an honorary John Harvard Fellowship (1956-57) and a Harvard Graduate School Fellowship (1958-59), and he has served as president of the North American Patristics Society. He is also a member of the Council of the Association internationale d'etudes patristiques. In 1998, Dr. Ferguson was presented with a festschrift, The Early Church in Its Context: Essays in Honor of Everett Ferguson, ed. Abraham J. Marlherbe, Frederick W. Norris, and James W. Thompson (Leiden: E.J. Brill).