Sarah Ruden was educated at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins, and Harvard. She has translated four books of classical literature, among them The Aeneid, and is the author of Other Places, a book of poetry. She is a research fellow at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut, where she lives.

Going back to the first years of Christianity, the church has had long experience with pedophilia. Sarah Ruden, author of a new book on Paul, writes that they must heed the lessons of the Apostle and punish those guilty of allowing this abuse.