Daniel L. Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of New Testament
Theological Foundations, New Testament, Late Ancient Greek: Theological Texts
Ph.D. in Theology (Christianity and Judaism), University of Notre Dame, 2011
M.A. in Early Christian Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2005
- New Testament (Gospels and Acts) & Christian origins
- Second Temple Judaism (incl. 1 Maccabees, Dead Sea Scrolls)
- Early Jewish and Christian rhetorical strategies
- Genre in Antiquity
- Memory and History
Publications and Media Placements
The Rhetoric of Interruption: Speech-Making, Turn-Taking, and Rule-Breaking in Luke-Acts
and Ancient Greek Narrative (BZNW 193; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012).
Into the World of the New Testament: Greco-Roman and Jewish Texts and Contexts (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015).
“Interrupted Speech in Luke-Acts.” Journal of Biblical Literature 134.1 (2015): 177-191.
Co-authored with Zachary Kostopoulos, “Biography, History and the Genre of Luke-Acts.” New Testament Studies 63.3 (2017): 390-410.
Honors and Awards
- Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, June 2016 – June 2017 (Sponsored by Prof. Dr. Loren T. Stuckenbruck of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
- Summer Research Award in the Humanities, SLU, Summer 2015
- Summer Research Award in the Humanities, SLU, Summer 2014
- Mellon Faculty Development Grant (Summer Stipend), SLU, Summer 2013
Professional Organizations and Associations
- Society of Biblical Literature, since 2007
- North American Patristics Society, since 2008
- Institute for Biblical Research, since 2008
- Catholic Biblical Association, since 2011
Community Work and Service
- Saint Louis University Prison Program
- Church of St. Michael & St. George: Youth Education