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Daniel L. Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of New Testament

Courses Taught

Theological Foundations, New Testament, Ancient Greek


Ph.D. in Theology (Christianity and Judaism), University of Notre Dame, 2011
M.A. in Early Christian Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2005

Research Interests

  • Gospels and Acts
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Early Christianity

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