David Smith Successfully Defends Dissertation

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Joel Marcus, Ross Wagner, David Smith, Brittany Wilson, Mark Goodacre

David Smith, a 6th year student in New Testament, successfully defended his dissertation today!  Titled "Luke, the Jews, and the Politics of Early Christian Identity," his dissertation was on identity politics and Jewish/Christian relations in the Gospel of Luke. He is pictured here with his advisor Joel Marcus and committee members Ross Wagner, Brittany Wilson, and Mark Goodacre. In addition, Kavin Rowe attended remotely.

Smith recently completed a year in residence in Jerusalem at the University of Notre Dame Tantur Ecumenical Institute.

As for future plans, Smith intends to teach at Duke Divinity School during the upcoming academic year, while applying for other positions elsewhere. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.