Smith Completes Notre Dame Fellowship in Jerusalem
David Smith, PhD Candidate in New Testament, recently completed a year in residence in Jerusalem at the University of Notre Dame Tantur Ecumenical Institute. Smith was one of four young scholars chosen for this competitive fellowship for advanced doctoral students. In addition to completing his dissertation research in Israel, he gave a public lecture at Tantur entitled "The Earliest Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Reconstructing the First Century Debate." Smith was also one of eight Duke PhD candidates to be awarded a prestigious James B. Duke International Research Travel Fellowship. He will defend his dissertation on identity politics and Jewish/Christian relations in the Gospel of Luke this summer.