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Shanell T. Smith

The Rev. Dr. Shanell T. Smith is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Conn. Her passion for teaching and preaching is fueled by her desire to inspire and challenge by bringing together faith and intellect. Her scholarly interests include Feminist and Womanist Biblical Interpretation, Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament, and the intersections of Postcolonial, African American, and New Testament Studies, particularly with regard to the Book of Revelation. Her monograph, The Woman Babylon and the Marks of Empire: Reading Revelation with a Postcolonial Womanist Hermeneutics of Ambiveilence is forthcoming from Fortress Press.

Blog Posts by Shanell T. Smith

Posted by Shanell T. Smith 16 weeks 2 days ago
“But it was an accident! … He said it was a black-skinned boy who sort of looked like my son.”“It’s all based on circumstantial evidence. It’s not fair!”“We didn’t have money for a defense...
Posted by Shanell T. Smith 1 year 39 weeks ago
The upcoming March on Washington has been on my mind as I reflect upon this week’s Gospel reading from Luke about a banquet. I personally love banquets. You get to adorn yourself with the finest...