Assistant Professor of Humanities and Theology
Mueller Hall Room 126
Julien Smith received his BA from the University of California at Berkeley in French and Slavic Languages and Literature, an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Religion from Baylor University. His scholarly interests center on Biblical texts and traditions. He has written and presented papers on a variety of New Testament and apocryphal subjects and texts, including Ephesians, Acts, Galatians, and IV Maccabees. Recent projects also include articles on church-related higher education and the portrayal of Jews in the writing of the Catholic novelist Walker Percy. His first book is entitled Christ the Ideal King: Cultural Context, Rhetorical Strategy, and the Power of Divine Monarchy in Ephesians, published by Mohr Siebeck in 2011. In addition to teaching in the CC Freshman Program, Julien teaches The Christian Tradition and seminars on Jesus and Paul. His next writing project focuses on the interpretation of Scripture in an early Christian text, the Epistle of Barnabas.