Julien Smith

Julien Smith Professor of Humanities & Theology julien.smith@valpo.edu 219.464.6766 Ph.D. Religion – Baylor University
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Julien Smith’s scholarly interests center on biblical texts and traditions. He has written on a variety of New Testament apocryphal, and literary subjects, including Ephesians, Acts, the Epistle of Barnabas, and the novelist Walker Percy. His first book, Christ the Ideal King: Cultural Context, Rhetorical Strategy, and the Power of Divine Monarchy in Ephesians, was published in 2011. Recent publications include “The Recovery of Creatureliness” in Sapientia, and “How to Read Yourself Into Genesis” in Christianity Today. Smith teaches “Christian Tradition,” seminars on Jesus, Paul, Theology & Ecology, and in the First-Year Program. His most recent book, Paul and the Good Life: Transformation and Citizenship in the Commonwealth of God, was published by Baylor University Press in 2020. He is currently working on an article addressing the issue of polarization in church-related higher education.