Shively T. J. Smith is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Boston University School of Theology in Boston, Mass., and an elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME). Her primary research and writing interests are: 1 & 2 Peter, the Synoptic Gospels, diaspora studies, and call/commission stories in the Bible. Her first book, Strangers to Family: Diaspora and 1 Peter’s Invention of God’s Household, is set for publication with Baylor University Press Fall 2016.

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