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Daniel L. Smith-Christopher

Daniel Smith-Christopher is currently a Professor of Religion (Biblical Studies) at the Bluffton College of Ohio.

He earned his D.Phil. in 1986 from Oxford University in England and his M.Div. in 1981 from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, Elkhart, Indiana.

Among his published works are the books:
  • 2002 - A Biblical Theology of Exile
  • 2000 - Subverting Hatred: The Challenge of Religious Nonviolence (edited)
  • 1995 - Text and Experience: Toward a Cultural Exegesis of the Bible (edited).
  • 1993 - The Citizen Temple Community by Joel Weinberg (translated).

Recently, Dr. Smith-Christopher published a number of papers, including:
  • June, 2003 - "Theft and Reconciliation: Genesis 32-33 and the Politics of Jacob," World Council of Churches Consultation on Ethnic Identity, National Identity, and the Unity of the Church (Bangor, Wales)
  • April, 2003 "Indigenous Traditions of Peacemaking", with Rev. Don Tamihare (New Zealand)
  • War and Reconciliation: Perspectives of World Religions, California State University, Northridge
  • March, 2002 "A Quaker Reads the Ninth Commandment," Seminar on the Ten Commandments, Jewish Studies Department, UCLA
  • November, 2001 "Prophet in the Camp: Ezekiel and Refugee Studies" - Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver
  • April, 2001 "The Challenge of Christian Nonviolence" War and Peace in the World Religions, California Lutheran University

His intellectual interests are inter-cultural relations, minorities, and cross-cultural expressions of Christianity and the interpretation of Scripture. Quakerism, Anabaptism, Doukhobors and Tolstoyans, Progressive Judaism (Yiddishist, Diasporic movements) and Progressive Islamic movements. Maori (New Zealand) history and culture; Aboriginal Australian and Native-American Christian movements.

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Release date: 
August 19, 2002
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