Laura Nasrallah’s research and teaching bring together New Testament and early Christian literature with the archaeological remains of the Mediterranean world, and often engage issues of colonialism, gender, race, status, and power.
Religion and Literature, Christian Spirituality, Childhood and Children's Literature, Religious dimension of intellectural work
A graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Rev. Anne Robertson became the Massachusetts Bible Society's Executive Director on April 17, 2007 after serving churches for 13 years as a United Methodist pastor.
Fr. Michael Simone, a Jesuit of the USA Midwest Province, is a native of Ohio. He is a graduate of Weston Jesuit School of Theology (M.Div., S.T.L.) and Johns Hopkins University (M.A., Ph.D.), and since 2013 he has served as Assistant Professor of Old Testament at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Fr. Simone focuses on ritual and imagination in the religions of the ancient Near East, and he has an ongoing interest in archaeology. A former member of the executive board of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, Fr.
Reverend Doctor Shively T. J. Smith is a sought-after teacher, preacher, and writer. She completed her Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at Emory University as the first African American female degreed in that specialization. Furthermore, she recently published her first book, called Strangers to Family: Diaspora and First Peter's Invention of God's Household with Baylor University Press and is completing a commentary on Second Peter for SBL Press.