Dr. Duane Smith
Associate Professor of Religion
Berea College


Education:

B.A. 1980 William Penn College (summa cum laude)
M. Div. 1983 Earlham School of Religion (honors)
Th. M. 1986 Harvard Divinity School
A. M. 1991 Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Ph. D. 1994 Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Thesis: "Kinship Metaphors for Covenant in Hosea"

Teaching Experience:

1988 Teaching Assistant: The Cultural Legacy of the Ancient Near East. Harvard University.
Professor Paul D. Hanson

1989 Teaching Assistant: The Cultural Legact of the Ancient Near East. Harvard University.
Professor Paul D. Hanson

1990 Teaching Assistant: History of the Religion of Israel. Harvard University.
Professor Frank Moore Cross.

1991 Teaching Assistant: Problems in Biblical Theology: Israel's Prophetic Heritage.
Harvard University. Professor Theodore Hiebert.

1991 Teaching Associate: Problems in the Literature, History and Religion of Israel:
The Yahwist. Harvard University. Professor Theodore Hiebert.

1992 Instructor: Intermediate Biblical Hebrew. Harvard University.

1994-1995 Adjunct Professor of Religion, Stonehill College.
Courses Taught: Intro. to the Old Testament, Western Religious
Traditions, and Western Traditions.

1995-2001 Professor of Religion, Berea College.
Courses Taught: Intro. to the Old Testament, Intro. to the New
New Testament, Cultural Anthropology and the Old Testament,
Intro. to Hebrew, Readings in Biblia Hebraica, The Prophets,
Contemporary Christian Thought, Islam, and Western Traditions.

1999-2000 Acting Associate Dean for General Studies, Berea College.


JeremiahIsaiah Professor Smith's children Jeremiah and Isaiah

Click here for some pictures of Prof. Smith's raison d'etre (his kids)






Research Interests:

Societal roles of the Israelite prophets; honor, shame, and the biblical covenant; inspiration, revelation, and biblical theology; archaeology, anthropology, and the Bible; types of prophetic language; the writings of Kierkegaard.

Publications:

"Kinship and Covenant in Hosea 11:1-4." Horizons in Biblical Theology. 16,1 (June 1994): 41-53

"Current Trends in Research in Hosea." Currents in Research: Biblical Studies (forthcoming)

Works In Progress:

Metaphorical Reflections on Hosea 2.

"Kinship and Covenant in Hosea" (revision of dissertation)

Forthcoming

"Sin Of Jehu". Journal for Semitics.





Soren Kierkegaard"The existing individual who chooses to pursue the objective way enters upon the entire approximation-process by which it is proposed to bring God to light objectively. But this is in
all eternity impossible, because God is a subject, and therefore exists only for subjectivity in
inwardness. The existing individual who chooses the subjective way apprehends instantly
the entire dialectical difficulty involved in having to use some time, perhaps a long time, in
finding God objectively."
Soren Kierkegaard








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Berea, KY 40404
(859) 985-3759

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