I saw the movie WAR ROOM and for the rest of that day I was on fire – not with anger, but with a renewed love for God. Before you dismiss this review, let me explain. I’ve since deleted my Twitter and FB posts raving about the movie because after reading a review about the dangers […]
Shanell T. Smith
Shanell T. Smith is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is also the Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. Her scholarly interests include Feminist and Womanist Biblical Interpretation, Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament, and the intersections of Postcolonial, African American, and New Testament Studies, particularly with regard to the Book of Revelation. She is the author of The Woman Babylon and the Marks of Empire: Reading Revelation with a Postcolonial Womanist Hermeneutics of Ambiveilence (Fortress Press, 2014). She serves on the Committee for Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession for the Society of Biblical Literature and is a member of the Fund for Theological Exploration’s Mentoring Consortium. Dr. Smith remains dedicated to preparing leaders for ministry in today’s multi-faith world. Her passion for teaching is fueled by her desire to inspire and challenge by bringing together faith and intellect. She continually works to enhance the status of women in the profession, mentor students by helping them recognize, embrace, and capitalize on their potential, and publish works that will further New Testament scholarship by inciting others to engage.