Dr. Shelly Matthews

Contact Information: 864.294.3741 l shelly.matthews@furman.edu


Th.D. Harvard Divinity School  

M.Div. Boston University School of Theology  

B.A. University of North Dakota


New Testament  

Christian Origins 


Perfect Martyr:  The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity (Oxford University Press, 2010)

First Converts: Rich Pagan Women and the Rhetoric of Mission in Early Judaism and Christianity (Stanford University Press, 2001)

Edited Volumes:

Violence in the New Testament (with E. Leigh Gibson; Continuum, 2005)

Walk in the Ways of Wisdom (with Cynthia Kittredge and Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, 2004)

Other Professional Links:

Editorial Board, Journal of Biblical Literature  

Jesus Seminar & Westar Institute Fellow

General Interests:

Food, Wine, Gardens, and Travel

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