Zachary B. Smith, PhD
Zachary B. Smith, PhD

Zachary B. Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Theology

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • HRS 390
  • THL 110
  • THL 300
  • THL 531

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Philosopher-Monks, Episcopal Aughority, and the Care of the Self: The Apophthegmata Patrum in Fifth-Century Palestine. Instrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia 80 (Turnhout, Bel.: Brepols Publishers, 2018), Brepols Publishers, 2018
  • “Early Monastic Practices of Strategic Speech and Selective Silence to Limit Violence.” In Social Reconciliation in the Catholic Tradition. Ed. Jay Carney and Laurie Johnston. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, forthcoming, Paulist Press

Articles

  • (with Ashley Young). "Jewish Identity and Religious Commitments in the American Midwest: Results of a Limited Study on Interfaith Upbringing." Religion and Globalization. Ed. Ronald A. Simkins and Zachary B. Smith. Journal of Religion & Society Supplement 16 (2018): 202-28, Journal of Religion & Society Supplement Series, 16, 202-28, 2018
  • "Of Firstfruits and Social Fixtures: How Didache 13 Uses Torah to Reform Roman Patronage." Early Christianity 8.2 (2017): 251-68, Early Christianity, 8.2, 251-68, 2017
  • "Monks and Empire: Asceticism and Political (Dis)Engagement in Late Antiquity." Religion and Politics. Ed. Ronald A. Simkins and Zachary B. Smith. Journal of Religion & Society Supplement 14 (2017): 14-27, Journal of Religion & Society Supplement Series, 14, 14-27, 2017
  • "In Memoriam: Memory and Imitation in Augustine and Athanasius." In Augustine in Christian Thought, Life and Practice. Ed. John O’Keefe and Michael Cameron. Journal of Religion & Society Supplement Series 15., Journal of Religion & Society Supplement Series

Presentations

  • "Contextualizing Cassian: A Challenge to Foucault’s View of Obedience in Monasticism." North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2018
  • "Making Spaces for Making Men." "You Are Here" Interdisciplinary Conference, Department of English, Creighton University, 2018
  • "Foucault’s Monks: Reassessing Foucault’s View of Subjectivity and Authority." AAR/SBL Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Regional Meeting, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2018