Elizabeth Shively, PhD
Professor of Christian Scriptures
PhD, Emory University
MDiv and ThM, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
BA, The University of the South (Sewanee)
Gospels and Acts
Cognitive Disciplines in the Study of New Testament Narrative
Reuse of Israel's Scripture in New Testament Compositional Practices
Function of New Testament Texts in Christian Identity Formation
Christian Scriptures 3
Christian Scriptures 4
- Cognitive Linguistics and New Testament Narrative: Investigating Methodology through Characterization. Edited with Jan Rüggemeier. Special Issue of Biblical Interpretation 29.4-5 (2021).
- Communication, Pedagogy, and the Gospel of Mark. Edited with Geert Van Oyen. Resources for Biblical Study 83. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016.
- Apocalyptic Imagination in the Gospel of Mark: The Literary and Theological Role of Mark 3:22-30. BZNW 189. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
- The Invention of the Gospel: Genre, Meaning, and Identity. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.
- The Theology of Mark. New Testament Theology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.
- The Gospel of Mark. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, Forthcoming
About Dr. Shively
Elizabeth E. Shively is professor of Christian Scriptures at Truett Seminary. Before coming to Truett, Dr. Shively taught New Testament at the University of St Andrews (Scotland). A trained musician, Dr. Shively's career pivoted after taking a summer Greek course which strengthened a desire to serve the Church. Prior to doctoral studies, she was on the pastoral staff of Park Street Church (Boston). There, she learned to connect biblical interpretation more concretely to life and ministry. Dr Shively's ministerial service prompted her study of the New Testament with a secondary concentration in Homiletics during her doctoral studies, deeply shaping her commitment to research-led teaching in service to the church. At Truett, she is thrilled to help students discover for themselves the wonder, depth, and truth of God's Word, and to make the kind of text-to-life-and-ministry connections that were so meaningful to her.
Dr. Shively is co-creator and editor of the blog website Diegesis in Mind and the accompanying monograph series, Diegesis in Mind: Cognitive Disciplines and Ancient Narrative in Dialogue with Brill/Bonn University Press; and co-editor for the Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism Monograph Series. She is also an elected member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS), and a member of both the Society of Biblical Literature and the Institute of Biblical Research. She sits on the Gospel of Mark steering committee of the SBL, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical Literature. Given her commitment to contribute to the academy, church, and society, Dr. Shively frequently preaches and teaches in churches and conference settings and has contributed to Bible Odyssey, Christianity Today, and Working Preacher.
Dr. Shively and her husband, Todd, live in Waco, Texas, and have two adult children, Evan and Jack. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, singing, running, CrossFit-ting, and trying to improve her golf game.