Julie M. Smith

Julie M. Smith graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in English and from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, with an MA in Biblical Studies. She is on the executive board of the Mormon Theology Seminar.

Julie is married to Derrick Smith; they live near Austin, Texas, where she homeschools their three children. She also blogs for Times & Seasons (www.timesandseasons.org), where she is the book review editor.


Editor of and contributor to Apocalypse: Reading Revelation 21-22, forthcoming from Maxwell Institute, 2014. Link: http://www.mormontheologyseminar.org/portfolio-item/apocalypse-reading-revelation-21-22/

“Paradoxes in Paradise,” essay in Fleeing the Garden: Reading Genesis 2-3, forthcoming from Maxwell Institute, 2014. Link: http://www.mormontheologyseminar.org/portfolio-item/fleeing-the-garden-genesis-2-3/

“‘The Lord . . . Bringeth Low, and Lifteth Up’: Hannah, Eli, and the Temple,” essay in Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise and Worship in the Old Testament: The 42nd Annual Sydney B. Sperry Symposium, Deseret Book Company and Religious Studies Center, 2013. Link: http://rsc.byu.edu/recent-books/ascending-mountain-lord

“‘She Hath Wrought a Good Work’: The Anointing of Jesus in Mark’s Gospel,” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity, 2013.

“‘I Will Sing to the Lord’: Women’s Songs in the Scriptures,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, 2012. Link: https://www.dialoguejournal.com/store/premium-digital-articles-2/premium-digital-articles-vol-45-num-3-fall-2012/

“Breaking New Ground,” book review of Grant Hardy’s Understanding the Book of Mormon in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, 2011. Link: http://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V44N01_510.pdf

“So Shall My Word Be: Reading Alma 32 through Isaiah 55,” An Experiment on the Word: Reading Alma 32, Salt Press, 2011. Link: http://www.mormontheologyseminar.org/portfolio-item/an-experiment-on-the-word-reading-alma-32/

“Mormons and Scripture,” Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO, 2010. Link: http://www.amazon.com/Mormonism-Historical-Encyclopedia-Paul-Reeve-ebook/dp/B004LLI3YY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387670018&sr=8-1&keywords=Mormonism%3A+A+Historical+Encyclopedia

“Pointing Our Souls to Him: Lessons from Leviticus,” Studies in the Bible and Antiquity, 2009. Link: http://publications.maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/fullscreen/?pub=1468&index=5

“Why These Women in Jesus’ Genealogy?” Segullah: Writings by Latter-day Saint Women, 2008. Link: http://segullah.org/spring2008/whythesewomen.php

“‘Written, That Ye Might Believe’: Literary Features of the Gospels,” The Religious Educator, 2004. Link: https://ojs.lib.byu.edu/spc/index.php/RelEd/article/viewFile/2015/1951

Search, Ponder, and Pray: A Guide to the Gospels, self-published. Link: http://www.amazon.com/Search-Ponder-Pray-Guide-Gospels/dp/0595299180/ref=sr_1_3_bnp_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1387669958&sr=8-3&keywords=search%2C+ponder%2C+and+pray