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Elizabeth Evans Shively


Elizabeth Evans Shively
Postal address:
School of Divinity
St Mary's College
South Street
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 462839

Research overview

Dr. Shively takes an eclectic approach to New Testament interpretation by combining traditional historical critical methods, grammatical-historical exegesis, recent interdisciplinary approaches, and theological reflection. Yet her particular interest is in the conceptual power of biblical narratives, especially the gospel narratives. Dr. Shively is currently preparing a monograph entitled The Invention of the Gospel: Genre, Meaning, and Identity (Oxford University Press). In it, she employs the integration of literary, socio-rhetorical, and cognitive theories to offer a new, interdisciplinary model for gospel genre study and analysis; and suggests how gospel genre contributes to the textual construction of early Christian identity. In addition, she is preparing the second edition of the New International Greek Testament Commentary (NIGTC) on The Gospel of Mark (Eerdmans, edited by Todd Still and Mark Goodacre).

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