4.99: Is it BCE and CE, or BC and AD?

Co-hosts speak with Shively Smith, professor at Boston University, asking, "Is it BCE and CE, or BC and AD?"

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In this episode, Prof. Kathryn Schifferdecker and Katie Langston gather to answer the listener submitted questions.

Guest, Shively Smith, is the Assistant Professor of New Testament at Boston University School of Theology and Affiliate faculty for the PhD Concentration in Homiletics. She is also Resident Scholar and an itinerant elder at the historic Metropolitan AME Church of Washington DC.

Show notes

Biblical books and passages mentioned

  • Exodus
  • Deuteronomy 6:4-9
  • Matthew
  • Hebrews

Topics, themes and figures mentioned

  • BCE: before the common era
  • CE: common era
  • BC: before Christ
  • AD: Latin: “Anno Domini,” “in the year of the Lord”
  • Shema
  • Patriarch
  • Matriarch
  • Passover
  • Sinai
  • Covenant
  • Remembrance
  • The Law/Torah
  • Eschatological Anticipation
  • Sabbath
  • Howard Thurman

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Today's Episode Hosted By

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Katie Langston

Katie Langston

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Shively Smith

Featuring:

Shively Smith

Shively Smith

Shively Smith is the Assistant Professor of New Testament at Boston University School of Theology and Affiliate faculty for the PhD Concentration in Homiletics. She is also Resident Scholar and an itinerant elder at the historic Metropolitan AME Church of Washington DC.

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Hosted By:

Kathryn M. Schifferdecker

Kathryn M. Schifferdecker

Kathryn M Schifferdecker came to Luther Seminary as an assistant professor of Old Testament in 2006. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2001, Schifferdecker was associate pastor for five years at Trinity Lutheran Church, Arkdale, Wisc., before coming to Luther. Schifferdecker is a frequent contributor to workingpreacher.org, Word & World and the author of Out of the Whirlwind: Creation Theology in the Book of Job (Harvard University Press, 2008). She is currently writing a commentary on the book of Esther.

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Katie Langston

Katie Langston

Katie Langston is a doubter by nature and a believer by grace. She grew up Mormon in a small Utah town and still isn't sure she fits in anywhere sophisticated enough to have a Target. She's the author of Sealed: An Unexpected Journey into the Heart of Grace, an acclaimed spiritual memoir about her conversion to orthodox Christianity. Katie works as the director of digital strategy for Luther Seminary's innovation team, where she oversees digital projects aimed at cultivating vibrant Christian spirituality in a post-modern, post-Christian cultural context.

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