Beth Sheppard

Director, Divinity Library; Associate Professor of the Practice of Theological Bibliography
Divinity School Library

Duke Divinity School
Duke University
407 Chapel Drive
Duke Box #90968
Durham, NC 27708-0968
(919) 660-3452
Curriculum Vitae: 
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A.B., Albright College
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
M.A.R., Iliff School of Theology
M.L.S., Emporia State University
Ph.D., University of Sheffield

Professor Sheppard’s research interests include not only library administration and practice, but also the Fourth Gospel. She is particularly intrigued about the everyday life for early Christians. Her dual research agenda is reflected in the diversity of the journals in which her recent articles have appeared, including Theological Librarianship and Sapientia Logos. She is the author of The Craft of History for the Study of the New Testament (SBL 2012). Prior to coming to Duke, Sheppard directed the library and taught New Testament courses at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Although a United Methodist layperson, Sheppard has pastored in rural United Methodist congregations and continues to preach and teach in church settings. Her orientation toward service is also present in her work in the academy, where she is a member of the editorial team for the European Studies on Christian Origins series published by Continuum.

Selected Publications