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Jack Daniels

Teaching and Learning Librarian, Instructor in Religion


Research, Professional and Creative Activity


Forthcoming. “Gossip” in The Ancient Mediterranean Social World: A Sourcebook, Zeba Crook (Ed.), Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

“Engendering Gossip in Galatians 2:11-14: The Social Dynamics of Honor, Shame, Performance, and Gossip,” Biblical Theology Bulletin Vol 47, Issue 3, 2017.

“Gossip in the New Testament,” Bible Odyssey, Society of Biblical Literature, December 2015, Online:

Gossiping Jesus: The Oral Processing of Jesis in John's Gospel, Pickwick Publications, 2013.

"Readers Guide - Gossip in the New Testament," Biblical Theology Bulletin Vol 42, Issue 4, 2012.

"Gossip in John's Gospel and the Social Processing of Jesus's Identity," Journal of Early Christian History Vol 1, Issue 2, 2011.

Professional Conferences:

The Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2018.

NEFLIN Technology Conference, June, 2017.

The Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2015.

Association of College & Research Libraries. Information Literacy Immersion, Intentional Teaching Track, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, November 2009.

ACRL, Information Literacy Immersion, Teacher Track, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 2007.

ACRL, Information Literacy Immersion, Program Track, University of Houston, Texas, 2006.


New Testament Society of South Africa

Society of Biblical Literature

Catholic Biblical Association

Association of College & Research Libraries


Professional Profile

 Jack received the degree of Doctor of Theology (DTh) in New Testament from the University of South Africa, both the ThM and MA in Theology from Columbia Theological Seminary, an MS in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University, and his BA in Philosophy-Religion from Flagler College. 

As a librarian, Professor Daniels is particularly interested in the intersection between Teaching & Learning and Youth Culture. As a biblical scholar, Daniels specializes in reading the Judeo-Christian scriptures through the lenses of the social sciences and cultural anthropology. 

Teaching and Related Service

Courses taught:

  •    Library Research
  •    Religions of the World
  •    Introduction to the Old Testament
  •    Introduction to the New Testament
  •    New Testament Greek Grammar and Exegesis
  •    The Four Gospels
  •    The Letters of Paul
  •    Jesus the Christ
  •    Jewish Wisdom Literature
  •    Introduction to Philosophy 

More Information

Along with playing guitar, cycling, and running, Jack enjoys surfing in the Mother Ocean with his wife, Marcia.