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Jesus and Judaism: Why the Connection Matters

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5 Adar 5781

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jesus and Judaism: Why the Connection Matters
With Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies; Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies; Professor of New Testament Studies, Divinity School and College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University

Jesus of Nazareth is often seen as rejecting a Judaism incorrectly characterized as legalistic, misogynistic, vengeful, and xenophobic. Understanding Jesus in his Jewish context corrects false stereotypes, brings new meaning to his parables, politics, and piety, and it offers a new path for Jewish-Christian relations.  

Back by popular demand, join us as we welcome internationally renowned scholar and teacher, Dr. Levine to our community again!

THIS PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE AND ALL REGISTRANTS WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK PRIOR TO THE EVENT. LECTURE IS FREE OF CHARGE.



Amy-Jill Levine (“AJ”) is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences

An internationally renowned scholar and teacher, she is the author of numerous books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus; Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi; four children’s books (with Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso); The Gospel of Luke (with Ben Witherington III); and The Jewish Annotated New Testament (co-edited with Marc Brettler).  In 2020 she published The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently (with Marc Brettler) and Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven. 

AJ, the first Jew to teach New Testament at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute, describes herself as an unorthodox member of an Orthodox synagogue and a Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches New Testament in a Christian divinity school in the Buckle of the Bible Belt. 

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