â€œJesus and Judaism: The Connection Still Mattersâ€?, presented by Amy Jill Levine, sponsored by The Center for Jewish Studies at Sabes Jewish Community Center, Jan. 29, 2009 at 7:00 P.M.
"Jesus and Judaism: The Connection Still Matters"
THE CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES
Jesus and Judaism: The Connection Still Matters
Amy Jill Levine
Jan. 29, 2009 7:00 P.M.
Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
St Louis Park, MN
Jesus of Nazareth followed the Torah of Moses, found inspiration in the Prophets of Israel, and offered a teaching that some Jewish men and women found compelling. Yet too often Christians and Jews incorrectly regard Jesus as rejecting Judaism. Understanding Jesus in his Jewish context brings new meaning to his parables, his politics, and his piety, and it offers as well a new path for Jewish-Christian relations
Amy Jill Levine is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University. Her publications include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, the edited collection The Historical Jesus in Context, and the 14-volumn series Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writing. Her New Testament courses are featured on DVD/CD by the Teaching Company. A self-described â€˜Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Protestant divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt,â€? Levine combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies.
This Event is Open to the Public
Lecture Series made possible by ROBERT AND JANET SABES, SABES
This Event is Co-Sponsored by Sabes JCC, Jewish Community Relations of Minnesota & the Dakotas, Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning
There is a nominal charge for this lecture of $3 members of the JCC, $5 non-members
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