"Misunderstanding Judaism Means Misunderstanding Jesus: Where Christian Preaching Goes Wrong, and How to Make it Right."
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
Join us April 25, 2017
Location: Student Life and Technology Center, Worsham Performance Hall
Cost includes lunch in the Hendrix Dining Hall.
*Five scholarships are available from each district. Talk with the District Superintendent about the scholarships.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science; she is also Affiliated
Professor, Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge UK. Her books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and
the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus; The Meaning
of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can
Teach Us (co-authored with Douglas Knight); The New Testament,
Methods and Meanings (co-authored with Warren Carter), and the thirteen-volume edited Feminist Companions to the New Testament
and Early Christian Writing. Her most recent volume is Short
Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. Dr. Levine is also the co-editor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament. Holding the B.A. from Smith College, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University, she has honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond, the Episcopal
Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Drury University, Christian Theological Seminary, and Franklin College. A self-described Yankee Jewish feminist, Professor Levine is a member of Congregation Sherith Israel, an Orthodox Synagogue in Nashville,
although she is often quite unorthodox.
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Conway, AR 72032
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For more information contact: Lori Mulhearn
Assistant to the Chaplain
1600 Washington Ave.
Conway, Arkansas 72032