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How Jews and Christians Read Scripture Differently…
November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
How Jews and Christians Read Scripture Differently... And Why it Matters Presented by Professor Amy-Jill Levine - University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences
Although Jews and Christians share common books – the Jewish Tanakh and the Christian Old Testament – we read our shared stories in distinct ways. The variations in translation, punctuation, definitions, theology, emphasis, and even canonical order all lead to differences in community self-definition. What prompts these differences, and what do they suggest about Jewish and Christian priorities and relations? Join one of the most dynamic and in-demand scholars in grappling with these crucial issues.
Professor Amy-Jill Levine is a self-described Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches New Testament in Nashville, Tennessee, the buckle of the Bible Belt.
Holding her B.A. from Smith College, and 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.
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 (with Douglas Knight); The New Testament, Methods and Meanings (with Warren Carter), and Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, and many others.
There is no charge for this event, however preregistration is recommended at www.foundjs.org.
- November 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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