The New Testament and Jewish-Christian Relations
Presented by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
Dinner: 5:30pm (reservations required), $5.00 adults, $3.00 children. Please call Marti Lawson at the church office, 615.255.7729, for reservations. Dinner reservations are required by 4pm on Monday each week.
Program: 6:30 - 7:30pm
During this four week series, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine will look at the many misconceptions that Jews and Christians continue to hold regarding the the relationship of the New Testament to its Jewish context. By looking at major parts of the New Testament, the Christmas Story, the Sermon on the Mount, the Passion Narrative, the Letters of Paul, and the Epistle to the Hebrews, Dr. Levine will show how and why the followers of Jesus of Nazareth dialogued with, debated, and sometimes defamed their fellow Jews. By doing the historical work, Jews and Christians will discover that both have much to celebrate in terms of what they hold in common and in areas where they differ.
Dr. 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 University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. She received her B.A. from Smith College, her M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. In 2011, Professor Levine became Affiliated Professor at the Woolf Institute: Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge, UK. She is a prolific scholar known for the depth of her knowledge and her entertaining delivery.