“Spanning the gap between modern Jews and Christians.” The New York Times
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine will speak on the topic, “Jesus and Judaism,” on Sunday, October 21, 2012 in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of New Bern, at 2:00 pm.
Dr. Levine is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Levine has been awarded research grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She describes herself as a “Yankee, Jewish, feminist who teaches Christian ministerial candidates in the buckle of the Bible Belt.”
The author, editor and co-editor of many books, including The Jewish Annotated New Testament and The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, Dr. Levine “offers great, even humorous, insight into Jewish-Christian relations by seeking to understand and affirm Jesus’ Jewishness” (The Kansas City Star).