JESUS AS JEWISH STORYTELLER
By Loretta FULTON
Amy-Jill Levine, a Jewish New Testament scholar from Vanderbilt University, will be guest speaker for the Carmichael-Walling Lectures at Abilene Christian University Nov. 14.
She will speak at 4 and 7:15 p.m. Both lectures will be in Room 114 of the Biblical Studies Building and are free and open to the public. Theme of the lectures is “A Fresh Look at Jesus the Jewish Storyteller.” The lectures are sponsored by ACU’s Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts.
The 4 p.m. talk and workshop will be on “Understanding Jesus Means Understanding Judaism.” The 7:15 p.m. talk will be on “Hearing the Parables through Jewish Ears: Sheep, Coins, Prodigals, and Samaritans.”
Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Nary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science. She also is affiliated with the Woolf Institute at Cambridge University.
Among her books are “The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus” and “Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi.”