University of Evansville


The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series and
Temple Adath B'nai Israel present

Jesus, Judaism and Christianity
with Scholar-in-Residence

Amy-Jill Levine

Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies
Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences

Amy-Jill Levine

Educated at Smith College, B.A., and Duke University, M.A. and Ph.D., Levine holds honorary doctorates from Drury University, the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, and the University of South Carolina-Upstate, and has been the recipient of numerous prestigious grants. Her most recent books include The Jewish Annotated New Testament, co-edited with Mark Brettler, and The Meaning of the Bible, co-authored with Douglas Knight.

Levine's research interests are in biblical studies, the Gospels and Acts as well as the study of Jesus within his Jewish context; in practical theology, Levine is interested not only in what the Bible meant in its original context, but in how it is interpreted by communities today. She combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies.

She describes herself as a "Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt."

The public is invited to all events on Friday and Sunday.

Friday, October 18
3:30 p.m. pre-lecture reception
4:00 p.m. Public Lecture
Jesus and Judaism
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall Room 251

Saturday, October 19
Conversation with Amy-Jill Levine
Reserved for the Temple Adath B'nai Israel Congregation

Sunday, October 20
10:30 a.m. University Convocation
How to Hear a Parable: The Good Samaritan
Neu Chapel, University of Evansville
2:00 p.m. Public Lecture
Agreeing to Disagree: How Jews and Christians Read Scripture Differently
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall Room 251

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