Amy-Jill Levine to discuss Jesus' parables in March 11 lecture at American Bible Society

In the fourth installment of "The Living Word" lecture series, New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine will present "Jesus’ Parables: Jewish Stories, Christian Interpretations, Universal Lessons."

The event will take place Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the American Bible Society in New York.

Advertisement

RSVP to [email protected]

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 Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. She is also Affiliated Professor, Woolf Institute: Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge, UK. Her most most recent book is Short Stories by Jesus: the Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. A self-described "Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt," Professor Levine combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies.

The Living Word: Scripture in the Life of the Church” is America's a two-year, multi-platform project in collaboration with the American Bible Society aimed at promoting deeper engagement with the Bible. 

Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.

Advertisement

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

If we, the people, are ourselves responsible for the good of the state, then we have the same obligations that a medieval monarch once had.
Terrance KleinOctober 18, 2017
Poet Kim Bridgford hopes to publish an essay on every woman poet who has ever lived through the Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline, which she edits.
Colleen DulleOctober 18, 2017
The Catholic Church in the United States is being transformed by its black and brown parishioners, whose numbers and voices are rising.
Mary C. CurtisOctober 18, 2017
Pope Francis prayed for the victims of a terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, that left hundreds dead and countless wounded in one of the deadliest attacks in the country's history.