Who Did They Say He Was? Jesus in Text and Context
Vanderbilt University religious studies professor Amy-Jill Levine speaks about what she calls the "four teachings from Jesus that everybody gets wrong." A live broadcast of the Westminster Town Hall Forum from Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis. The archive of this broadcast is available at http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/31/mpr_news_presents.
Amy-Jill Levine ’78, feminist biblical scholar
The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion, Amy-Jill Levine is known for her ability to create points of contact between Jewish and Christian faith traditions. The founding director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality, Levine’s numerous publications address Christian origins, Second-Temple Judaism, Jewish-Christian relations, and biblical women. Her most recent book, The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, is a best-seller. She is also the editor of the 14-volume series Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings, and has served on the boards of the Journal of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. A highly sought speaker, Levine is known for her effective blend of historical and literary criticism, inclusiveness of beliefs and backgrounds, and timely humor in her presentations. She was awarded the Smith College Medal in 2007.