March 6, 2013
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine will give a lecture on “Jesus, Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations” at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Yockey Family Community Room in the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave.
She will be speaking as part of Morningside’s annual Goldstein Lecture series. She also will conduct a breakfast workshop for clergy and educators on avoiding anti-Jewish language in preaching and teaching at 9 a.m. Friday, March 22, at Grace United Methodist Church, 1735 Morningside Ave. Both events are free and open to the public.
Levine is 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 University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences in Nashville, Tenn.
She has edited “The Jewish Annotated New Testament” with Marc Brettler of Brandeis University and has written, with her Vanderbilt colleague Douglas Knight, “The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us.” Her books also include “The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus.”
The Goldstein Lecture is sponsored by the religious studies department at Morningside College, the Jewish Federation of Sioux City and Congregation Beth Shalom. It is made possible through a permanent endowment provided by the Harold and Bernice Goldstein Foundation.