November
3

November 3

Agreeing to Disagree:

How Jews and Christians Read Scripture Differently

with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

Although Jews and Christians share common books — the Jewish Tanakh and the Christian Old Testament — differences in translation, punctuation, definitions, theology, emphasis and even canonical order all lead to differences in community self-definition. What prompts these differences, and what do they suggest about Jewish and Christian priorities?

Join us as we see how and why Jews and Christians have disagreed over biblical interpretation in the past, and how, with knowledge of history and theology, we can today better appreciate each other’s interpretations.

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Department of Jewish Studies, is a self-described Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches biblical studies in Nashville, the buckle of the Bible Belt. Her most recent book, coauthored with Marc Z. Brettler, is The Bible With and Without Jesus.

The Creation

(Genesis 1–3)

Do the first three chapters of Genesis affirm monotheism or describe the Trinity? Is creation egalitarian or hierarchical? Do Adam and Eve face original sin, or original opportunity?

Tuesday, November 3
 | 
6:00 pm
 | 
Free
Free

A virtual series

Co-Presented with Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Sponsored by Barbara Ritchin.

Watch our Jesus and the Jews Lecture from spring 2020

Read. Prof. Levine’s biography  

Interview with Prof. Levine from US Catholic Magazine

We are happy to offer these webinars free of charge in these challenging times and hope you enjoy them. Any contribution to support our efforts is appreciated.

Tuesday, November 3
 | 
6:00 pm
Free
Free

Do the first three chapters of Genesis affirm monotheism or describe the Trinity? Is creation egalitarian or hierarchical? Do Adam and Eve face original sin, or original opportunity?

A virtual series

Co-Presented with Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Sponsored by Barbara Ritchin.

Watch our Jesus and the Jews Lecture from spring 2020

Read. Prof. Levine’s biography  

Interview with Prof. Levine from US Catholic Magazine

We are happy to offer these webinars free of charge in these challenging times and hope you enjoy them. Any contribution to support our efforts is appreciated.

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