Sherman Lectures 2015 - Amy-Jill Levine: "Jesus in his Jewish Context: The Importance of Recovering History"
|27 April 2015
|17:15 - 19:00
|What is it:
|School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Jesus and his first followers were Jews, thoroughly grounded in Jewish Scripture, Jewish ethics and theology, and Jewish hopes. To understand the New Testament materials is thus to recover part of Jewish history. This presentation explores how knowledge of this common history not only became lost, but how Christian interpretation began to bear false witness against Jesus’ Jewish context by characterizing it as legalistic, elitist, obsessed with ritual purity, misogynistic, vengeful, and xenophobic. It then shows how the Gospels themselves can be used to
correct these false and noxious stereotypes.
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Samuel Alexander Lecture Theatre
Samuel Alexander Building