Agreeing to Disagree: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Scripture Differently

June 9, 2022
from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM



Don't miss the chance to hear Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, an internationally acclaimed scholar and sought-after speaker, talk about how Jews and Christians can read the same scripture in a completely different way.

This event, which will be held at Beth El Temple at 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT, is free, in-person-only, and open to the public. Registration is requested.

Dr. Levine, Emerita Professor at Vanderbilt University, was named the Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (formerly Hartford Seminary) in 2021. This is the inaugural Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professorship Lecture.

Professor Levine has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. In Spring 2019 she was the first Jew to teach New Testament at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute; in 2021, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Association for Jewish Studies. She served as Alexander Robertson Fellow (University of Glasgow), and the Catholic Biblical Association Scholar to the Philippines. She has given over 500 lectures on the Bible, Christian-Jewish relations, and Religion, Gender, and Sexuality across the globe.

Her books include, among many others, The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus; Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial RabbiThe Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (with Douglas Knight); The New Testament, Methods and Meanings (with Warren Carter); and The Gospel of Luke (with Ben Witherington III; the first full-length biblical commentary co-authored by a Jew and an Evangelical).


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