Amy-Jill Levine: Short Stories by Jesus

The self-described “Yankee Jewish Feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt” Dr. Amy-Jill Levine joins the show to talk Jesus’ Jewishness, the Pope reading her books, The Good Hamas, women in 1st Century Judaism, how to read Jesus’ parables and “Short Stories by Jesus.

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4 thoughts on “Amy-Jill Levine: Short Stories by Jesus”

  1. Dr. Levine is new to me, so, thank you Luke for the introduction! To me, it’s kind of like a mix of Peter Enns and Brian McLaren and their takes on Scripture, historical Jesus, and interfaith dialogue. Does that sound too far off?
    “Any reading (of the text) that works for you, that’s not harmful, let that stay in place. Again, I have no problem with those. I’m just trying to figure out what a first century Jew might have imagined.”
    ~ AJ Levine
    Here are a few video interviews with Dr. Levine:
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/?p=10572 (7 mins.)
    http://youtu.be/1PDyISl7TGc (17 mins.)
    http://youtu.be/QfiA2xFl_Io (52 mins.)

  2. Judy-
    Glad to introduce you to A-J. I found her work to be really insightful. Peter is actually one of the endorsers for A-J’s new book, so I bet he would agree with the comparison. Or Peter was forced to endorse A-J’s book b/c they are both HarperOne authors :).

    Thanks for the links.

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