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Reassessing Jewish-Christian Relations: Scripture, Polemic, and Salvation

WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 8:00 PM.
WHERE: Peterson Hall at UCSD.

The speaker is Amy-Jill Levine, Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

Amy-Jill Levine is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies and Director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, she was the Sara Lawrence Lightfoot Assoc. Professor of Religion at Swarthmore College. Holding a B.A. in English and Religion from Smith College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University, Levine has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Her numerous books and articles address such topics as Christian origins, formative Judaism, and the "Historical Jesus." Her recent projects include editing a twelve-volume series, the Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Literature, for Sheffield University Press, a study of the Old Testament Apocrypha for Harvard University Press, and a commentary on the Greek Book of Esther for E. J. Brill. A self-described "Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Protestant seminary in the buckle of the Bible Belt," Levine conjoins historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to exposing and expunging anti-Jewish, sexist, and heterosexist theologies.

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