Kenneth Clark Lecture Series, "Of Bridegrooms and Virgins: Jesus and Jewish Women" with Amy-Jill Levine

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:30pm
0016 Westbrook
Duke Divinity School at

Duke Divinity School will sponsor the second and final lecture in the 2013 Kenneth W. Clark Lecture Series featuring Amy-Jill Levine speaking on "Of Bridegrooms and Virgins: Jesus and Jewish Women."

Levine is the University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Science. She is also an affiliated professor with the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations in  Cambridge, U.K.

The professor holds a B.A. from Smith College, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. Levine also has honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Drury University, and Christian Theological Seminary.

Her recent books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus and The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (co-authored with Douglas Knight). With Marc Brettler, she edited the Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford).

A self-described Yankee Jewish feminist, Levine is a member of Congregation Sherith Israel, an Orthodox Synagogue in Nashville, Tenn.

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