Kenneth Clark Lecture Series, “’I didn't mean to sound anti-Jewish': Historical Ignorance, Cultural Stereotype, and New Testament Interpretation” with Amy-Jill Levine
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Duke Divinity School will sponsor the 2013 Kenneth W. Clark Lecture Series featuring Amy-Jill Levine, 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.
Levine will present two lectures. The first lecture, “’I didn't mean to sound anti-Jewish': Historical Ignorance, Cultural Stereotype, and New Testament Interpretation,” will be held Feb. 20 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. The second and final lecture, "Of Bridegrooms and Virgins: Jesus and Jewish Women," will be Feb. 21 from 12:20 to 1:30 p.m. Both lectures will be in 0016 Westbrook Building of the Divinity School.
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.
"The Child in the Temple: Luke 2:41-52 and Children's Religious Life in the Roman Empire" Lecture with Faculty Candidate Sharon Betsworth
Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "The Child in the Temple: Luke 2:41-52 and Children's Religious Life in the Roman Empire" by New Testament faculty candidate Sharon Betsworth, director of the Wimberly School of Religion and associate professor of New Testament, Replogle Endowed Chair, at Oklahoma City University.
The lecture will examine a perspective often missing from discussions about this Biblical passage: the role of children in Roman and Greek religious life in the Roman Empire.
"Translating for Jesus: Philip and Andrew in John 12:20-22" Lecture with Faculty Candidate Clayton Croy
Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "Translating for Jesus: Philip and Andrew in John 12:20-22" by New Testament faculty candidate Clayton Croy, professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.
The lecture will focus on biblical verses John12:20-22 in which apostles Philip and Andrew broker a meeting between Jesus and the Greeks visiting Jerusalem for a festival. Some evidence suggests that these two disciples may a have been functioning as translators as well as intermediaries.
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Duke Divinity School will hold a faculty and staff farewell reception for Emmanuel Katongole, associate professor of theology and world Christianity at the school, who will be leaving to take a position at the University of Notre Dame.
Register to Sharon Smith by Nov. 9.
Alumni Memorial Common Room
The Dean's Office of Duke Divinity School will host a reception for faculty and staff to welcome Luke Powery, the new dean of Duke Chapel and associate professor of the practice of homiletics at the school.
There will be refreshments.
Register to attend by Wed., Oct 10.
Alumni Memorial Common Room
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Duke Divinity School faculty, staff, and students are invited to a farewell reception for Professors Jo Bailey and Sam Wells in appreciation for the many contributions they have made to the life of the Divinity School community.
Dean Richard Hays and Dr. Judith C. Hays will host the reception for the couple, who will return to England after being at Duke since 2005 for Sam Wells to become the vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London.
Jo Bailey Wells, associate professor of the practice of Christian ministry and bible and also director of Anglican Studies at the Divinity School, founded the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies. She will continue in priestly ministry and seek a new post in London. Sam Wells is the dean of Duke Chapel and a research professor of Christian ethics at the Divinity School.
Duke Chapel also will hold a public sendoff celebration for the Wells’ family May 6 from noon to 2 p.m. at the chapel. That event will begin immediately after the regular Sunday worship service. It will feature food, beverages, and a program in the chapel nave.
“Still in Saigon?: Movies, Ministry and Moving On” with Justin Lewis-Anthony, AEHS Director Candidate
Justin Lewis-Anthony, a candidate for the position of director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School, will present a public lecture, “Still in Saigon?: Movies, Ministry and Moving On.”
Lewis-Anthony is the rector of St Stephen’s Church, Canterbury, U.K., and the former precentor of Christ Church, Oxford, U.K. He is the author of "If You Meet George Herbert on the Road, Kill Him: Radically Re-thinking Priestly Ministry" published by Continuum International.
Educated at the London School of Economics and Oxford University, Lewis-Anthony has been ordained for 20 years.
Beth Sheppard, a candidate for the position of director of the Duke Divinity School Library and the director of the United Library at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, will present a public lecture on “The World Could Not Contain the Books: A Theology of Theological Librarianship.”
A Ph.D. graduate of the University of Sheffield where she focused on the Gospel of John, Sheppard also holds a library science degree from Emporia State. She continues to research in both fields and her work frequently appears in Theological Librarianship. Her forthcoming book, The Craft of History and the Study of the New Testament, will be available from Scholars Press in November 2012.
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Representatives from the South Carolina UMC Conference will sponsor a lunch for students interested in learning more about the conference.
Register to Debra Woodell.