Monday, 16 May 2011

Rabbi Tann Memorial Lecture 2011 - Jesus & Judaism - Why the Connection Matters

One certainly worth putting in the diary..........

I was introduced to Levine's work last year by Rabbi Debbie Young- Somers and love her engaging style and challenging dialogical approach

Prof. Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, will deliver the 3rd Annual Rabbi Tann Memorial Lecture on Thursday 2 June 2011 at 5pm University of Birmingham in European Research Institute Room G51 followed by a Drinks Reception. Her books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. A self-described Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt, Professor Levine combines historical-critical rigour, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humour with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies.

For information contact Charlotte Hempel at or Isabel Wollaston

An earlier posting on Prof Levine can be found here

Check out a short interview with Prof Levine below