Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Amy-Jill Levine delivers Clark Lectures at Duke

The Kenneth Clark lectures are an annual highlight of the Duke calendar.  This year, Amy-Jill Levine is the Clark lecturer, and the series kicks off today:

Kenneth W. Clark Lectures 2013:

Guest Speaker: Amy-Jill Levine

Amy-Jill Levine is 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 Divinity School and College of Arts and Science; she is also Affiliated Professor, Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge U.K. Holding a B.A. from Smith College, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University, she 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, Professor Levine is a member of Congregation Sherith Israel, an Orthodox Synagogue in Nashville, Tenn., although she is often quite unorthodox.


Lecture 1
“’I didn't mean to sound anti-Jewish': Historical ignorance, cultural stereotype, and New Testament interpretation”
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
0016 Westbrook, Duke Divinity School

Lecture 2
"Of Bridegrooms and Virgins: Jesus and Jewish Women"
Thursday, February 21, 2013
12:20 – 1:30 p.m.
0016 Westbrook, Duke Divinity School


Peter Knezevich said...

She was the Theologian in Residence at Coral Gables Congregational Church where she gave 5.5 hours of lecture and preached. She is amazing and the lectures and sermon were transforming.

Trevor said...

I'm assuming the lectures will be recorded; do you know if aliens, exiles and internet denizens will be able to hear/watch them somehow?

Mark Goodacre said...

We are all looking forward to A.-J.'s talks here, Peter!

Dale Allison's were recorded and are still available but I don't think subsequent ones have been recorded and released so I'll check up on that.

Yahnatan said...

I too would love to hear recordings. If that fails, at least a high-level summary of the talks would be of great benefit!

lightseeker said...

I'm also interested in hearing/viewing recordings of Dr. Levine's lectures will be available -- both sound like great topics!

Thanks, Mark.