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The Parables of Jesus: Jewish Stories, Christian (mis)interpretation, Universal Lessons

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Date:
May 10, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bldg. 360, CCSRE Conference Room

Lecture by Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt University). Sponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies.

Jesus told Parables — the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, etc. —  to fellow Jews. Recovering that original setting corrects their frequent anti-Jewish interpretations, provides a grounding for better Jewish/Christian relations, and offers new insight into both ancient and contemporary social relations.

Amy-Jill Levine is E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University.

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