Book Talk with Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler - April 6

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April 6, 2021
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Ancient History, Religious Studies and Theology, Middle East History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Classical Studies

Greetings from the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies at Boston University, 

We are pleased to welcome Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbuilt) and Marc Zvi Brettler (Duke) as the next speakers at the Book at the Center series. Join these widely-renowned scholars for a live conversation about their latest book on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 12 PM EDT over Zoom. 

Attendees will be able to ask questions and learn from the authors first-hand about the research that informs The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently, published by HarperCollins in 2020. Don’t miss the opportunity to be in conversation with these scholars, who have decades of experience in interpreting and teaching Biblical texts. 

Be a part of the conversation by reserving your place and please help spread the word by sharing this message with students and colleagues. 

Date: Tuesday, April 6
Time: 12 PM EDT
Location: Zoom (register to receive link)
About the Speakers: 
Amy-Jill Levine is Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbuilt University, and Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School. She has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Association for Jewish Studies. She has given over 500 lectures on the Bible, Christian-Jewish relations, and religion, gender, and sexuality across the globe. Her books include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus and Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. 

Marc Brettler is a member of the American Academy for Jewish Research and the Society of Biblical Literature, and is now the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University. He has published and lectured widely on metaphor and the Bible, the nature of biblical historical texts, and gender issues and the Bible. He is co-editor of the Jewish Study Bible that won a National Jewish Book Award and was called “a masterpiece” in a review in the Times Literary Supplement

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About the Series:
The Spring 2021 Books at the Center series features live talks with authors of important new works in Jewish and Israel Studies. The Books at the Center series is funded in part by the Leon and Alice F. Newton Family Lecture Fund.
Books at the Center Upcoming Talks:
April 22, 2021 (2pm EDT)
Mustafa Kabha and Nahum Karlinsky on 
The Lost Orchard: The Palestinian-Arab Citrus Industry, 1850-1950 (Syracuse University Press, 2021)
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Hope you can join in the conversation about new works in Jewish and Israel Studies. Reserve your place today for the talk on 4/6 or for the full Books at the Center series on EventBrite.
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Staff of the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies

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Boston University College of Arts & Sciences
Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies
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