2008-09 Program
Program Details
History of Interface

Special Program:
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
3 - 5pm
(includes refreshments)

Pre-Recorded Video Presentation:
Jesus & Judaism: Why the Connection Still Matters
Dr. Amy Jill Levine
Discussion afterwards facilitated by Rev. Bruce MacKenzie

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Davis Media Center, 3700 Baseline Road, Boulder, Colorado 80303

About the Presentation:
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, a Jewish woman and scholar of Christian Biblical literature, lectures, entertains and inspires from her “Yankee Jewish Feminist” bully pulpit, about her passion – Trying to get Jews and Christians together to have an interfaith dialogue and why this is important to our time. Her message is very thought- provoking and engaging.   A Vanderbilt University Divinity School Professor and Scholar, Ms. Levine speaks about why the connection between Jesus and Judaism matters in our world today.  Come and see what you get inspired to think and do from hearing her words. A discussion after the video presentation will be facilitated by Rev. Bruce MacKenzie.  
About the Presenter:
Amy-Jill Levine, is an E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Department of Religious Studies, and Graduate Department of Religion. Holding a B.A. from Smith College, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University, and an honorary Doctor of Ministry from the University of Richmond, Levine has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

She has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Association for Jewish Studies. Her most recent publications include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (Harper SanFrancisco, 2006), the edited collection, The Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton University Press, 2006) and the fourteen-volume series, Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings (Continuum). She has recorded "Introduction to the Old Testament," "Great Figures of the Old Testament," and "Great Figures of the New Testament" for the Teaching Company.

A self-described "Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Protestant divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt," Levine combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humor with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies.

Bruce MacKenzie: Bruce is a native Californian, a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley. Ordained in 1953, he retired in 1997 after 27 years as Minister of The First Congregational Church UCC, Boulder. He and his wife Jeanette have 3 sons and 1 daughter, 5 grandchildren. Bruce is active on the Board of the United Nations Association of Boulder County, the Board of Historic Boulder, League of Women Voters, Torch Club, Great Decisions, and serves as a volunteer chaplain at Boulder Community Hospital. One year he was honored as a Pace Setter by the Daily Camera for Community Service. Last month he was honored as Volunteer of the Year by Boulder Community Hospital for 35 years as a volunteer chaplain.

Additional Resources:

Amy-Jill Levine's vita

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