Category Archives: Amy-Jill Levine

SBL 2010, Amy-Jill Levine

Amy-Jill Levine is a rockstar. That’s my conclusion after hearing her speak for the first time. It was a panel discussing whether faith is incompatible with “objective” historical research in the historical Jesus project. Several evangelical Christian panelists made their … Continue reading

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Parables, the Hebrew Bible, and Yeshua

I am doing some background research for my Yeshua in Context podcast (a new episode will be posted later today). Since I am focusing on the parables of Yeshua at the moment in the podcast, I wanted to look into … Continue reading

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Academic Theories about Yeshua

This is a list I am preparing for the first chapter of Messiah, a book I am working on for next year. I will add a few more examples by the time it is done. I would be glad to … Continue reading

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Musings on Some Academic Portrayals of Jesus

I am working on an upcoming book, Messiah, and enjoying a great deal of reading and some re-reading of academic portraits of Jesus. I appreciate the wide variety of voices trying to get back to who Jesus was. I even … Continue reading

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Amy-Jill Levine Speaks Up for Messianic Jews

This article appeared in the July 14 web page for The Australian Jewish News (ajn.com.au), see article in original setting here. Many thanks to a reader, Glenn, who pointed me to the article. Amy-Jill Levine is a professor at Vanderbilt. … Continue reading

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Musings on Levine, Pt. 8

I am almost finished with Amy-Jill Levine’s The Misunderstood Jew (get it here). It seems that her main purpose in writing is to encourage interfaith dialogue. I think interfaith discussions between Jews and Christians in academia can have value. I … Continue reading

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Musings on Levine, Pt. 7

This is the seventh part in a series of posts about Amy-Jill Levine’s The Misunderstood Jew, by HarperSanFrancisco. Levine is an Orthodox Jewish New Testament scholar. In her fifth chapter, Levine takes on various radical liberal theologies, such as liberation … Continue reading

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