Theologian presents Jesus’ Parables in Jewish contexts April 16, 2013 Murdoch University will host a series of free public lectures by a visiting Jewish Theologian in August. American Professor of New Testament Studies Amy-Jill Levine will present Jesus’ Parables in Jewish contexts. Professor Levine, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, is a member of an Orthodox Jewish Synagogue but describes herself as ‘quite unorthodox’. Murdoch University Professor of Church History and Chair of the International Theologian Program Rowan Strong said he was delighted for the Theology Program to host Professor Levine as its International Theologian for 2013. “Professor Levine is a leading international expert in the New Testament,” Professor Strong said. “She will offer a different perspective out of her own Jewishness and as a woman who has been at the forefront of New Testament studies in the United States. “It is rare to have a non-Christian examining the sacred text of Christians. “She will present some real challenges to our received understandings of Christianity.” The public lectures will be held at the Brian Hill Lecture Theatre over three consecutive Tuesday evenings in August, from 6.30pm to 8pm. Hearing the Parables: Pearls of Great Price, Pharisees and Publicans, and a Lot of Leaven will be held on August 6. Dangers on the Road to Jericho (Luke 10. 25-37) will be on August 13. The Provocation of the Prodigal (Luke 15. 11-32) will be on August 20. Booking is essential to firstname.lastname@example.org or 9360 6176. For further details, contact Professor Strong on 9360 6470 or R.Strong@murdoch.edu.au. Click here to see an invitation. Print This Post Media contact: Kylie Howard Tel: | Mobile: | Email: email@example.com Categories: General, Events, School of Arts Tags: amy-jill levine, new testament studies, rowan strong, vanderbilt university Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!