Amy-Jill Levine

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Amy-Jill Levine is 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.

Biography[edit]

Levine completed her undergraduate work at Smith College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and held honors in both Religion and English.[1] She got her doctorate from Duke University.[1]

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 (HarperSanFrancisco, 2006), the edited collection, The Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton University Press, 2006) and the fourteen-volume Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings (Continuum).

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 antisemitic, sexist, and homophobic theologies."[2] She is a member of an Orthodox Jewish synagogue.[3]

Levine has produced lectures on the Old Testament and "Great Figures of the New Testament" for The Teaching Company. [4]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Amy-Jill Levine, ed. (2001). A Feminist Companion to Mark. Includes Amy-Jill Levine, "Introduction," pp. 13-23. Continuum.
  • ______, ed. (2002). A Feminist Companion to Luke. Includes Amy-Jill Levine, "Introduction," pp. 1-22. Continuum.
  • _____, ed. (2003). A Feminist Companion to John, v. 2. Includes Amy-Jill Levine, "Introduction," pp. 1-13. Continuum.
  • _____ (2006). The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, Harper-Collins. Description and chapter-preview links. Reviews in Interpretation & NYT.
  • _____, Dale C. Allison, and John Dominic Crossan, ed. (2006). The Historical Jesus in Context, Princeton. Includes Amy-Jill Levine, "Introduction," pp. 1–39. Preview (including Bibliography) and text.
  • Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler, editors, The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Oxford University Press, USA, (November 15, 2011), hardcover, 700 pages, ISBN 0195297709 ISBN 978-0-19-529770-6[5]
  • Amy-Jill Levine (2014). Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, HarperOne. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil. "The Gospel of Amy-Jill Levine". Moment Magazine. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Biography". Vanderbilt University website. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Second Hour: Amy-Jill Levine :: Sunday Nights". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Professor Bio Page". Thegreatcourses.com. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Jewish Annotated New Testament". Oup.com. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 

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