The 2013 Jarvis Lecture on Christianity & Culture
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
Strange Bedfellows: The Bible, American Politics, and Homosexuality
March 5 | 7pm | Wright Auditorium
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences.Holding the BA from Smith College, the MA and PhD from Duke University, and numerous honorary doctorates, Dr.Professor Levine has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies and has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Bible Association, and the Association for Jewish Studies.In 2011, she became Affiliated Professor at the Woolf Institute: Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge, UK.
Among her over two dozen books are The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, a Publishers' Weekly Best Books of 2007 listing; an edited collection, The Historical Jesus in Context; and a fourteen-volume edited series, Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings. Her most recent publications are The Jewish Annotated New Testament (co-edited with Marc Z. Brettler) and The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (co-authored with Douglas Knight). Dr. Levine's scholarly output includes nearly a hundred essays and critical articles. She has also made presentations and participated in symposia around the globe, in Spain, South Africa, the Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, England, Scotland, and Canada.
A dedicated professional, Dr. Levine serves on dozens of boards of editors and advisory boards, is active in academic governance, and is an engaging television, radio, webcast, and video personality here and abroad.