Amy-Jill Levine

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Amy-Jill Levine
Born 1956
Nationality American academic
Known for Feminist theology
Title E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies
Academic background
Education Smith College, Duke University
Thesis year 1984
Academic work
Discipline Bbiblical theology
Institutions Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Notable works The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus

Amy-Jill Levine (born 1956) 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

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

Quotes

Per the introduction by Levine for The Historical Jesus in Context;

There is a consensus of sorts on a basic outline of Jesus’ life. Most scholars agree that Jesus was baptized by John, debated with fellow Jews on how best to live according to God’s will, engaged in healings and exorcisms, taught in parables, gathered male and female followers in Galilee, went to Jerusalem, and was crucified by Roman soldiers during the governorship of Pontius Pilate (26–36 CE). But, to use the old cliché, the devil is in the details.[5]

Selected publications

  • Levine, Amy-Jill; Blickenstaff, Marianne, eds. (2001). A Feminist Companion to Matthew. Feminist companion to the New Testament and early Christian writings. 1. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-841-27211-5. OCLC 47867557. 
  • ———; Blickenstaff, Marianne, eds. (2001). A Feminist Companion to Mark. Feminist companion to the New Testament and early Christian writings. 2. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-841-27194-1. OCLC 49864189. [6]
  • ———; Blickenstaff, Marianne, eds. (2002). A Feminist Companion to Luke. Feminist companion to the New Testament and early Christian writings. 3. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-841-27174-3. OCLC 50616758. [7]
  • ———; Blickenstaff, Marianne, eds. (2002). A Feminist Companion to John Volume 1. Feminist companion to the New Testament and early Christian writings. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. 
  • ———; Blickenstaff, Marianne, eds. (2002). A Feminist Companion to John Volume 2. Feminist companion to the New Testament and early Christian writings. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. [8]
  • ——— (2006). The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. San Francisco, CA: Harper-Collins. ISBN 978-0-060-78966-4. OCLC 70199942. [9]
  • ———; Allison, Dale C.; Crossan, John Dominic, eds. (2006). The Historical Jesus in Context. Princeton Readings in Religions. Princeton. ISBN 978-0-691-00992-6. [10]
  • ———; Brettler, Marc Zvi, eds. (2011). The Jewish Annotated New Testament. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 0195297709. [11]
  • ——— (2014). Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. HarperOne. ISBN 978-0-061-56103-0. [12]

References

  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. ^ Levine, Amy-Jill; Allison, Dale C.; Crossan, John Dominic (10 January 2009). The Historical Jesus in Context. Princeton University Press. p. 4. ISBN 1-4008-2737-X. 
  6. ^ A Feminist Companion to Mark. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  7. ^ A Feminist Companion to Luke. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  8. ^ A Feminist Companion to John Volume 2. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  9. ^ The Misunderstood Jew. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Historical Jesus in Context". Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "The Jewish Annotated New Testament". Oup.com. Archived from the original on 20 November 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Short Stories by Jesus". Retrieved 4 January 2015. 

External links

  • Curriculum vitae (May 2011)
  • Reviews of The Misunderstood Jew in Interpretation[permanent dead link] & NYT.
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