Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

Saint Leo Presents Free Public Webinar

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on March 17, 2022

 ‘Understanding Jesus and Paul Means Understanding Judaism: Pharisees, Prayer, Parable, and Practice’ Looks at Jewish Character of the New Testament

Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies Presenting Free, Public Webinar March 29   

Focusing on the Jewish context of New Testament writings informs not only our understanding of Jesus, but it also can illuminate our understanding of Judaism. On Tuesday, March 29, Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies will present the webinar “Understanding Jesus and Paul Means Understanding Judaism: Pharisees, Prayer, Parable, and Practice.”

This free event is open to the public and will take place 6:30 – 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Everyone is invited to a special evening with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, a prominent scholar of the New Testament and Jewish studies, as she reveals the depth of the Jewish character of the New Testament.

Levine is co-editor of The Pharisees, published in December 2021 by Eerdmans. She serves as the Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler of Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace in Connecticut. She also is professor emerita of New Testament studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and she was the first Jewish scholar to teach New Testament at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute.

Levine’s talk is particularly suited to help religious educators and Christian clergy identify and avoid anti-Jewish teaching and preaching. A question-and-answer session will follow Levine’s presentation.

Bishop Gregory Parkes, of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg and a trustee of Saint Leo University, will offer closing comments.

Those wishing to attend may register at www.saintleo.edu/understanding.

For more information, contact Dr. Matthew Tapie, CCJS director, at [email protected].

This program is co-sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg

About CCJS

Established in 1998, the Saint Leo University Center for Catholic and Jewish Studies provides opportunities for interfaith education and dialogue. CCJS remains the only academic center of its kind in the Southeast.

For more information, contact CCJS Director Matthew Tapie at [email protected].

About Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, offering 62 degree programs to more than 15,800 students each year. Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks and sisters, the private, nonprofit university is known for providing a values-based education to learners of all backgrounds and ages in the liberal arts tradition. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a residential campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, 16 education centers in five states, and an online program for students anywhere. The university is home to more than 100,000 alumni. Learn more at saintleo.edu.


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