Amy-Jill Levine in Melbourne

539w News has arrived today from two different sources giving information about a visit by Amy-Jill Levine to Melbourne in early July.

On July 2nd she will be giving a lecture at Monash University.

Lecture: Paul the Jew—Continuities and Contradictions

  • Thursday, July 2nd, 8pm


  • Building H, Theatre H125
    Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road
    Monash University
    Victoria 3800

Amy-Jill Levine is Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and author of The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus.

Saul of Tarsus was a Jew who became St. Paul, the church’s foremost
missionary. Today he is both hailed as the inspired evangelist who
brought the God of Israel to the Gentiles, and condemned as a
self-hating Jew who distorted the teachings of both Judaism and Jesus.
In this lecture Amy-Jill Levine will explore Paul’s Jewish identity,
his understanding of Torah, and his views on the role of the Jewish
people in the divine plan.

The lecture is hosted by the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation.

In addition on the 4th of July she will be speaking to the Progressive Christian Network of Victoria.  Details are available via this flyer

I have the highest regard for Professor Levine's scholarship and will be trying to get along to at least one of these events.