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Lecture Explores Connection Between Jesus and Judaism
A religion professor from Vanderbilt will be the featured speaker at Oklahoma City University for this year’s Wilson Lectures Sept. 24. Amy-Jill Levine will give a lecture titled “Jesus and Judaism: Why the Connection Matters” at 7 p.m. in Watson Lounge of the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. Levine will also speak in the university chapel service on the topic “The View from the Ditch: A New Perspective on the Good Samaritan” at 1 p.m. and an additional lecture, “Jesus, Women, and Family Values” at 3 p.m. in Watson Lounge. All three sessions are free to the public. Levine is a professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is a graduate of the Vanderbilt program in Jewish Studies and was the video presenter on the Disciple Short Term Bible Study called “Invitation to the New Testament.” Her 2006 book, “The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus,” made a significant contribution to the study of Jesus within his Jewish context. The Wimberly School of Religion sponsors the Wilson Lectures at OCU each fall semester. Call Cathy Bewley at (405) 208-5284 or Rev. Rodney Newman at (405) 208-5484 for more details.