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Pastor's Study via Zoom: The Misunderstood Jew

6-week study Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, April 28 - June 2 based on the book by scholar Amy-Jill Levine.

April 28 - June 2

Based on Amy-Jill Levine's book The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, Rev. Betsy will lead a 6-week study via Zoom on Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, on Jesus' Judaism.


Mixing rigorous scholarship with helpings of both wit and pastoral care, scholar Amy-Jill Levine reveals Jesus as "The Misunderstood Jew" showing how Christians often misunderstand Judaism in general, misunderstand the New Testament in particular, and thus yank Jesus out of his Jewish context - resulting in intolerance (and sometimes outright hatred) of Jews. She doesn't let Jews off the hook either, cutting through willful ignorance of Jesus and his message.


A Jewish scholar who teaches in a primarily Protestant divinity school, Vanderbilt, in Nashville, Tennessee - the buckle of the Bible Belt - Levine offers a unique, deeper understanding of who Jesus was and what he taught.


Books may be purchased at Cokesbury, the Methodist store, The Misunderstood Jew | Cokesbury or on Amazon at The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus: Levine, Amy-Jill: Amazon.com, (Kindle also available) or your local bookstore.


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