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Christian-Jewish Relations

Special Topics: Jewish and Christian Relations (JS3890)

Nov. 2, 2016—Catalog Description: This course offers a brief history of relations between Christians and Jews and invites participants into critical engagement with present practices in light of that history. The course begins with a recognition that many of the worst examples...

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In a Pluralistic Age: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Spain (JS1111.01)

Feb. 1, 2015—Catalog Description: Independent learning and inquiry in an environment in which students can express knowledge and defend opinions through intensive class discussion, oral presentations, and written expression. From the Syllabus: Between 711 and 1492 Jews Christians and Muslims created one...

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Jews in the Medieval World (JS1220)

Jan. 25, 2015—Catalog Description: Jewish experience from the 2nd century CE to 1492. Legal status of Jews; economic and religious developments. Burning the Talmud, age of charters, reaction to the Crusades, Jewish expulsion from Spain. From the Syllabus: This course will examine...

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The New Testament in its Jewish Context (JS2100)

Jan. 22, 2015—Catalog Description: Documents of the origin of Christianity and the social, literary, ideological, and theological contexts in which they emerged and which they reflect. Various critical methodologies employed in interpreting them. From the Syllabus: This course offers an introduction to...

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Listen and Learn: A-J Levine on Jesus's Jewish Roots (NPR's On Point)

Nov. 12, 2014—Prof. Amy-Jill Levine joins guest host John Harwood and author James Carroll on NPR’s On Point, for a discussion of why Jesus’s Jewish roots matter. The interview was broadcast on November 12, 2014. Click below to listen, and here for...

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Listen and Learn: Ari Joskowicz on Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France

Jul. 15, 2014—Listen to Prof. Ari Joskowicz discuss his book, The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France. Prof. Joskowicz was interviewed by Todd Weir for the podcast series, New Books in Intellectual History, on July 15, 2014. Click here to listen...

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The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us

Nov. 8, 2011—By Douglas Knight and Amy-Jill Levine. (Harper Collins Publishers, 2011). Passed down for generations, compiled between 500 and 100 BCE, and finalized around the time of Jesus, the various accounts in the Hebrew Bible took shape under a variety of cultures. Knight and Levine explore this diverse history and equip us with the critical tools necessary to understand what the ancient texts originally meant.

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The Jewish Annotated New Testament

Jul. 26, 2011—Edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler. (Oxford University Press, 2011). Although major New Testament figures were Jews, living in a culture steeped in Jewish history, beliefs, and practices, there has never been an edition of the New Testament that addresses its Jewish background and the culture from which it grew--until now. In The Jewish Annotated New Testament, eminent experts put these writings back into the context of their original authors and audiences, and explain how these writings have affected the relations of Jews and Christians over the past two thousand years.

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The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus

Nov. 20, 2007—By Amy-Jill Levine. (Harper Collins Publishers, 2007). Amy-Jill Levine helps Christians and Jews understand the "Jewishness" of Jesus so that their appreciation of him deepens and a greater interfaith dialogue can take place. Levine's humor and informed truth-telling provokes honest conversation and debate about how Christians and Jews should understand Jesus, the New Testament, and each other.

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