Amy-Jill Levine is one of the foremost sought after scholars of New Testament. One aspect that is unique to Dr. Levine is that she is Jewish and a New Testament and Jesus Scholar. She laces this talk with a lot of biblical period context as well as mix of the Jewish and Christian theologies. As well she tosses in a number of jokes.
Definitely recommend her book: The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus
Amy-Jill Levine is Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. A self-described “Yankee Jewish feminist teaching in a Protestant seminary,” Levine examines modern Jewish religious and cultural issues with historical rigor, critical sensitivity and a frequent dash of humor in this address at UCSD. Series: “Burke Lectureship on Religion & Society” [6/2001] [Humanities] [Show ID: 5577]