Friday, November 14, 2014

Judaism and Jesus


On Point with Amy-Jill Levine and James Carroll on the topic of Judaism and Jesus

Along the way Amy-Jill Levine talks about her new book mentioned below and comes up with provocative titles for parables/stories like that of the Good Samaritan: "the Good Rapist," for example.

James Carroll, scholar in residence at Suffolk University. Author of the new book “Christ Actually: The Song of God for the Secular Age.” Also author of “Constantine’s Sword,” “Toward a New Catholic Church” and “Jerusalem, Jerusalem,” among others. Columnist at the Boston Globe.
Amy-Jill Levine, professor of the New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School. Author of “Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi.” Also author of “The Misunderstood Jew.”

Jesus the spirit-filled exorcist in Mark's Gospel

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