The Matthew Simpson Lecture in Religion is an annual lecture delivered by a nationally known scholar in the area of religion. Since the inaugural lecture in 1984, delivered by Dr. Stanley Hauerwas of Duke Divinity School, lecturers have included Dr. Rebecca Chopp, Dr. Mark Jordan, Dr. Anatanand Rambachan, Dr. William Cavanaugh, and a number of other distinguished scholars.
On October 10, 2013 we will welcome Dr. Amy-Jill Levine to our campus to deliver the 2013 Matthew Simpson Lecture in Religion. Dr. Levine is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. She has also taught at Duke University and at Swarthmore College. Her many publications include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (HarperOne, 2006), and, with Douglas A. Knight, The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (HarperOne, 2011). Prof. Levine is also editor of the series Feminist Companion to the New Testament.
On Friday morning, October 11, Prof. Levine will lead a workshop on Jewish-Christian relations: “Keeping the ‘Good News’ Good.” United Methodist clergy and other church leaders will have the opportunity to receive CEU credit for participation in the workshop plus an afternoon post-workshop discussion led by Simpson’s religion faculty members; registration is available now for the workshop only or for workshop plus lunch/discussion for CEUs. For registration information, please download the registration form.
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