Jesus and Judaism Provide Topic for Yinger Lecture
The significant connections between Jesus and Judaism are clarified for Albion College's 2012 Yinger Family Lecture, set for Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Norris Center Towsley Hall.
Guest presenter Amy-Jill Levine holds the Carpenter Professorship in New Testament Studies, and is also a professor in Jewish studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science; she is also an affiliate professor with Cambridge University's Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations. Her recent books include "The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus" and "The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us." With Marc Brettler she edited the Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford). A self-described Yankee Jewish feminist, Levine is an "often unorthodox" member of Congregation Sherith Israel, an Orthodox Synagogue in Nashville, Tenn.
The annual Yinger lecture is given in honor of the many members of the Yinger family who are graduates of Albion College. The Rev. Emma Bancroft (class of 1904) and George Daniel Yinger (class of 1904) were the parents of six Albion College alumni. The lectureship was established by many families and friends, in order to sponsor distinguished lecturers in religion, drama, English literature, history, and sociology.