May 25th, 2021 5pm
FPC’s Sacred Pathways explores: Jesus In Jewish Context
Amy-Jill Levine is joining us for a conversation around Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son, giving shape and understanding to the context and culture this story was first received in. We will have an exclusive Q&A time to hear from Levine who is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Graduate Department of Religion, and Department of Jewish Studies. She has authored many notable books, and our families with young children might recognize the books she co-authored with Sandy Sasso, Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins and 2 Sons as well as The Marvelous Mustard Seed.
You can find the link for this event on our FPC Calendar, and you are welcome to share this invitation beyond our FPC family.
We are inviting you to read the excerpt What the Prodigal Son story doesn’t mean from her Short Stories book as fodder for our conversation:
For our FPC family, if you are interested in reading more of her work, we are offering a book paid for by the grant if you make your request by May 23rd, either Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi or Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins and 2 Sons, which we will order through Village Books and you will be able to pick up in person.
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