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Levine, Amy-Jill 1956-

Overview
Works: 145 works in 450 publications in 2 languages and 15,711 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Introductions  History  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Lectures  Religious films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: BM535, 261.26
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Most widely held works about Amy-Jill Levine
 
Most widely held works by Amy-Jill Levine
The misunderstood Jew : the Church and the scandal of the Jewish Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mixing rigorous scholarship with helpings of both wit and pastoral care, Amy-Jill Levine reveals Jesus as The Misunderstood Jew. Levine shows how Christians often misunderstand Judaism in general, misunderstand the New Testament in particular, and thus yank Jesus out of his Jewish context?resulting in intolerance (and sometimes outright hatred) of Jews. She doesn't let Jews off the hook either, cutting through willful ignorance of Jesus and his message. A Jewish scholar who teaches in a primarily Protestant divinity school in Nashville, Tennessee?the buckle of the Bible Belt?Levine offers a unique, deeper understanding of who Jesus was and what he taught"--Publisher website (September 2007)
The Jewish annotated New Testament : New Revised Standard Version Bible translation by Amy-Jill Levine( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intention for publishing The Jewish Annotated New Testament, according to its editors, Amy-Jill Levine and Mark Zvi Brettler is to recognize the growing understanding between Jewish and Christian traditions, and to help further that understanding. The editors of this volume, both distinguished New Testament scholars, had two key reasons for creating this "Jewish Annotated New Testament." First they wanted Christian readers to learn more about the Judaic origins of Christianity and the context surrounding the life of Jesus. Second, they wanted to introduce Jewish readers to what is unquestionably one of the canonical texts in Western Civilization, whether they believe in it or not. Many of the glosses found in the text are geared at linking the ideas and events of the gospels to their background in the history of Judaism. Each of the books of The New Testament is accompanied by a brief introductory essay. There are also a number of shorter sidebar essays positioned within each book to help to explain specific passages at greater length. Finally the end of the book contains a number of essays by leading experts on the Bible and Jewish history on a broad range of relevant topics
Short stories by Jesus : the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew, and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus' most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus' stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus' narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these "problems with parables," taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables' connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us'and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later
The historical Jesus in context by Amy-Jill Levine( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Historical Jesus in Context is a landmark collection that places the gospel narratives in their full literary, social, and archaeological context. More than twenty-five internationally recognized experts offer new translations and descriptions of a broad range of texts that shed new light on the Jesus of history, including pagan prayers and private inscriptions, miracle tales and martyrdoms, parables and fables, divorce decrees and imperial propaganda. The translated materials--from Christian, Coptic, and Jewish as well as Greek, Roman, and Egyptian texts--extend beyond single phrases to encompass the full context, thus allowing readers to locate Jesus in a broader cultural setting than is usually made available. This book demonstrates that only by knowing the world in which Jesus lived and taught can we fully understand him, his message, and the spread of the Gospel. Gathering in one place material that was previously available only in disparate sources, this formidable book provides innovative insight into matters no less grand than first-century Jewish and Gentile life, the composition of the Gospels, and Jesus himself
The meaning of the Bible : what the Jewish scriptures and Christian Old Testament can teach us by Douglas A Knight( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hebrew Scriptures, or "Old Testament" as Christians call it, has given the world some of the greatest literature known. With this fresh introduction, cutting-edge biblical scholars bring ancient Israel to brilliant Technicolor life. Readers will learn of unlikely heroes and courageous women, royal intrigues and slave rebellions, doubtful prophets and lovesick poets, bloody battles and miraculous triumphs. These retellings will delight observant Jews, faithful Christians, world historians and readers of great literature. Passed down for centuries as spoken stories, compiled around 450 BCE, and finalized probably around the time of Jesus, the various books of the Hebrew Bible took shape under a variety of cultures and time periods, influencing the formation of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The authors open our eyes to this diverse history shedding new meaning on well-worn texts. They point out how the Hebrew Bible has continually shaped society, and how our own cultural circumstances influence how we interpret it today. The authors highlight the Biblical themes with which readers continue to wrestle: human evil and God's response; war and peace; law and society; politics and economics; belief and practice; women and sexuality; Israel and the Nations; practical wisdom and apocalyptic vision. As relevant today as it was 2,500 years ago, Knight and Levine will open the reader's eyes to the riches of one of the greatest collections of literature known to humankind."
Women like this : new perspectives on Jewish women in the Greco-Roman world( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old Testament by Amy-Jill Levine( Visual )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These twenty-four lectures offer an introduction to the history, literature, and religion of ancient Israel and early Judaism as it is presented in the collection of texts called the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh. Attention is given not only to the content of the biblical books but also to the debates over their meaning and the critical methods through which they have been interpreted
A feminist companion to Matthew by Amy-Jill Levine( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De bijdragen in deze bundel behandelen de verschillende aanwezig en niet aanwezige vrouwbeelden in het evangelie van Mattheus
A Feminist companion to Luke( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist companion to Mark( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the Gospel of Mark, with for example articles about a South Asian feminist perspective on Mark, women disciples of Jesus, gender and social class in Mark and a comparison with Odysseus
A feminist companion to Paul by Amy-Jill Levine( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sixth volume in this series deals with the letters that are generally attributed to the apostle Paul. This formidable collection explores such topics as gender, sexuality, marriage, the physical body, leadership, economic justice, Jewish-Christian relations, metaphors of birth and motherhood, adoption, and slavery."--BOOK JACKET
The Old Testament by Amy-Jill Levine( Recording )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twenty-four lecture course that offers an introduction to the history, literature, and religion of ancient Israel and early Judaism as it is presented in the collection of texts called the Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible, and the Tanakh
A feminist companion to the Deutero-Pauline epistles( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh volume of this companion series is devoted to the writings ascribed to Paul but widely thought not to be genuinely from the Apostle. These are of particular importance in showing how Paul's authority was exploited in the early Church
A feminist companion to John( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

..the first of 2 volumes that deal with the Fourth Gospel. The contents include an introduction ... Jesus, Women and conversation in the Fourth Gospel; ... The Divine Trickster: A tale of two weddings in John; ... Cultural Stereotypes of Women, and Public and Private Space. (from back cover
A feminist companion to Mariology( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist companion to the Acts of the Apostles( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this diverse collection of writings on the Acts of the Apostles, the contributors use a variety of approaches to address issues including ethnicity and class, economic and social status, construction of masculinity, and literary influences both behindand in front of the text
A feminist companion to the Catholic Epistles and Hebrews( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist companion to Patristic literature( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines a number of Patristic texts and early Christian documents from a feminist perspective including Clement of Rome, Clement of Alexandria, the Christian Martyr and the Gospel of Thomas
A feminist companion to the apocalypse of John( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The thirteenth volume in this landmark series examines the Apocalypse of John through post-colonial criticism, cultural studies, millennial studies, performance art, psychological analysis, gender theory, intertextuality, cultural anthropology, Roman history, history of religion, and rhetography." "In this volume, new voices engage their predecessors, older theories are refined and newer ones tested. No consensus on the text is reached by the contributors, and no consensus will be reached by the readers. For some, the Book of Revelation is a liberationist vision pointing to divine justice and offering personal consolation; for others, the violent images compromise any positive message." "Includes contributions by David L. Barr, Mary Ann Beavis, Greg Carey, Adela Yarbro Collins, Lynn R. Huber, Catherine Keller, John Marshall, Stephen Moore, Jorunn Økland, Hanna Stenstrom, Pamela Thimmes, and Caroline Vander Stichele."--Jacket
A feminist companion to John( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second feminist volume volume on Johannine literature includes an Introduction by Amy-Jill Levine; Adele Reinhartz on Women in the Johannine Community: An Exercise in Historical Imagination; Satako Yamaguchi, ''I Am (I Do)'' Sayings and Women in Context and Dorothy Lee, Abiding in the Fourth Gospel. Colleen Conway writes on Gender Matters in John; Adeline Fehribach on The Crucifixion in the Fourth Gospel: A Birthing Moment; Deborah Sawyer on Water and Blood: Birthing Images in John''s Gospel; Harold Attridge on Don''t Be Touching Me: Recent Feminist Scholarship on Mary Magdalene; and Jane S
 
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The misunderstood Jew : the Church and the scandal of the Jewish Jesus
Alternative Names
Amy-Jill Levine American academic

Amy-Jill Levine Amerikaans schrijfster

Amy-Jill Levine scrittrice, accademica e storica statunitense

Levine, A. J.

Levine, A. J. 1956-

Levine, A. J. (Amy-Jill), 1956-

Levine, Amy J.

Levine, Amy-Jill

Levine, Amy Jill 1956-

レヴァイン, A. J

Languages
English (208)

Japanese (2)

Covers
The Jewish annotated New Testament : New Revised Standard Version Bible translationThe historical Jesus in contextThe meaning of the Bible : what the Jewish scriptures and Christian Old Testament can teach usWomen like this : new perspectives on Jewish women in the Greco-Roman worldA feminist companion to MatthewA Feminist companion to LukeA feminist companion to MarkA feminist companion to Paul