Advent Lectures with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

Advent Lectures with Amy-Jill Levine

December 2nd and 3rd

 

Sponsored by All Saints Episcopal Church, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (Goochland), St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and by Mrs. Frances Eakin in loving memory of her husband Dr. Frank Eakin.

 

We are excited to host internationally renowned scholar and speaker Dr. Amy-Jill Levine for a two-part Advent Lecture series on December 2nd and 3rd. The first lecture, “Revisiting Christmas: Ancient Jewish Expectations, Christian Interpretations, and Interreligious Responses Today,” will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on December 2nd. The second lecture, “Understanding Jesus and Paul Means Understanding Judaism,” will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on December 3rd. This second lecture is targeted towards faith leaders, seminarians and religious educators but is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Dr. Levine is the Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. She is also the University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Emerita, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Emerita, and Professor of New Testament Studies Emerita at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Levine has published over thirty books including The Misunderstood Jew, Short Stories by Jesus, five children’s books (with Sandy Eisenberg Sasso), and The Bible With and Without Jesus (with Marc Z. Brettler).

Space is limited and pre-registration is required for both events. There is no charge for admission, but a donation to defray the costs of this event is appreciated. See details below for more information and registration for each lecture.

COVID Protocol: Masks and proof of vaccination will be required. Please note that this series WILL NOT be live-streamed or recorded. This is an in-person-only event.

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Please note that each lecture has a separate registration process

Thursday, December 2nd @ 7:00-9:00 p.m.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church | Sanctuary | 6000 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23226

“Revisiting Christmas: Ancient Jewish Expectations, Christian Interpretations, and Interreligious Responses Today”

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine will speak at St. Stephen’s Church on December 2 at 7:00 p.m. This first lecture is open to the entire community, though seating will be limited to ensure safe distancing, and masks are required for all. There will be time for questions, and if COVID public health metrics indicate it is safe to do so, we will offer a simple reception afterwards. For more information and to register: ststephensRVA.org/Levine-registration.


Friday, December 3rd @ 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church | Parish Hall | 815 East Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

“Understanding Jesus and Paul Means Understanding Judaism”

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine will speak at St. Paul’s Church on December 3 at 9:00 a.m. This second lecture is targeted towards faith leaders, seminarians and religious educators but is open to anyone who would like to attend. Seating will be limited to ensure safe distancing, and masks are required for all. There will be time for questions, and if COVID public health metrics indicate it is safe to do so, we will offer light refreshments beforehand. For more information and to register: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.