Gates of Chai: The Binding of Isaac and the Crucifixion of Jesus
Date(s) - 10/29/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brite Divinity School
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The Program in Jewish Studies at Brite Divinity School presents the 21st Annual Gates of Chai Lectureship in Contemporary Judaism “The Binding of Isaac and the Crucifixion of Jesus” featuring Professor Jon D. Levenson.
Monday, October 29, 2018
Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center
2820 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Prof. Jon D. Levenson is the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard Divinity School. His work concentrates on the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Second Temple Jewish literature and rabbinic midrash.
Professor Levenson has a strong interest in the philosophical and theological issues involved in biblical studies, especially the relationship of premodern modes of interpretation to modern historical criticism. Much of his work centers on the relationship of Judaism and Christianity, both in antiquity and in modernity, and he has long been active in Jewish-Christian dialogue.
His book Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life (2006) won a National Jewish Book Award. Choice, a publication of the American Library Association, listed Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (2012) as one of the Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013. His most recent book is The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism (2015).
In all his work, Professor Levenson’s emphasis falls on the close reading of texts for purposes of literary and theological understanding.