Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine audiobook

Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi

By Amy-Jill Levine
Read by Donna Postel

Tantor Audio 9780061561016

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781515919506

  • ISBN: 9781515919506

Runtime: 13.56 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 us 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 a 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

As the text enlightens, it also emboldens critical application of Jesus's ancient stories to modern hearts and minds. Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Amy-Jill Levine

Author Bio: Amy-Jill Levine

Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Department of Jewish Studies. She has also taught at Swarthmore College, Cambridge University, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. She is the author of many books, including The Misunderstood Jew and Short Stories by Jesus, and she is the co-editor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament. Professor Levine, who has done over 300 programs for churches, clergy groups, and seminaries, has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Institutions granting her honorary degrees include Christian Theological Seminary and the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 13.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English