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Professor Amy-Jill Levine

Affiliated Professor, CJCR



Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and  Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. She was educated at Smith College and Duke University, holds honorary doctorates from Drury University, the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of South Carolina-Upstate, and Christian Theological Seminary, and has been the recipient of numerous prestigious grants. Her recent publications include The Jewish Annotated New Testament, co-edited with Mark Brettler (see the report from the New York Times), The Meaning of the Bible, co-authored with Douglas Knight, and The New Testament: Methods and Meanings, co-authored with Warren Carter.  She combines historical-critical rigor, literary-critical sensitivity, and a frequent dash of humour with a commitment to eliminating anti-Jewish, sexist, and homophobic theologies.

A Woolf Institute interview with AJ Levine can be viewed here.


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