Because preaching remains the primary mode of teaching in the lives of most churches, focus on how Judaism is presented in Christian proclamation is critically important. Sermons often present Jesus of Nazareth as rejecting a Judaism incorrectly characterized as legalistic, elitist, obsessed with ritual purity, misogynistic, vengeful, and xenophobic. Understanding Jesus in his Jewish context corrects false stereotypes, brings new meaning to his parables, politics, and piety, and offers a new path for Jewish-Christian relations.
This colloquium offers an opportunity to take careful stock of, and discuss in detail, what has been achieved and what remains to be done to facilitate more widespread understanding and affirmation of Judaism in Christian preaching and teaching. Each of the main speakers will identify core issues in detail, followed by open discussion and a concluding round table opened by Kelvin Holdsworth.
Clare Amos is the Anglican Community’s Director of Theological Studies.
William Brosend is Associate Professor of Homiletics at Sewanee.
Kelvin Holdsworth is Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow
Amy-Jill Levine is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt and a Visiting Fellow at the CJCR from April–June 2011.
Registration required. Bursaries for graduate students available.
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