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Christian preaching and teaching often presents Judaism as xenophobic, legalistic and obsessed with ritual purity, elitist and money-loving, militaristic, and misogynist.
Jesus tells husbands to leave their wives, praises men who make themselves eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven, never marries, and fathers no children. He forbids divorce; he condemns lust.
In this seminar, Gudme considers how a detailed study of hospitality in a Mediterranean-type society, such as the Hebrew Bible, can help contemplate hospitality and reception of strangers in contemporary Scandinavia.
This lecture explores the relationship between hospitality and violence in the Hebrew Bible and it examines the role, function and literary use of hospitality in these texts.
Brigitte Kalh is Professor in the New Testament at Union Theological Seminary, New York.