The Dahl Seminar 2019 with Professor Amy-Jill Levine: Apocalyptic Sexuality: Jesus and Family Values
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.
Professor Amy-Jill Levine
Jesus summons no women to follow him and grants no women leadership roles, yet his movement is supported by women. How does his program fit within first-century Jewish views of sexuality and gender, and what might his followers to today with his difficult teachings?
About 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 and A&S); she is also Affiliated Professor, Woolf Institute: Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge.