Sister Rose Thering was a very important voice in Judeo-Christian education circles. It was she who persuaded Pope John XXIII to issue the edict that the Jews should not be blamed for the death of Jesus. She taught at Seton Hall University. The Fund established in her name is sponsoring a very important and interesting lecture. You might want to attend:
Hearing Jesus' Parables Through Jewish Ears
WHEN: Sunday, October 26, 3 PM
WHERE: Jubilee Hall Auditorium, Seton Hall University, 400South Orange Ave., South Orange
Jesus' parables were designed to unsettle listeners and prompt them to see the world in a different way. Contemporary interpretations of Jesus' parables lose their original provocation and the genius of His teaching. These parables require an understanding of Jesus' Jewish context. How would those short stories by Jesus have been heard by their original Jewish audience, and how might they speak to both Jews and Christians today?
Professor Amy-Jill Levine is an engaging speaker and prolific author. Her latest book is titled Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. She 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 Divinity School and College of Arts and Science. She is also Affiliated Professor, Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge, UK.