Join us in the UCUC Library on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:30 – 6:00 when we will discuss: “Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi” by Amy-Jill Levine
Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus’ narratives. Levine reveals the parables connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us – and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.
All are welcome!