Oct 3, 2019
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Anti-Jewish sentiment hides out in some of the most liberal Christian theologies - often portraying Jesus as a radical feminist an counter-cultural icon against a “backward” Jewish culture. In this episode, I talk with Amy-Jill Levine, a Jewish New Testament scholar, about this Good-Jesus / Bad-Judaism binary, and other us-versus-them mentalities in public life.
Rather than demonize those who are different from us, Amy-Jill encourages conversation and embracing genuine curiosity about their side of the story. We don’t have to believe the same thing in order to agree that loving your neighbor is important.
Amy-Jill is a professor of Jewish Studies and New Testament studies at Vanderbilt and is a prolific author.
I’m Annie Mesaros: a theologian, writer, spiritual guide, and host of this podcast. I offer coaching and facilitation for individuals and groups that are working to transform the world for good.