Back to All Events

Jesus the Storyteller: Of Pearls and Prodigals

  • Women's Building Formal Lounge Washington Avenue University City, MO, 63130 United States (map)
Levine, Amy-Jill.jpg

Dr. Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University and author of many books and articles on Jesus and the New Testament from a Jewish perspective.

She will present, “Jesus the Storyteller: Of Pearls and Prodigals” at the Washington University 2019 Weltin Lecture at 4:00 p. m., Thursday, March 21, in the Women's Building Formal Lounge, Washington University, University City, MO.

Levine believes that better understanding of Jesus' parables requires understanding Jesus' Jewish context. How would those short stories by Jesus have been heard by their original Jewish listeners, how have Christians over the centuries misread the parables by misunderstanding Jewish tradition, and how might the parables speak to Jews, Christians, and everyone else today?

Tandem events will be presented by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine at Washington University and Lutheran School of Theology in St. Louis.

A reception follows the lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information please contact the Religious Studies Program at or (314) 935-8677. For information about visitor parking please visit: