Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven
By Amy-Jill Levine
Sundays, beginning January 3
11:45am – 12:45 pm
In this six-week study, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine introduces the major topics in the Sermon on the Mount, explains historical and theological contexts, and shows how the words of Jesus echo his Jewish tradition and speak forward to reach hearts and minds today.
The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7, contains some of Jesus’ most profound and most memorable teachings. What might these teachings have meant to his disciples and to the others who first heard them? How do they enhance our reading of the rest of the Gospel of Matthew, and how do they speak across the centuries to listeners today? How, if we pay careful attention to his words, does Jesus provide us a road map to living as God would have us live?
Amy Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. An internationally renowned scholar and teacher, she is the author of numerous books, including A Misunderstood Jew, Short Stories by Jesus and Entering the Passion of Jesus. Each week’s lesson will begin with an introductory video by Dr. Levine.
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