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|Title: Light of the World: A Beginner's Guide to Advent, DVD|
By: Amy-Jill Levine
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2019
Series: Light of the World
Stock No: WW884306
In Light of the World: A Beginners Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Marys visitation and the revolutionary implications of Marys Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt.
The four-session DVD features Amy-Jill Levine guiding participants through the study. The video sessions are approximately 8-10 minutes in length and, when combined with the six book chapters, make an ideal four-week group study. All videos sessions are closed captioned.
Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of 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 The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus and The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Bible and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. She is also the co-editor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament. Professor Levine, who has done over 300 programs for churches, clergy groups, and seminaries, has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Institutions granting her honorary degrees include Christian Theological Seminary and the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest.