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Jesus, Good Jew or Bad Jew?

Friday, 27 April 2018, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Jesus, Good Jew or Bad Jew?

Of course we know Jesus was Jewish, but to what extent has the subsequent parting of the ways between Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism clouded our understanding of Jesus’ Jewishness and even obscured it.  Do the attitudes and actions of Jesus as he is depicted in the gospels suggest someone truly at odds with Jewish traditions of his day?  And if so, did that make him a good Jew or a bad one?

Join us as Prof Adele Reinhartz, (Uni of Ottawa) a reknowned expert on both the New Testament and Jewish Christian relations explores these and other questions.

Organised by the Trinity Centre for Biblical Studies.


Prof Adele Reinhartz
Adele Reinhartz is Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa, in Canada. Her main areas of research are New Testament, early Jewish-Christian relations, the Bible and Film, and feminist biblical criticism. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including Scripture on the Silver Screen (Westminster John Knox, 2003), Jesus of Hollywood (Oxford, 2007), and Bible and Cinema: An Introduction (Routledge, 2013).

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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