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St. Norbert College Miller Lecture Series to feature Amy-Jill Levine

From St. Norbert College, September 18, 2012
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

Amy-Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish studies at Vanderbilt University,
will present, "Seeing Through Different Lenses: How Christians and Jews Read
Scripture," as a part of the Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding. The
event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Theatre, Abbot
Pennings Hall of Fine Arts, on the St. Norbert College campus. The lecture is free and
open to the public.

Levine received her B.A. from Smith College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University.
Through her studies of the interpretation of biblical texts, she has become established as
one of today's leading New Testament scholars. Her work focuses on interpreting popular
biblical texts from alternative points of view, and has earned her a number of
distinctions and honors including honorary doctorates from multiple universities and
grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the
American Council of Learned Societies. In addition, she has held positions of office in the
Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Association for
Jewish Studies.

The Norman and Louis Miller Lecture Series celebrates human dignity and encourages
better understanding between people, promoting unity, communication and tolerance
among different cultures, religions, ethnicities and traditions.

For more information on the lecture, contact the St. Norbert College Peace and Justice
Center at or call Catherine Kasten at (920) 403-3919.