Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt University), Gabriele Boccaccini (University of Michigan), and Jeremiah Cataldo (Grand Valley State University)
Jesus of Nazareth was born, lived, and died as a Jew. But what kind of Jew was he in the diverse world of Second Temple Judaism? How did the movement he initiated within Judaism move into the pagan world and become what we now call Christianity? Specialists Amy-Jill Levine and Gabriele Boccaccini will engage in a conversation about the latest research on the historical Jesus and explore the implication for contemporary Judaic Studies, followed by a response from Jeremiah Cataldo.