The author of Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life, Jon D. Levenson, is the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University Divinity School. He has been studying the idea of death and resurrection in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and early Judaic sources (including Rabbinic and New Testament texts) since his Harvard Ph.D. dissertation on the theology of restoration in Ezekiel.
‘Tell me the old, old story, of Jesus and His love.’ - #196, SDA Hymnal
For those who have grown up Christian, or even within a broader Western culture, the ‘Passion Week’ story – Jesus’ last week leading to his death and resurrection – is not only old, but likely very familiar. And here is a potential problem. We already know the details and the ending. We’ve heard it all before, probably many many times. And while familiarity may not breed contempt, it can easily breed indifference.
Just a reminder of this month's book and film club discussion selections. In keeping with the quarterly's focus, we're choosing a book and a film about Jesus. Please encourage friends, family, Sabbath School class members--anyone you think might be interested--to join us.
May 2008 (Discussion starts June 2)