Wrestling with the tough sayings Compass episode 68

Why did Jesus say some of the things he said? What do we make of these tough teachings today? Amy-Jill Levine provides some tools for processing.

Do we need to sell everything we own? Must we hate our mothers and fathers? At different points in his ministry, Jesus suggested to some people they do those very things. What tools can employ to make sense of those teachings today?

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Amy-Jill Levine is the author of The Difficult Words of Jesus. She is also:

  • Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford Seminary

  • University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Emerita

  • Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Emerita

  • Professor of New Testament Studies Emerita at Vanderbilt University


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