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Reading Scripture Together: The Four Marys

  • Course Dates: Sat 5 December 2020, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This conversational half-day course will re-read selected sacred texts in detail and consider the ways they have been interpreted, both in the written word and in art, and on their relevance and meaning to us today.

The voices of women are thin on the ground in the Gospel texts. Four of the most significant female presences within these texts are, coincidentally, all named Mary; Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Mary the sister of Martha, and Mary the wife of Clopas who is often thought of as Jesus’s aunt.

These women offer a unique voice within the Gospel narratives — even Mary the wife of Clopas who does not speak in the Gospel accounts. Looking at the presence of these women at the foot of the cross, at the tomb of Jesus, and at the resurrection of Lazarus, this study day will explore the stories of these women and the relationships that are revealed both between the women, and with God.

This course is offered as part of the Salisbury Diocese CMD programme.

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Sat 5 December 2020
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
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Karen O'Donnell is the Centre Coordinator and Programme Leader for the MA in Christian Spirituality. She is a feminist, ecumenical, practical theologian whose interdisciplinary research interests span theology, spirituality, and pedagogy.
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£35 (free for Salisbury Diocese CMD)