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by Adrian Smale last modified 28 Mar, 2020 08:00 PM

The Four Marys

This conversational one-day course series 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.

This conversational one-day course series 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.
This conversational one-day course series 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’ 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.

Tutors:
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.

This course is run by Sarum College. Visit our courses and events diary to view the full course programme https://www.sarum.ac.uk/events

Course details

Where Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EE
When 10:00 - 16:00, Saturday 5 September 2020
Led by Karen O’Donell
Course suitable for Clergy : Lay Licenced Ministers
Course category CMD
Department Discipleship & Training
Availability Places available
Cost per place FREE
Booking deadline Friday, 28 August 2020, 12:00am
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