Telling Stories about Women
EIGHTH ANNUAL MARY OF MAGDALA CELEBRATION
July 22, 2016
Presenter: Amy-Jill Levine
A woman hides yeast; a widow threatens a judge; a woman seeks a coin; wise and foolish virgins await a bridegroom…. These parables can be read as universal teachings about theology or salvation. They should also correct erroneous stereotypes of Jewish women, prompt necessary questions about gender, and offer provocative insights into ancient and modern relationships. This celebration of the feast day of St. Mary of Magdala began with Mass, followed by lunch and a lecture.
Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry
Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University.
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