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Jesus’ Female Disciples Lecture Series - Lecture 3

You are invited to attend the Jesus' Female Disciples Lecture Series where you'll hear from The Murdoch University International Theologian for 2019, Professor Joan Taylor, King’s College, London.

Lecture 3: Imagining Mary Magdalene - Wednesday 25th September

Of all Jesus’ female disciples, Mary Magdalene is the one who is remembered as pre-eminent. We tend to imagine her as young and beautiful, and sexy, and contemporary films have endorsed this tradition, stemming from a long tradition of western art. In this image, she is fused with a sinner who anoints Jesus’ feet. In the east, however, Mary was never fused with this character, and remained a modest and devoted disciple. We will consider her earliest representation, and how such art conveys theological meaning, and then try to imagine her in the clothing appropriate for her time on the basis of archaeology and art.

Refreshments provided.

About the speaker

Joan Taylor

Joan Taylor is Professor of Christian Origins and Second Temple Judaism at King’s College London and is a leading expert on the world of Jesus, with a focus on history and archaeology. She has authored numerous books and articles, notably The Immerser: John the Baptist within Second Temple Judaism (1997), situating John in his historical, cultural and religious context.

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For more information about the lecture series, please email Rowan Strong  r.strong@murdoch.edu.au

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