Beyond the Close: Upcoming Public Lecture by Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J., Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Fordham University, will be giving a public lecture on April 14, 2015 entitled, "'Tell Us, Mary, What You Saw on the Way' (Easter Liturgy): Stories of Origin and the Question before the Church Today."

Here is a preview of her presentation:

After centuries of being depicted as a repentant prostitute, Mary Magdalene is acknowledged today as a leading disciple of Jesus, faithful to the bitter end at the cross, the first person to encounter the risen Christ (John's gospel), and commissioned by him to preach the good news. This lecture places the recovery of her true gospel story in the wider context of women's key actions during Jesus' ministry and the years of the founding of the church. Far from ancient history, these memories offer glimpses of new ways of being church in the 21st century.

The lecture will begin at 12:00pm on Tuesday, April 14 in the 12th Floor Lounge of the Lincoln Center Campus.

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Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education events site

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