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In partnership with San Francisco Opera, this exciting series covers Mary Magdalene's place in text and tradition, and how cultural factors have shaped interpretations of her story throughout the ages.


May 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Who is Mary Magdalene? 
A general overview of Mary Magdalene’s place in text, tradition and history.  
Wilsey Conference Center
Free to all, donations gratefully accepted
 
May 26 at 4:30 p.m
The Textual Magdalene: Apostle or Prostitute? 
An examination of how the character of Mary Magdalene is portrayed across a variety of early Christian literatures.
Wilsey Conference Center
Free to all, donations gratefully accepted
 
June 2 at 9:30 a.m.
The Forum: Mary Magdalene in Text and History
Professor Rebecca Lyman, Professor Kate Cooper, and the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, Dean of Grace Cathedral, discuss the non-canonical Gospel of Mary, its place in early Christianity and the role of women in the early churches. 
Listen to the audio here.
Suggested donation of $10
 
June 2 at 4:30 p.m.
The Power Struggle over Mary Magdalene
A discussion of how and why The Gospel of Mary and other early Christian literature didn't make it into the Bible.  
Wilsey Conference Center
Free to all, donations gratefully accepted
 
June 9 at 9:30 a.m.
The Forum: Mary Magdalene in Arts and Culture 
Composer Mark Adamo and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke join the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw to discuss Mary Magdalene as the muse for San Francisco Opera’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene.
Listen the audio file here.
Suggested donation of $10
 
June 9 at 4:30 p.m.
Becoming Mary Magdalene: The Evolving Tradition of Mary Magdalene in the West 
Why do we find Mary Magdalene so fascinating? How our shifting political and religious landscape has affected our interpretation of Mary Magdalene and her story.
Wilsey Conference Center
Free to all, donations gratefully accepted
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