Miraculous Conceptions: the Origins of Mary and Jesus in Theology and Story-Telling
Hosted by the Centre for Marian Studies and the St Mary’s Institute of Theology and featuring talks from Prof Tom O'Loughlin, the Revd Dr Simon Gaine OP, Dr Catherine O’Brien and Dr Jacob Phillips.
The day will also include a Marian themed tour of the St Mary’s University historic campus and the opportunity to attend Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
The cost of this conference is £30 (including sandwich lunch). Reductions available, please enquire for further information.
Location: Waldegrave Drawing Room, St Mary's University
10:05 Professor Tom O’Loughlin: The Protevangelium of James and the imaginary reconstruction of the Temple in the mid-second century CE
11:15 Revd. Dr Simon Gaine OP: Why did the Dominicans oppose the Immaculate Conception?
12:15 Marian-themed tour of St Mary’s University’s historic campus
13:00-14:30 Lunch break*
14:30 Dr Jacob Phillips: A ‘Delicate, Perfect Flower’: On the Englishness of the Immaculate Conception
15:45 Dr Catherine O’Brien: Filming the Sacred: The Origins of Mary and Jesus in Cinematic Narratives
16:45 Concluding remarks
17:00 Close of conference
* There will be the opportunity to attend Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at 13:00 in the Chapel.
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