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Miraculous Conceptions: the Origins of Mary and Jesus in Theology and Story-Telling

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Miraculous Conceptions: the Origins of Mary and Jesus in Theology and Story-Telling

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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

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

10:00 Welcome

10:05 Professor Tom O’Loughlin: The Protevangelium of James and the imaginary reconstruction of the Temple in the mid-second century CE

11:00 Break

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

15:30 Break

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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For more information about this event please contact Catherine.OBrien@Roehampton.ac.uk.


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