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Bridges and Boundaries: The Role of The Virgin Mary in Faith and Culture

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Bridges and Boundaries: The Role of The Virgin Mary in Faith and Culture

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This conference will focus on the role of the Virgin Mary as a point of mediation. She is a link between the three Abrahamic faiths as a Jewish mother whose son Jesus is worshipped by Christians and revered by Muslims; and a sacred female symbol who has inspired diverse works of culture across the centuries.

The speakers will explore the significance of the Virgin Mary as a bridge between different faith traditions; and they will also examine the manifold ways in which the Marian image traverses boundaries in both theology and popular culture.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Rev. Johann Roten, s.m.(The International Marian Research Institute, University of Dayton, US)
  • Professor Salvador Ryan (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland)
  • Dr Teresa Witcombe (University of Exeter)
  • Dr Eileen Rubery (London School of Mosaics)
  • Dr Mary Frances McKenna (Independent Scholar)
  • Dr Sarah Jane Boss (St Mary’s College, Oscott)
  • Professor Zeki Saritoprak (John Carroll University, US)
  • Ingrid Stellmacher (Le Menach Foundation)
  • Dr Jacob Phillips (St Mary's University)
  • Professor Brian K. Reynolds (Fu Jen University, Taiwan)

Booking information to follow shortly.

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