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