Myths of Mary Magdalene

Myths of Mary Magdalene


Join professor of mythology and cultural history Kayleen Asbo for a seven week pay-what-you-will series on this fascinating and pivotal Christian figure in art, music, legend, and literature. From her earliest depictions in the canonical Gospels to the modern portrayals in novels, movies and the opera, you will learn how the woman closest to Jesus continues to inspire creativity, hope and healing. You can enroll in one class or the whole series, and audio recordings are available to listen to after the broadcast.

May 1: FREE introduction: The Many Faces of Mary Magdalene
May 8: The Canonical Magdalene
May 15: The Contemplative Conflation: Mary of Bethany
May 22: Enter the Penitent Prostitute
May 29: Heretics and Troubadours: Legends of the Magdalene in France
June 5: The Gnostic Magdalene
June 12: Anthropos: A Magdalene for Our Times

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1. Philip Jonckheer wrote:
Kayleen shines a beacon of truth and transparency on Mary Magdalene's many stories bringing to light the variegated dimensions that inform this pivotal religious figure. As Kayleen presents her irrefutable scholarship on Mary Magdalene we all are naturally encouraged to develop a deeper, beautiful and more meaningful appreciation of what defines our humanity.

Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 11:12 PM

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