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Was Jesus Married, Really? The Latest on Mary Magdalene and Other Women Around Him



Was Jesus Married, Really? The Latest on Mary Magdalene and Other Women Around Him

Was Jesus Married, Really? The Latest on Mary Magdalene and Other Women Around Him

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Chicago, IL


22 ott


Films and novels, works of art and scholarly books had already prepared us. So, when six years ago an ancient papyrus fragment written in Coptic told the world that Jesus called Mary Magdalene "my Wife", we were all ready to believe it. Later emerged clues in favor of the writing being a forgery, but the question remained: Was Jesus Married? And who were all the women who traveled with him?

Three scholars, Prof. Edmondo Lupieri, Loyola University, Chicago; Prof. Alberto Camplani, “Sapienza” University of Rome; Prof. David Creech, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, discuss the historical and literary evidence regarding Jesus's marital status.

An alumnus of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Edmondo Lupieri taught at the universities of Rome, Turin, and Udine, and presently holds the John Cardinal Cody Endowed Chair in Theology at Loyola University, Chicago. He has published a number of books and articles on New Testament, Early Christianity, Christian and non-Christian Gnosticism, various phenomena of religious Syncretism involving Christian elements.

Alberto Camplani is professor of History of Christianity at “Sapienza University of Rome”, Syriac literature in “Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum”, and New Testament philology and exegesis in the “Catholic University of Milan”. Since 2013 he is director of Adamantius. Annuario di Letteratura Cristiana Antica e di Studi Giudeoellenistici. His researches concern early Christianity in Syriac and Coptic language (Bardaisan, Aphrahat, Athanasius, Timothy Aelurus), episcopal institutions in Late Antiquity, Gnostic and Hermetic texts.

David Creech is Assistant Professor of Religion at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Prior to earning his Ph.D. in theology from Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Creech earned a B.A. in anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has written several articles and a monograph exploring the many varieties of early Christianities and their relationship to text and tradition.

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Data: Lun 22 Ott 2018

Orario: Dalle 18:00 alle 20:00

Organizzato da : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago

Ingresso : Libero


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