The Miriamic Procession: Miriam/Mary/Maryam in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur’an

12:30-2:30 p.m. 6-week course begins 3/11 

Course participants will join the auditory and visual Miriamic procession starting with a glorious celebration of Miriam singing the “Song of the Sea” in Exodus 15, acclaiming Israel’s deliverance from pursuing Egyptians. In the New Testament, Mary, Jesus’ mother, sings the Magnificat after hearing a divine voice. Women disciples, especially Mary Magdalen, perceive that a voice at the empty tomb implies resurrection. Peter Abelard’s Easter sermon connects Miriam with Mary, and in other medieval texts there is an explosion of Marian visions and imagery.

Deirdre Good, Th.D., is a faculty member at the Stevenson School fo Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. She is the author of several books including Jesus’ Family Values (2006); Mariam, the Magdalen, and the Mother (2005); and Courage Beyond Fear: Re-Formation in Theological Education (with Katie Day). MSC.                    

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