Suffolk Theology Forum

Exploring Christian theological issues in an open, non-partisan way

Thursday 2nd May 2019 at 7:30 PM

Refreshments available from 7:00 PM

Professor Joan Taylor

Theology & Religious Studies Dept, Kingís College, London

will speak on

Mary Magdalene in history, literature & film

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After a BA degree at Auckland University, New Zealand, Joan studied at the University of Otago, the British School of Archaeology and New College, Edinburgh University. She was then appointed lecturer (subsequently senior lecturer) at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. In 1995 she won an Irene Levi-Sala Award in Israelís archaeology, for the book version of her PhD thesis, Christians and the Holy Places (Oxford: Clarendon, 1993, rev. 2003). In 1996-7 she was Visiting Lecturer and Research Associate in Womenís Studies in New Testament at Harvard Divinity School, a position she held in association with a Fulbright Award. She has also been Honorary Research Fellow in the Departments of History and Jewish Studies at

University College London. She has taught at Kingís College London since 2009. She has written numerous books and articles in her fields of interest including the historical figures of Jesus of Nazareth, John the Baptist, Judas Iscariot, Paul, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene, and other New Testament persons, both in terms of the ancient evidence and how they have been constructed over time, including in modern literature and film.


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