Religious Studies

Batey Lecture Series: The Gospel of Mary Reads the Gospel of John

The Batey Lecture Series at Rhodes College presents Karen L. King, Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard University

According to the Gospel of John, the first witness to the resurrected Jesus was Mary Magdalene. An ancient gospel newly found in Egypt, the Gospel
of Mary, elaborates this account, describing the Savior’s conversation with her and his later appearance to the other disciples. While not historically accurate, the Gospel of Mary is the earliest narrative interpretation of the Gospel of John that has survived, and it reveals a new kind of Johannine Christianity.

Why the Reformation Still Matters: Batey Lecture Series

Brad S. Gregory (Ph.D., Princeton University) is Professor of History and Dorothy G. Griffin Collegiate Chair at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also the Director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Before arriving at Notre Dame, he taught at Stanford University and was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. He specializes in the history of Christianity in Europe during the Reformation and on the long-term influence of this era on the modern world.

Brooke Schedneck

Brooke Schedneck received her B.A. from Boston University, majoring in religious studies. She holds an M.T.S,. focusing on World Religions, from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. in Asian Religions from Arizona State University. Her research interests include contemporary Buddhism, religions of Southeast Asia, gender in Asian religions, and religious tourism. Previous research explored the history of modern vipassana meditation, specifically investigating Thailand’s international meditation centers, which resulted in her first book.


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