St. Mary's College Center for Spirituality Madeleva Lecture: “Dining at the Table of Holy Wisdom: Global Hungers and Feminist Biblical Interpretation”


Location: St. Mary's College

Madeleva Lecture Series

35th Madeleva Lecture

Dining at the Table of Holy Wisdom: Global Hungers and Feminist Biblical Interpretation

Barbara E. Reid, OP, Ph.D.
President, Catholic Theological Union
Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P. Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies

April 15, 2021, 7:00 pm EST via Zoom

In the book of Proverbs, Woman Wisdom invites all who want to learn her wise ways: “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed.  Lay aside immaturity and live and walk in the way of insight.” Like Wisdom’s feast, feminist interpretation of the Scriptures offers rich fare for addressing today’s global hungers, particularly those of women and other disadvantaged persons who long for the full flourishing of all creation.  This presentation will explore texts in the Gospel of Luke in which women participate in, produce, prepare, and serve satisfying feasts (both literal and metaphorical) including: Mary, the mother of Jesus, Elizabeth, Anna, Simon’s mother-in-law, Mary and Martha, Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna, and the other Galilean women.

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