annual Bible Symposium
LAKELAND, Fla. (March
22, 2004) - FSC's Department of Religion and Philosophy sponsors
its annual Bible Symposium April 1 and 2. The event will be held
in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room starting Thursday at 10 a.m.
with registration at 9:30 a.m. The day's sessions conclude at 3
p.m. Friday's sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and the symposium will
adjourn at 1 p.m.
This year's theme is "Mary Magdalene in Contemporary Research."
This topic has been the focus of considerable research among New
Testament scholars for many years. The discussion of Mary, her relationship
to Jesus, and her origin and place in the gospel traditions will
be led by four New Testament scholars in the sessions below.
10:00 a.m. "Did Mary Magdalene Exist Before Mark Invented
Her?" Dr. Dennis R. MacDonald, John Wesley Professor
of New Testament and Christian Origins, Claremont School of
1:00 p.m. "Mary Magdalene: Venerated Sinner or
Denigrated Saint?" Dr. Ann Graham Brock, author and
8:30 a.m. "Mary Magdalene as Gnostic Revealer"
Dr. Pheme Perkins, Professor of New Testament, Boston College
10:45 a.m. "Is It Conceivable That Jesus Married Mary Magdalene?"
Dr. James H. Charlesworth, George L. Collord Professor
of New Testament Language and Literature, Princeton Theological
Registration fee is $25
($10 for retired persons). Students with appropriate ID are admitted
free. Lunch on Thursday will be available in the Hollis Room for
$5. For further information and reservations, contact Beverly Johnson
in the religion department at 680-4180 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.