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Womb of Mercy: God as Mother in Julian of Norwich (via Zoom)
January 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
Julian of Norwich, a fourteenth century woman recluse, has become increasingly popular in recent years because her ideas about the pervasive meaning of God’s love seem especially pertinent and needed here in the twenty-first century. A famous and significant part of her teaching was her assertion, repeated often in her “Showings,” that God is our Mother, that Jesus is our Mother. This language, certainly unconventional in its time, speaks powerfully to many in the Christian tradition today. We will explore her notion of God’s Motherhood in this lecture and discussion. What did she mean by it? How could it belong to the context of medieval spirituality? How does her expression relate to the power of metaphors and to the social construction of gender? What does her imagery, taken in its own context, mean for us today?
Wednesday, January 27, 7-8 p.m. CST. The zoom link will be sent via email on the morning of the event.
$10/person fee. Registration deadline is Tuesday, January 26 at 4 p.m.
Presenter: John Eby has his Ph.D. in Medieval History and teaches subjects such as Medieval Christianity, Islamic History, the Reformation, and Jesus and Gandhi at Loras College. He co-authored The Collapse of Apartheid, South Africa 1993, and leads the Children of Abraham interfaith movement in Dubuque, as well as co-leads the Interfaith Leaders Program at Loras.