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DATE: March 17, 2006

New Testament scholar Jane Schaberg to discuss recent interpretations of Mary Magdalene in talk at UM-Dearborn on April 4

DEARBORN---Jane Schaberg, professor of religious studies and women's studies at the University of Detroit-Mercy, will discuss recent interpretations of Mary Magdalene in a presentation at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Schaberg's talk, titled "New Testament Apocrypha: Mary Magdalene," will begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 in Room 1030 in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building at UM-Dearborn and is free and open to the public.

Schaberg teaches feminist interpretation, biblical studies and introductions to religious studies and women's studies at UD-Mercy. Her publications focus on the New Testament, including a commentary on the New Testament infancy narratives, on the Gospel of Luke, and on feminist contributions to historical and literary research.

In her recent research, Schaberg has studied the traditions and legends associated with the figure of Mary Magdalene, and her book titled "The Resurrection of Mary Magdalene: Legends, Apocrypha, and the Christian Testament," was reissued in paperback in 2004.

Her talk at UM-Dearborn is being held in conjunction with a course on the "Bible as Literature" taught by Prof. Scott DeGregorio, and is sponsored by the campus's Department of Humanities and the programs in Women's Studies and in Religious Studies.

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