Women's Studies, Christian-Style

ROME, NOV. 9, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The «Woman and Christianity» program at Rome’s Marianum theological faculty has been inaugurated with the first public lecture entitled «For a History of Woman.»

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Servant of Mary Father Silvano Maggiani, rector of the faculty, said that «in the courses of the chair, theology is taught in a feminine vein,» emphasizing that an attempt is made to go «ever more profoundly into the mystery of Mary, the woman of Nazareth.»

The public lecture was given by professor Stella Morra, an expert in mysticism and lecturer at the Gregorian University.

The chair of the program is held by Cettina Militello, president of the Italian Society of Theological Research.

An objective of the program is to study the relationship between woman and Mary of Nazareth. In this context, it seeks to «evaluate the influence that Mary’s figure has had in the way of conceiving the person-woman, her dignity and her role in society and in the Church,» explained the organizers.

For more information, contact marianum@marianum.it.

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