Living, Ageing, Dying: Exploring the Life Course in Dialogue with Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Macrina

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This study day will take as its guide the fourth century Cappadocian abbess, Saint Macrina, as she is mediated to us through the writing of Gregory of Nyssa. We will consider especially the interrelation of her living and dying, asking how her living prepares for a distinctive kind of dying, and examine how the particular practices of her life frames the meaning of her death.  Her example will help us critically engage with a number of troubling presumptions about ageing and dying in our own era.

Course Leader: Dr Jessica Scott
Date: Wednesday March 16th 2022, 10.30am– 4.00pm (includes lunch and coffee breaks)

Cost:  £50

Early bird price £45 if you register before 16 January 2022.  Enter EB on the Eventbrite ticket page.

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