THE MAGI: WHO THEY WERE, HOW THEY’VE BEEN REMEMBERED, AND WHY THEY STILL FASCINATE with Eric Vanden Eykel and Jacques Lamarre (Virtual)
December 13 • 7:00 pmFREE
Eric Vanden Eykel will discuss the Magi and how a story of only twelve verses went on to create a rich literary and artistic tradition. He will discuss the birth of the Magi story, its enrichments and its artistic expressions, and its legacy in our modern culture. Join us to hear how the Magi story has elicited fascination in the last two thousand years and what its legacy tells us about its storytellers—and ourselves.
FREE Virtual Event! REGISTER HERE.
Copies of The Magi are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eric is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies and the Forrest S. Williams Teaching Chair in the Humanities at Ferrum College in Virginia. His research focuses on early Christian literature, with a particular focus on texts and traditions about the infancies and childhoods of Jesus and Mary. He is the author of “But Their Faces Were All Looking Up”: Author and Reader in the Protevangelium of James (Bloomsbury), and co-editor of Sex, Violence, and Early Christian Texts (Lexington Books). He also serves as a general editor for the Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies.
Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers.