The Magi: Who They Were, How They've Been Remembered, and Why They Still Fascinate

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Monday 5 December 2022
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Sheffield Centre for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies

Eric Vanden Eykel Magi, The Magi: Who They Were, How They've Been Remembered, and Why They Still Fascinate

This paper examines the Magi story, its enrichments and expansions in apocryphal writing and early Christian preaching, its artistic expressions, and its modern legacy in writing and music. It will explore the fascination the Magi story elicits in both ancient and modern readers and what the legacy tells us about its storytellers--and ourselves

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