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Brent Landau, UT Department of Religious Studies

  • December 13, 2017
  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

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Christmas from the Wise Men's Point of View

Many Christians are familiar with the story of the Magi (better known as the "Wise Men" or the "Three Kings"), but you may not be aware of an early Christian writing that purports to be the personal testimony of the Magi on the events surrounding the coming of Christ. It is by far the longest early Christian text devoted to these figures and contains several fascinating interpretations of the biblical Magi story not seen elsewhere.

Come hear Brent Landau, UT professor of Religious Studies, discuss this fascinating text and what it means for the Christmas Story.

About our speaker:

Brent Landau is a lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Th.D and M.Div from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Iowa. Brent's chief research is on ancient Christian apocryphal writings, particularly traditions about Jesus' birth and childhood and fragments of Christian Apocrypha preserved on papyri. He is also the author of Revelation of the Magi: The Lost Tale of the Wise Men’s Journey to Bethlehem.

Agenda:

6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

7:50am - Speaker Introduction

8:20am - Q&A

8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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