Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tracing the Footsteps of Jesus

Jennifer Hevelone-Harper ’92, associate professor of history, has recently published “Tracing the Footsteps of Jesus” in Christian History and Biography: The Holy Land: issue 97.

She tells the story of Egeria, a fourth-century pilgrim whose account of her journey to the Holy Land is “unusual for its time because a woman wrote it, but her activities were not out of the ordinary.” Like other pilgrims, Egeria was “motivated by a desire to see the places where Jesus lived, to visit the sites associated with the Old Testament patriarchs and prophets, and to meet holy men and women practicing monasticism.” Read more...

Hevelone-Harper will be interviewed by Prime Time America Thursday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. You may listen to the program here.

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