UNH Hosts Harvard Religion Professor

Contact: Erika Mantz
603-862-1567
UNH Media Relations

October 23, 2003



DURHAM, N.H. - Karen King, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History in Harvard University's Divinity School, will talk about the implications of newly discovered “heretical” texts from Egypt on the history of early Christianity Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building room 302 on the campus of the University of New Hampshire. Her lecture, “History without Heresy: Reading the Gospel of Mary,” is free and open to the public.

Trained in comparative religions and historical studies, King pursues teaching and research in the history of Christianity and women's studies. Her new book, “What is Gnosticism?” looks at Christianity during its formative centuries and the array of groups, doctrines and beliefs that all claimed to be inspired in some way by Jesus.

For more information, contact David Frankfurter, director of UNH's Religious Studies Program, at (603) 862-3015 or davidTf@cisunix.unh.edu