Mary of Bethany's Repose

Natasha Duquette

    • Monday, March 31, 2014
    • 9:30–10:20 a.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium
  • Open to: Students

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

Martha of Bethany rushed around trying to serve the Lord as her sister Mary sat peacefully at His feet. Jesus said that Mary of Bethany had chosen the better way. Mary’s posture of open childlike wonder models a contemplative scholar looking up to her Lord in quiet receptivity. How can this be a model for us today as we seek to adopt a similar posture in our studies as faculty and students at Biola University? How could such openness to truly hearing God lead us to a “Peace that passes understanding”? In this chapel we will pray for rest, peace, rejuvenation, and a renewed sense of purpose and meaning.


Natasha Duquette

Natasha Duquette received her MA from the University of Toronto and her PhD from Queen’s University. She is associate professor and chair of the English Department at Biola University where she teaches courses on eighteenth-century literature, Jane Austen, and critical theory. She has edited two collections, Sublimer Aspects: Interfaces between Literature, Aesthetics, and Theology (Cambridge Scholars, 2007) and Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony (Lehigh University Press, 2013). For the Chawton House Library series, she created an edition of Helen Maria Williams’s Julia (Pickering & Chatto, 2009). Her monograph Veiled Intent: Dissenting Women’s Aesthetic Approach to Biblical Hermeneutics is forthcoming with Pickwick Publications. She lives in Fullerton, California, with her husband Frederick Duquette and two dogs Esmeé the pug and Zamor the papillon. 


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