Bernard McGinn, a leading scholar of mysticism and spirituality in the Western Christian tradition and best-selling author, will discuss “How Many Uses Does Water Have? Medieval Mystics and the Bible” at University of Richmond March 3, 4:30 p.m., in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.

McGinn, the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School, has also written extensively on Jewish mysticism, the history of apocalyptic thought and medieval Christianity. He is a recipient of a Mellon Foundation Grant, Fulbright-Hays Research Fellowship and Lily Foundation Senior Research Fellowship.

Sponsors for the talk are University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies, Department of Religious Studies and Department of History; Virginia Commonwealth University’s Religious Studies Program and The Dialogue Forum; and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

For more information, visit or call Shannon Best at 804-287-6522.

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