Lumen et Vita

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Lumen et Vita, meaning “Light and Life,” is the graduate journal of Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. We attempt to present the best research and reviews of our diverse student body, while using an online, open access format that will encourage ongoing dialogue both in the School and in the wider academic community. For our mission statement and more information, please see our “About” page.


Vol 8, No 2 (2018): Love and Ecstasy: Emptying the Self, Encountering the Other


Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy (c. 1611, 1613-1620), by Artemisia Gentileschi

Mary Magdalene in Ectasy (c. 1611, 1613-1620)
Artemisia Gentileschi
(Attribution: Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)