The Gospel of Mary of Magdala

Jesus and the First Woman Apostle

Author: Karen L. King

Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst

ISBN: 9780944344583

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Presents a new translation of the Gospel of Mary, discusses its presentation of the teachings of Jesus, and compares it to other early Christian writings in the context of early Church teachings.
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Forbidden Oracles?

The Gospel of the Lots of Mary

Author: AnneMarie Luijendijk

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161528590

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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"This book centers on The Gospel of the Lots of Mary, a previously unknown text preserved in a fifth- or sixth-century Coptic miniature codex. It presents the first critical edition and translation of this new text. My book is also a project about religious praxis and authority, as I situate the manuscript within the context of practices of and debates around divination in the ancient Mediterranean world."--Preface, p. [vii].
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The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

Author: Jean-Yves Leloup

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594776415

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Restores to the forefront of the Christian tradition the importance of the divine feminine • The first complete English-language translation of the original Coptic Gospel of Mary, with line-by-line commentary • Reveals the eminence of the divine feminine in Christian thought • Offers a new perspective on the life of one of the most controversial figures in the Western spiritual tradition Perhaps no figure in biblical scholarship has been the subject of more controversy and debate than Mary Magdalene. Also known as Miriam of Magdala, Mary Magdalene was considered by the apostle John to be the founder of Christianity because she was the first witness to the Resurrection. In most theological studies she has been depicted as a reformed prostitute, the redeemed sinner who exemplifies Christ's mercy. Today's reader can ponder her role in the gospels of Philip, Thomas, Peter, and Bartholomew--the collection of what have come to be known as the Gnostic gospels rejected by the early Christian church. Mary's own gospel is among these, but until now it has remained unknown to the public at large. Orthodox theologian Jean-Yves Leloup's translation of the Gospel of Mary from the Coptic and his thorough and profound commentary on this text are presented here for the first time in English. The gospel text and the spiritual exegesis of Leloup together reveal unique teachings that emphasize the eminence of the divine feminine and an abiding love of nature over the dualistic and ascetic interpretations of Christianity presented elsewhere. What emerges from this important source text and commentary is a renewal of the sacred feminine in the Western spiritual tradition and a new vision for Christian thought and faith throughout the world.
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The Gospel of Mary

Listening to the Beloved Disciple

Author: Esther De Boer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826480019

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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The success of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code has raised new interest in Mary Magdalene and in the Gospel of Mary. Here, the author examines Mary Magdalene's influence on the beginnings of Christianity and asks what was her impact and her message? And furthermore, what became of her and her ideas? Esther de Boer studies the Gospel of Mary (the only Gospel to be named after a woman) to discover what it reveals about Mary Magdalene and to determine the origin of its portrayal. She argues that the Gospel of Mary is not a Gnostic writing but is more closely related to the writings of Philo, the letters of Paul and the Gospel of John. She demonstrates that esteem of Mary Magdalene did not just belong to the Gnostic tradition but to a broader Christian context. In order to determine this context, the study identifies the different portrayals of Mary Magdalene in the New Testament, analyses their concepts of discipleship and their views on women, and investigates their historical 'reality'. Esther de Boer concludes that the portrayal of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of Mary is close to that in the Gospel of John, and investigates the possibility that she is concealed in the Johannine disciple loved by Jesus.
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Gnostic Gospels (Sacred Texts)

Including the Gospel of Judas, the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene

Author: Alan Jacobs

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1786780569

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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The selections made in this volume shed light on these esoteric doctrines revealing intimate conversations between Jesus and his Disciples. The Gospel of Mary Magdalene throws new light on his relationship with this favourite disciple. The Gospel of Thomas contains concentrated mini-parables, containing deep inward and symbolic meaning, many of which are not found in the New Testament. The texts chosen are relevant to many of the perplexities of contemporary life and deal with the questions of good and evil, sin and suffering and the path to salvation.
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The Woman Jesus Loved

Mary Magdalene in the Nag Hammadi Library and Related Documents

Author: A. S. Marjanen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004106581

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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This book is the first comprehensive study on the picture and use of the figure of Mary Magdalene in those second and third century Coptic and Greek Gnostic texts in which Jesus' most famous female follower gains a prominent position.
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The Gospels of Mary

The Secret Tradition of Mary Magdalene, the Companion of Jesus

Author: Marvin W. Meyer,Esther A. De Boer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060727918

Category: Religion

Page: 122

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An analysis of the role of Mary Magdalene in the origins of Christianity presents the "Gospel of Mary" and other religious writings, contending that the Church suppressed her story and that she was among Jesus's closest followers.
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The Crucifixion of Mary Magdalene

The Historical Tradition of the First Apostle and the Ancient Church's Campaign to Suppress It

Author: Richard J. Hooper

Publisher: Sanctuary Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780974699547

Category: Religion

Page: 321

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From the earliest days of Christianity, Mary Magdalene has been the subject of controversy, rumour and innuendo. This volume says, the historical Mary was neither a prostitute nor the wife of Jesus. Shortly after Jesus died, Mary had a powerful experience of the living Jesus and, as a consequence, became the first apostle of Christianity.
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The Infancy Gospels of Jesus

Apocryphal Tales from the Childhoods of Mary and Jesus--annotated & Explained

Author: N.A

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594732582

Category: Religion

Page: 141

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Presents influential apocryphal stories about the young Jesus and tales that provide the basis for Mary's biography and ideas about her purity. Will give you a deeper understanding of the devotion Christians feel for Mary and the holy infant Jesus.
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The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity

Author: Cynthia Bourgeault

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822603

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Mary Magdalene is one of the most influential symbols in the history of Christianity—yet, if you look in the Bible, you’ll find only a handful of verses that speak of her. How did she become such a compelling saint in the face of such paltry evidence? In her effort to answer that question, Cynthia Bourgeault examines the Bible, church tradition, art, legend, and newly discovered texts to see what’s there. She then applies her own reasoning and intuition, informed by the wisdom of the ages-old Christian contemplative tradition. What emerges is a radical view of Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s most important disciple, the one he considered to understand his teaching best. That teaching was characterized by a nondualistic approach to the world and by a deep understanding of the value of the feminine. Cynthia shows how an understanding of Mary Magdalene can revitalize contemporary Christianity, how Christians and others can, through her, find their way to Jesus’s original teachings and apply them to their modern lives.
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