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.

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].

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.

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: 0061965952

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Mary Magdalene, Jesus's Closest Disciple Marvin Meyer, one of the foremost scholars of the Gnostic Gospels: translates and introduces the Gnostic and New Testament texts that together reveal the story and importance of Mary Magdalene includes new translations of the Gospels of Mary, Thomas, Philip, and related texts about Mary Magdalene discloses, with Esther A. De Boer, the long-suppressed story of Mary's vital role in the life of Jesus and in the formative period after his crucifixion presents as authentically as possible the real Mary Magdalene

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.

The Gospel of Mark

Author: Mary Healy,Peter Williamson

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801035864

Category: Religion

Page: 348

View: 4635


This volume inaugurates a series of accessibly written yet substantive commentaries for use in Catholic universities, seminaries, and parishes.

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.

The Gospel of Mary

A Month with the Mother of God

Author: Gabriele Amorth

Publisher: Saint Pauls/Alba House

ISBN: 9780818908712

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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A book of sound doctrine and easy reading, which will be a treasure to those who are looking to deepen their own spiritual life and love for her who is Mother of the Church and mother of us all.

The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom

Author: Stevan L. Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974566740

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Discovered in Egypt in 1945 as part of the Nag Hammadi Library, the Gospel of Thomas was long considered irrelevant to the study of Jesus' teachings. Stevan Davies' influential The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom overturned this view, and enabled the Gospel of Thomas to be taken seriously as a source for the earliest Christianity. This Bardic Press edition brings a classic work of accessible scholarshp back into print. A entirely new forty page introduction discusses recent developments in scholarship, looks at Thomas' independence from the New Testament gospels, discusses the role of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel Thomas, and offers a variety of valuable insights. A fascinating additional essay speculates that Thomas may have been used as an oracle text in a similar way to the I Ching.

Lazarus, Mary and Martha

Social-scientific Approaches to the Gospel of John

Author: Philip Francis Esler,Ronald Allen Piper

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800638306

Category: Religion

Page: 201

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Lazarus, Martha, and Mary: reframing the discussion -- Social identity and prototypes: a social-scientific model for historical and theological application -- Johannine processing of the past in relation to Lazarus, Martha, and Mary -- Lazarus, Martha, and Mary as prototypes -- The raising of Lazarus from the dead as prototypical -- The resurrection of Lazarus in early Christian art -- A theological conclusion: the raising of Lazarus and Christian identity.