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.

Mary Magdalene

The Woman Whom Jesus Loved

Author: Robin Griffith-Jones

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 1853118184

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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The figure of Mary Magdalen has fascinated and perplexed people for centuries. She is portrayed in the Gospels as a neurotic woman, possibly with a past, yet she is the first to encounter the risen Christ and he charges her with the responsibility of proclaiming the resurrection. She is therefore Christianity's first evangelist - a difficult concept for churches with exclusively male hierarchies who prefer to think of her as just a reformed prostitute. The belief that Mary Magdalen was married to Jesus and that the Church has tried to suppress this truth was not invented in recent years but is almost as old as Christianity itself. This gives a grand tour through 2000 years history, art and tradition with surprises and discoveries all the way.

Jesus, the Man Who Loved Women

He Treasures, Esteems, and Delights in You

Author: Bruce Marchiano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451696671

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This stirring book explores Jesus's heart and compassion for every woman—giving them undeniable value and significance. Based on Jesus's encounters with women during the time of his ministry, this tender book uncovers how time and again Jesus went against the traditional conventions of his era by treating women with respect and love, showing the world what a vital role they play. Jesus lived in an era where women were considered property and of little value as significant individuals. But by following Jesus's example, readers will see how women should be cherished and uplifted. Each chapter touches on Jesus's interactions with a specific woman, their conversations, and the gifts he bestows upon her. One tells of the widow who was burying her son, only to have Jesus resurrect him. Another is of the woman who was crippled for eighteen years and how Jesus not only freed her from her physical malady, but freed her spirit as well. But more than a mere retelling of these encounters, this book is a love story—a romance between the Creator of the universe come to earth and the women he came to know. Through these women, we see his love and compassion for every woman, and we watch as he lifts us all out of our ordinariness into the sublime intentions he planned for us since the beginning of time.

Women and Christian Origins

Author: Ross Shepard Kraemer,Mary Rose D'Angelo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195355911

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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This new collection of fourteen integrated, original essays by prominent scholars and experienced teachers provides a comprehensive and accessible entree to current research on women and the origins of Christianity. Engaging for both the interested reader and the specialist in religion, Women and Christian Origins is sensitive to feminist theory and attentive to distinctions between the (re)construction of women's history in early Christian churches and ancient constructions of gender difference

The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

Author: Reverend Elkan V. Kemp

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468535358

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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It was his survival of a near fatal head-on collision in 1940 that turned Elkan Kemps life around. After crossing the threshold of death twice while hospitalized, he gained a new perspective on life and on death, as well. During his six years in the Air Corps, he met his dream-girl while at Pearl Harbor, and they were married. Elkan Kemp began his college education in 1946 at the University of Iowa. There he obtained both a BA and an MA degree, with majors in Sociology and Religion. It was during this time that his interests included in-depth studies of the Old Testament under Rabbi Judah Goldin. He studied religion under Dr. Marcus Bach and Theology under several Jesuit priests. He learned five dialects in Greek and received honors in Phi Eta Sigma, Eta Sigma Phi and Phi Beta Kappa. Reverend Kemps religious studies at the University of Iowa led him to three years of graduate work at the San Francisco Theological Seminary which included research in Greek and advanced Hebrew. He also went on to earn a divinity degree and a Seminary Fellowship for study at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His experience at the University of Edinburgh led him to more advanced work in Hebrew and extensive studies of the Muslim religion. With a Ph.D. thesis entitled, Life, Death and What Comes After, Elkan Kemps education now led him to his lifelong devotion to pastoral work. After teaching from the Bible for more than 60 years, Reverend Kemp became aware of just how many thinking people have been frustrated by the walls of religious myth, legend, creed and dogma that the churches and synagogues have erected. His decision to write this book came out of a desire to ease those frustrations by helping people to break down those walls. There was a practical side to his effort. He sat with many deeply religious laymen and ministers who came to that event we call death, with great anxiety. Reverend Kemp believes that it is evident that the Judaeo-Christian religion is not working, for those walls require a hand-me-down religion and this does not work. Reverend Kemp states, We truly believe only what we know about our God first hand. I hope, with this book, people will be able to find that experience and to have a full life, and then come to death with a firm, happy confidence . . . not just a vague hope.

Mary Magdalene A Woman Who Loved Jesus

Author: Joy Melissa Jensen

Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House

ISBN: 8771327444

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 18

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The Famous People of the Bible is a series for children ages 2-5 that tells the story of some of the most well-known people from the Bible. With simple words and colourful illustrations, these books show the smallest kids why these biblical characters are indeed famous.


The Other St. Mary

Author: B. Woodward

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438943806

Category: Religion

Page: 48

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"The preponderance of the evidence will prove the case. My intention with this book is to do just that, to show, as much as possible, all of this available information and to present it in such a way so as to prove to the unbiased observer the following. That the person described as "the desciple that Jesus loved" was Mary Magdalene. That she had been the one who had anointed Jesus as the Christ. That she had authored the fourth gospel, known as the gospel of John, and that she and Jesus were married." B. Woodward

Thomas at the Crossroads

Essays on the Gospel of Thomas

Author: Risto Uro

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567086070

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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The Gospel of Thomas, discovered as a Coptic translation in the Nag Hammadi Library, is one of the most debated early Christian writings. In Thomas at the Crossroads a team of experts offers new perspectives on the Gospel and demonstrates the various ways in which it sheds light on the ideological and social history of early Christianity. The book examines the major current issues in Thomasine studies, such as the role of oral and written traditions in the composition of the Gospel, Thomas' relationship with the Gospel of John and with Gnostic and ascetic tendencies in early Christianity, the Gospel's attitude to women followers of Jesus and to Jewish ritual practices.