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Mary Magdalene Understood
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Mary Magdalene Understood

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Mary Magdalene Understood by Jane Schaberg

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The book begins with a visit to the long-neglected site of ancient Magdala on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Unexcavated and slipping into the sea, Migdal stands as a reminder of the lost history of Mary Magdalene, and of ancient women. From Migdal, the reader moves back in history, looking through Mary's legends to her fame and notoriety. UNDERSTOOD then explores the silence, conflation, and distortion that characterizes Mary's afterlife in text and image. There is Mary the Whore, the Demon-Possessed Madwoman, and the Penitent. All give glimpses into the significant social anxiety generated by women's sexuality, intelligence, and spirituality--power. Mary's medieval and modern legends are contrasted sharply with her depiction in the Gnostic and apocryphal materials of Tomas and Philip. The scrolls of Nag Hammadi are discussed, and Mary's role as visionary and leader are looked at--all giving a portrait of Mary's prominence in the early centuries of Christianity. Mary's story is part of an overall egalitarian and mystical movement that interpreted the absence of Jesus' body as a powerful and prophetic sign of God's vindication of the world's suffering. The conclusion takes us back to the contemporary world. A reconstruction of Mary Magdalene and a Magdlene Christianity might be a source for social transformation. An epilogue, completely new to this book, looks at the phenomenon of THE DA VINCI CODE.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826418999
ISBN-10: 0826418996
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Pages: 178
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Mary Magdalene Understood by Jane Schaberg Mary Magdalene Understood, Hardback (December 2006)

Unexcavated and slipping into the sea, Migdal stands as a reminder of the lost history of Mary Magdalene, and of ancient women. This work begins with a visit to the site of ancient Magdala on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. From Migdal, it takes the reader back in history, looking through Mary's legends to her fame and notoriety.

On the Cutting Edge: the Study of Women in the Biblical World by Jane Schaberg On the Cutting Edge: the Study of Women in the Biblical World, Paperback (March 2003)

These essay in honour of Professor Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza draw on international feminist scholarship indebted to her ground-breaking achievements in the areas of biblical studies, feminist thought and social justice.

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Author Biography - Jane Schaberg

Jane Schaberg is Professor of Religious Studies and Women's Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy. She is the author of The Illegitimacy of Jesus, and an editor of On the Cutting Edge: The Study of Women in the Biblical World. As an acknowledged expert on Mary Magdalene, she has appeared in the Washington Times, on CNN and in Newsweek. Melanie Johnson-Debaufre is Assistant Professor of Religion at Luther College.

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