The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity

eBook - 2010
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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{u2019}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{u2019}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{u2019}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.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0834822601 (electronic bk.)
9780834822603 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 226.092 BOU
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 289 pages)

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