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Mary Magdalene : a biography

Author: Bruce Chilton
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Throughout history, Mary Magdalene has been both revered and reviled, a woman who has taken on many forms-witch, whore, the incarnation of the eternal feminine, the devoted companion (and perhaps even the wife) of Jesus. In this new biography, biblical scholar Chilton offers an authoritative portrait of this fascinating woman. Through interpretations of ancient texts, he shows that Mary played a central role in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Chilton, Bruce.
Mary Magdalene.
New York : Doubleday, ©2005
(OCoLC)607702590
Online version:
Chilton, Bruce.
Mary Magdalene.
New York : Doubleday, ©2005
(OCoLC)607742832
Named Person: Mary Magdalene, Saint.; Jesus Christ; Maria Magdalena.; Jesus Christ.; Mary Magdalene, Saint.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Chilton
ISBN: 0385513178 9780385513173
OCLC Number: 58789029
Description: xvi, 220 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Marguerite --
Possessed --
The Magdalene --
Secret exorcism --
Mary's signature --
Nameless anointer --
"Thy name is as oil poured forth" --
Transfiguration at the tomb --
Ecstatic vision --
The scar --
Expurgating the Magdalene --
Orthodox ambivalence and the gnostic quest --
The breakout --
The goddess and the vixen --
Relics of the Magdalene.
Responsibility: Bruce Chilton.
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Throughout history, Mary Magdalene has been both revered and reviled, a woman who has taken on many forms-witch, whore, the incarnation of the eternal feminine, the devoted companion (and perhaps even the wife) of Jesus. In this new biography, biblical scholar Chilton offers an authoritative portrait of this fascinating woman. Through interpretations of ancient texts, he shows that Mary played a central role in Jesus'. He traces the evolving images of Mary Magdalene and the legends surrounding her, and explains why, despite her prominence, the Gospels actually say so little about her. In a look at the Church's attitudes toward women, he investigates Christian misogyny in the ancient world, including the suppression of women priests who patterned their activities on Mary's; explores the impact of Gnostic ambivalence toward women on its depictions of Mary; and shows that these traditions still influence modern portrayals of her.--From publisher description.

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