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The secret Magdalene : a novel

Author: Ki Longfellow
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st rev. edView all editions and formats
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Raised like sisters, Mariamne and Salome are indulged with riches, position, and learning-a rare thing for females in Jerusalem. But Mariamne has a further gift: an illness has left her with visions; she has the power of prophecy. It is her prophesying that drives the two girls to flee to Egypt, where they study philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy in the Great Library of Alexandria.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Christian fiction
Named Person: Mary Magdalene, Saint; Mary Magdalene, Saint.
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ki Longfellow
ISBN: 0307346668 9780307346667 9780307346674 0307346676
OCLC Number: 68416898
Notes: "Originally published in a different form by Eio Books, Brattleboro, in 2005"--Title page verso.
Description: 434 pages : map ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Ki Longfellow.
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Raised like sisters, Mariamne and Salome are indulged with riches, position, and learning-a rare thing for females in Jerusalem. But Mariamne has a further gift: an illness has left her with visions; she has the power of prophecy. It is her prophesying that drives the two girls to flee to Egypt, where they study philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy in the Great Library of Alexandria.

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Stunning experience

by JoneJ (WorldCat user published 2009-09-15) Excellent Permalink

It's as if this writer had gone through all her characters go through.  It was real and profound and an exciting read that just doesn't pass the time, but changes it.

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by Simone999 (WorldCat user published 2007-07-08) Excellent Permalink
Profound adventure based on the West's greatest myth, or story. Also a clear and compelling explanation of gnosis, the Greek word that loosely translates as "enlightenment." IMO, bound to become a classic, slowly growing in stature as it is read and absorbed by anyone hungry for a meaningful read as...
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