The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle

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Polebridge Press, 2003 - Religion - 230 pages
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Lost for more than fifteen hundred years, the Gospel of Mary is the only existing early Christian gospel written in the name of a woman. Karen L. King tells the story of the recovery of this remarkable gospel and offers a new translation. This brief narrative rejects Jesus' suffering and death as a path to eternal life and exposes the view that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute for what it is--a piece of theological fiction. The Gospel of Mary of Magdala offers a fascinating glimpse into the conflicts and controversies that shaped earliest Christianity.

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King (ecclesiastical history, Harvard Divinity Sch.) is one of the foremost interpreters of gnosticism for the contemporary lay audience and author of the outstanding introduction What Is Gnosticism ... Read full review

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Karen L. King is the Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Harvard University in the Divinity School.

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