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Mary Magdalene

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Tradition and history have made of her "the other Mary." Even in the New Testament Mary Magdalene stands among women second only to Mary the Mother, albeit she has been reduced by the biblical Gospels to little more than a fallen woman redeemed by Jesus. In the Gnostic Gospels, however, Magdalene figures almost as significantly as Christ, who names her "the woman who knows all." The conflicting accounts of Mary Magdalene have sent best-selling author Lynn Picknett on a quest for the truth that has led her to the thirteenth-century cult of the Black Madonna, then back to Christianity's beginnings and earlier. Tracing Mary's name to Magdala in Egypt, Picknett learns that the term Magdal-eder means "tower of the flock," or Good Shepherd, a title also given to Jesus Christ. Based on her explorations into new scholarship on recently discovered Gnostic texts, Picknett finds a vital partnership between Jesus and Mary that synthesized Eastern and Egyptian mysticism and that promulgated gender equality, anointing rites, and sexual rituals. In that relationship, she discovers an alliance that Christ's Apostles and, later, the Catholic Church strove ardently to suppress. Picknett's revelations rarely fail to provoke at least a reconsideration of long-accepted church doctrine.

Synopsis:

Picknett presents a startling chronicle revealing the millennia long conspiracy to deny Mary Magdalene's vital role in Christian history as Jesus' priestess, catechizer, apostle, and lover.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786713110
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Location:
New York
Author:
Picknett, Lynn
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Bible - Controversial Speculation
Subject:
Gnosticism
Subject:
History - Canada - Post-Confederation (1867-)
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Controversial Speculation
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
108-180
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
825x550

Related Subjects

Biography » Religious
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
Humanities » Mythology » General
Metaphysics » Lost Continents
Religion » Christianity » Bibles » Commentary » General
Religion » Christianity » Bibles » Reference
Religion » Christianity » Mary Magdalene
Religion » Western Religions » Gnosticism
Religion » Western Religions » Mysticism

Mary Magdalene
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"Synopsis" by , Picknett presents a startling chronicle revealing the millennia long conspiracy to deny Mary Magdalene's vital role in Christian history as Jesus' priestess, catechizer, apostle, and lover.
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