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The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

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Restores to the forefront of the Christian tradition the importance of the divine feminine

• The first complete English-language translation of the original Coptic Gospel of Mary, with line-by-line commentary

• Reveals the eminence of the divine feminine in Christian thought

• Offers a new perspective on the life of one of the most controversial figures in the Western spiritual tradition

Perhaps no figure in biblical scholarship has been the subject of more controversy and debate than Mary Magdalene. Also known as Miriam of Magdala, Mary Magdalene was considered by the apostle John to be the founder of Christianity because she was the first witness to the Resurrection. In most theological studies she has been depicted as a reformed prostitute, the redeemed sinner who exemplifies Christ's mercy. Today's reader can ponder her role in the gospels of Philip, Thomas, Peter, and Bartholomew--the collection of what have come to be known as the Gnostic gospels rejected by the early Christian church. Mary's own gospel is among these, but until now it has remained unknown to the public at large.

Orthodox theologian Jean-Yves Leloup's translation of the Gospel of Mary from the Coptic and his thorough and profound commentary on this text are presented here for the first time in English. The gospel text and the spiritual exegesis of Leloup together reveal unique teachings that emphasize the eminence of the divine feminine and an abiding love of nature over the dualistic and ascetic interpretations of Christianity presented elsewhere. What emerges from this important source text and commentary is a renewal of the sacred feminine in the Western spiritual tradition and a new vision for Christian thought and faith throughout the world.

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"Less dualistic and more woman-affirming than the canonical quartet, the Magdalene's gospel might be embraced by contemporary seekers, both Christian and non-Christian." Patricia Monaghan, Booklist

Review:

"[T]aken with the inspired commentary by Jean-Yves Leloup, can help toward making the teaching of Jesus once again alive." Jacob Needleman, author of Lost Christianity and The American Soul

Review:

"Leloup's commentary presents a scholarly translation with an inspirational and passionate interpretation." Steven Sora, author of The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar

Review:

"Readers will welcome this perceptive translation of the Gnostic 'Gospel of Mary' and the insightful commentary by scholar-mystic Jean-Yves Leloup." Margaret Starbird, author of The Woman with the Alabaster Jar

Review:

"One welcomes this solid telling of the story and meaning of a neglected text at the root of Christian wisdom." Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing

Synopsis:

Restores to the forefront of the Christian tradition the importance of the divine feminine

• The first complete English-language translation of the original Coptic Gospel of Mary, with line-by-line commentary

• Reveals the eminence of the divine feminine in Christian thought

• Offers a new perspective on the life of one of the most controversial figures in the Western spiritual tradition

Perhaps no figure in biblical scholarship has been the subject of more controversy and debate than Mary Magdalene. Also known as Miriam of Magdala, Mary Magdalene was considered by the apostle John to be the founder of Christianity because she was the first witness to the Resurrection. In most theological studies she has been depicted as a reformed prostitute, the redeemed sinner who exemplifies Christ's mercy. Today's reader can ponder her role in the gospels of Philip, Thomas, Peter, and Bartholomew--the collection of what have come to be known as the Gnostic gospels rejected by the early Christian church. Mary's own gospel is among these, but until now it has remained unknown to the public at large.

Orthodox theologian Jean-Yves Leloup's translation of the Gospel of Mary from the Coptic and his thorough and profound commentary on this text are presented here for the first time in English. The gospel text and the spiritual exegesis of Leloup together reveal unique teachings that emphasize the eminence of the divine feminine and an abiding love of nature over the dualistic and ascetic interpretations of Christianity presented elsewhere. What emerges from this important source text and commentary is a renewal of the sacred feminine in the Western spiritual tradition and a new vision for Christian thought and faith throughout the world.

Synopsis:

Jean-Yves Leloup's translation of the Gospel of Mary from the Coptic and his thorough and profound commentary on this text are presented here for the first time in English. The text emphasizes the eminence of the divine feminine and an abiding love of nature over the dualistic and ascetic interpretations of Christianity presented elsewhere. What emerges from this important source text and commentary is a renewal of the sacred feminine in the Western spiritual tradition.

About the Author

Jean-Yves Leloup is the founder of the Institute of Other Civilization Studies and the International College of Therapists. His other books include Absurdity and Grace, Lack and Fullness, and a commentary on the Gospel of Thomas. He lives in France.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jacob Needleman

Preface: Who Is Mary Magdalene?

The Gospel of Mary

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

Part One: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

Part Two: Text with Commentary

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892819119
Foreword:
LeLoup, Jean-Yves
Preface:
Needleman, Jacob
Author:
LeLoup, Jean-Yves
Author:
Needleman, Jacob
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Location:
Rochester, Vt.
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Bible - Controversial Speculation
Subject:
Gnosticism
Subject:
Bible - Apocrypha
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Spirituality - Feminine
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Gospel of Mary
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Controversial Speculation
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Christianity-Bible Commentary
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Subject:
CIVILIZATIONS;CLASSICAL STUDIES;CREATION;CULTURAL;CULTURE;DEAD SEA SCROLLS;EVOLUTION;GNOSTIC;GOD;GOSPEL;ALTERNATIVE;HERESY;HISTORY;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST;JESUS;RELIGION;RELIGIONS;SACRED;SPIRITUALITY;WESTERN SPIRITUALITY;ANCIE
Subject:
CIVILIZATIONS;CLASSICAL STUDIES;CREATION;CULTURAL;CULTURE;DEAD SEA SCROLLS;EVOLUTION;GNOSTIC;GOD;GOSPEL;ALTERNATIVE;HERESY;HISTORY;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST;JESUS;RELIGION;RELIGIONS;SACRED;SPIRITUALITY;WESTERN SPIRITUALITY;ANCIE
Subject:
CIVILIZATIONS;CLASSICAL STUDIES;CREATION;CULTURAL;CULTURE;DEAD SEA SCROLLS;EVOLUTION;GNOSTIC;GOD;GOSPEL;ALTERNATIVE;HERESY;HISTORY;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST;JESUS;RELIGION;RELIGIONS;SACRED;SPIRITUALITY;WESTERN SPIRITUALITY;ANCIE
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 01-104
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.4 in 9.065 oz

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Product details 208 pages Inner Traditions International - English 9780892819119 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Less dualistic and more woman-affirming than the canonical quartet, the Magdalene's gospel might be embraced by contemporary seekers, both Christian and non-Christian."
"Review" by , "[T]aken with the inspired commentary by Jean-Yves Leloup, can help toward making the teaching of Jesus once again alive."
"Review" by , "Leloup's commentary presents a scholarly translation with an inspirational and passionate interpretation."
"Review" by , "Readers will welcome this perceptive translation of the Gnostic 'Gospel of Mary' and the insightful commentary by scholar-mystic Jean-Yves Leloup."
"Review" by , "One welcomes this solid telling of the story and meaning of a neglected text at the root of Christian wisdom."
"Synopsis" by , Restores to the forefront of the Christian tradition the importance of the divine feminine

• The first complete English-language translation of the original Coptic Gospel of Mary, with line-by-line commentary

• Reveals the eminence of the divine feminine in Christian thought

• Offers a new perspective on the life of one of the most controversial figures in the Western spiritual tradition

Perhaps no figure in biblical scholarship has been the subject of more controversy and debate than Mary Magdalene. Also known as Miriam of Magdala, Mary Magdalene was considered by the apostle John to be the founder of Christianity because she was the first witness to the Resurrection. In most theological studies she has been depicted as a reformed prostitute, the redeemed sinner who exemplifies Christ's mercy. Today's reader can ponder her role in the gospels of Philip, Thomas, Peter, and Bartholomew--the collection of what have come to be known as the Gnostic gospels rejected by the early Christian church. Mary's own gospel is among these, but until now it has remained unknown to the public at large.

Orthodox theologian Jean-Yves Leloup's translation of the Gospel of Mary from the Coptic and his thorough and profound commentary on this text are presented here for the first time in English. The gospel text and the spiritual exegesis of Leloup together reveal unique teachings that emphasize the eminence of the divine feminine and an abiding love of nature over the dualistic and ascetic interpretations of Christianity presented elsewhere. What emerges from this important source text and commentary is a renewal of the sacred feminine in the Western spiritual tradition and a new vision for Christian thought and faith throughout the world.

"Synopsis" by , Jean-Yves Leloup's translation of the Gospel of Mary from the Coptic and his thorough and profound commentary on this text are presented here for the first time in English. The text emphasizes the eminence of the divine feminine and an abiding love of nature over the dualistic and ascetic interpretations of Christianity presented elsewhere. What emerges from this important source text and commentary is a renewal of the sacred feminine in the Western spiritual tradition.
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