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After two thousand years of flawed history, here at last is a magnificent new biography of Mary Magdalene that draws her out of the shadows of history and restores her to her rightful place of importance in Christianity.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 brilliant new biography, Bruce Chilton, a renowned biblical scholar, offers the first complete and authoritative portrait of this fascinating woman. Through groundbreaking interpretations of ancient texts, Chilton shows that Mary played a central role in Jesus ministry and was a seminal figure in the creation of Christianity.

Chiltons descriptions of who Mary Magdalene was and what she did challenge the male-dominated history of Christianity familiar to most readers. Placing Mary within the traditions of Jewish female savants, Chilton presents a visionary figure who was fully immersed in the mystical practices that shaped Jesus own teachings and a woman who was a religious master in her own right.

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After two thousand years of flawed history, here at last is a magnificent new biography of Mary Magdalene that draws her out of the shadows of history and restores her to her rightful place of importance in Christianity.Throughout history, Mary Magdalene has been both revered and reviled, a woman who has taken on many formswitch, whore, the incarnation of the eternal feminine, the devoted companion (and perhaps even the wife) of Jesus. In this brilliant new biography, Bruce Chilton, a renowned biblical scholar, offers the first complete and authoritative portrait of this fascinating woman. Through groundbreaking interpretations of ancient texts, Chilton shows that Mary played a central role in Jesus ministry and was a seminal figure in the creation of Christianity.

Chiltons descriptions of who Mary Magdalene was and what she did challenge the male-dominated history of Christianity familiar to most readers. Placing Mary within the traditions of Jewish female savants, Chilton presents a visionary figure who was fully immersed in the mystical practices that shaped Jesus own teachings and a woman who was a religious master in her own right.

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Bruce Chilton is the Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson and priest at the Free Church of Saint John in Barrytown, New York. He is the author of many scholarly articles and books, including the widely acclaimed Rabbi Jesus and Rabbi Paul.

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Margie Dorsey, December 14, 2006 (view all comments by Margie Dorsey)
After nearly 1,400 years of misconstrued beliefs Mary Magdalene is finally getting a fresh look with eyes that are free of 6th century dogma. Bruce Chilton provides wonderful insight and new information for the reader who wants to develop informed opinions based on historical documentation and scholarly suppositions. If you are looking for facts rather than fiction to support your ideas of Mary Magdalen, I highly recommend this book.
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ISBN:
9780385513180
Author:
Chilton, Bruce
Publisher:
Image
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Religious
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061131
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
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Language:
English
Pages:
240
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8.28x5.52x.53 in. .62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , After two thousand years of flawed history, here at last is a magnificent new biography of Mary Magdalene that draws her out of the shadows of history and restores her to her rightful place of importance in Christianity.Throughout history, Mary Magdalene has been both revered and reviled, a woman who has taken on many formswitch, whore, the incarnation of the eternal feminine, the devoted companion (and perhaps even the wife) of Jesus. In this brilliant new biography, Bruce Chilton, a renowned biblical scholar, offers the first complete and authoritative portrait of this fascinating woman. Through groundbreaking interpretations of ancient texts, Chilton shows that Mary played a central role in Jesus ministry and was a seminal figure in the creation of Christianity.

Chiltons descriptions of who Mary Magdalene was and what she did challenge the male-dominated history of Christianity familiar to most readers. Placing Mary within the traditions of Jewish female savants, Chilton presents a visionary figure who was fully immersed in the mystical practices that shaped Jesus own teachings and a woman who was a religious master in her own right.

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