Synopses & Reviews
"Was Jesus Married?"
Margaret Starbird's theological beliefs were profoundly shaken when she read Holy Blood, Holy Grail, a book that dared to suggest that Jesus Christ was married to Mary Magdalen and that their descendants carried on his holy bloodline in Western Europe. Shocked by such heresy, this Roman Catholic scholar set out to refute it, but instead found new and compelling evidence for the existence of the bride of Jesus — the same enigmatic woman who anointed him with precious unguent from her "alabaster jar."
In this provocative book, Starbird draws her conclusions from an extensive study of history, heraldry, symbolism, medieval art, mythology, psychology, and the Bible itself. The Woman with the Alabaster Jar is a quest for the forgotten feminine--in the hope that its return will help restore a healthy balance to planet Earth.
"Margaret Starbird's research opens doors for each of us to further explore the rich iconography of our own spiritual history."
"Offers an alternative view of Christianity for women. . . . It cannot be ignored."
"Provocative and controversial--it will outrage some and give hope to others."
"As Starbird says, 'No wonder icons of Mary weep!' "
"Margaret Starbird's work is of particular interest to me because it fuses the diverse fields of symbolism, mythology, art, heraldry, psychology, and gospel history. Her research opens doors for each of us to further explore the rich iconography of our own spiritual history."
Roman Catholic scholar Margaret Starbird finds compelling evidence for the existence of the bride of Jesus. In this provocative book, Starbird draws her conclusions after extensive study of history, symbolism, medieval art, mythology, psychology, and the Bible. A quest for the forgotten feminine in the hope that its return will help restore a healthy balance to planet Earth.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-194) and index.
About the Author
Margaret Starbird holds a master's degree from the University of Maryland and has studied at the Christian Albrechts Universitat in Kiel, Germany, and at Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is the author of Magdalene's Lost Legacy
and The Goddess in the Gospels
. She lives with her family in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.
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