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The Gospel of Mary: Beyond a Gnostic and a Biblical Mary Magdalene
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The Gospel of Mary: Beyond a Gnostic and a Biblical Mary Magdalene

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T&T Clark 2004

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Overview

The Gospel of Mary, the only known gospel that is named after a woman, has aroused new interest in the figure of Mary Magdalene and the beginnings of Christianity. What was her impact and her message? What became of her and her ideas? This volume examines the Gospel of Mary to discover what it reveals about Mary Magdalene and to determine the origin of its portrayal. It proposes a new perspective on matter and nature in the Gospel of Mary, suggesting that it is not to be categorized as a gnostic writing. Furthermore, the study argues that Mary’s teaching in the Gospel of Mary is more closely related to the writings of Philo, the letters of Paul and the Gospel of John than to the Nag Hammadi Codices. As such, the Gospel of Mary and its portrayal of Mary Magdalene cannot be seen as evidence of a specific gnostic esteem for Mary Magdalene, but rather demonstrates the esteem of believers belonging to a broader Christian context.

Product Details

  • Title: The Gospel of Mary: Beyond a Gnostic and a Biblical Mary Magdalene
  • Author: Esther A. de Boer
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 256

About Esther A. de Boer

Esther A. de Boer completed her Ph.D. at the Theological University of Kampen, Holland. She is the author of Mary Magdalene: Beyond the Myth (Trinity Press International, 1997).

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