Mariam, the Magdalen, and the Mother / Edition 1 by Deirdre J. Good | 9780253217516 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Mariam, the Magdalen, and the Mother / Edition 1

Mariam, the Magdalen, and the Mother / Edition 1

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by Deirdre J. Good
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253217512

ISBN-13: 9780253217516

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"Offers a multifaceted discussion of the Magdalene traditions—traditions that echo well-known themes in the Hebrew Bible that go back to the story of Moses and of his sister, Miriam.... [Good] enriches our understanding of the resonances and complexity of the traditions surrounding this figure." —Elaine Pagels, author of Beyond Belief and The Gnostic

Overview

"Offers a multifaceted discussion of the Magdalene traditions—traditions that echo well-known themes in the Hebrew Bible that go back to the story of Moses and of his sister, Miriam.... [Good] enriches our understanding of the resonances and complexity of the traditions surrounding this figure." —Elaine Pagels, author of Beyond Belief and The Gnostic Gospels

This volume presents a comprehensive portrait of Mary Magdalen. It offers original work by well-established Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scholars on the religious and prophetic experience of Mary Magdalen and her depiction in Christian art, and on aspects of Mary Magdalen’s composite identity, which overlaps Miriamic, Gnostic, early Christian, and Manichaean traditions, together with Islamic and patristic traditions of Jesus’ Mother. Rather than revisiting her singularity, this volume argues that the Miriamic roots of Mary Magdalen’s composite identity and prophetic vision are prominent in all religious traditions of the first five centuries of the Common Era.

The contributors are Hosn Abboud, Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, J. Kevin Coyle, Mary Rose D’Angelo, Mary F. Foskett, Deirdre Good, Antti Marjanen, Carol Meyers, Claudia Setzer, and Stephen J. Shoemaker.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253217516
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations

1. The Miriamic Secret Deirdre Good
The Miriamic Procession
2. Miriam, Music, and Miracles Carol Meyers
3. Mary Magdalene, a Beloved Disciple Antti Marjanen
4. Miriam/Mariam/Maria: Literary Genealogy and the Genesis of Mary in the Protevangelium of James Mary F. Foskett
5. Three Odd Couples: Women and Men in Mark and John Claudia Setzer
The Miriamic Vision
6. "I have seen the Lord": Mary Magdalen as Visionary, Early Christian Prophecy, and the Context of John 20:14-18 Mary Rose D'Angelo
7. On the Visual and the Vision: The Magdalene in Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Culture Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
The Miriamic Tradition
8. Jesus' Gnostic Mom: Mary of Nazareth and the "Gnostic Mary" Traditions Stephen J. Shoemaker
9. "Idhan Maryam Nabiyya" ("Hence Maryam is a Prophetess"): Muslim Classical Exegetes and Women's Receptiveness to God's Verbal Inspiration Hosn Abboud
10. Twelve Years Later: Revisiting the "Marys" of Manichaeism J. Kevin Coyle

Works Cited
Contributors
Index

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