Mary Magdalene and Many Others: Women Who Followed Jesus

Mary Magdalene and Many Others: Women Who Followed Jesus

by Carla Ricci
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800627180

ISBN-13: 9780800627188

Pub. Date: 10/28/1994

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Seeking "to discover whether Jesus' message of liberation had a word to say to me as a woman," Carla Ricci found the key in Luke 8:1-3, which mentions the women with Jesus at the outset of his public activity in Galilee, listed after the Twelve. This, she discovered, is a text the (male) exegetes have systematically ignored for 1900 years. She found a group of women…  See more details below

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Seeking "to discover whether Jesus' message of liberation had a word to say to me as a woman," Carla Ricci found the key in Luke 8:1-3, which mentions the women with Jesus at the outset of his public activity in Galilee, listed after the Twelve. This, she discovered, is a text the (male) exegetes have systematically ignored for 1900 years. She found a group of women who unswervingly followed Jesus - the only ones, when the male apostles and disciples fled - from Galilee to Jerusalem, through his passion and death, to be the messengers of the resurrection. In all lists of women with Jesus, Mary Magdalene is placed first. She is one woman whom it has been impossible to ignore. And what has commentary made of her? A prostitute, by falsely associating her with the "sinful woman" of the previous episode in Luke. Ricci examines how and why this happened, in a fascinating inquiry into history and culture. So this is an inquiry into the real nature of Jesus' relationship with women, shown to be truly radical in the context of his time - and truly liberative. It rediscovers Mary Magdalene, and the "many others" who deserve to be remembered with her, as an essential component of the original "Jesus movement" and the early church.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800627188
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations6
Introduction9
1Hypothesis for an Exegesis of the Silence19
Silence on the Subject of Women19
The Hidden Presence24
2A Text the Exegetes forgot29
The "Three Marys"30
The Course of Research from 1860 to the Present40
3Women and Jesus in the Land of Galilee51
Luke 8:1-3 shows the Women's Discipleship51
The Group that formed around Jesus55
Women and the Four Gospels61
Women and Jesus on the Paths of Galilee in Luke's Narrative72
Touch and Womanhood101
Touch as Characteristic of Jesus' Experience104
4A Revealing Trace111
The Group that travelled with Jesus111
Proclamation, Listening to the Word and Discipleship112
Summary as Conclusion and Introduction119
5Mary Magdalene and the Women Disciples123
The Group of Women cured124
Mary Magdalene129
Joanna154
Susanna156
The Group of "Many Other" Women156
6Women in the Time of Memory163
The present Time of the Passion and the Time of the Memory of Galilee165
Restoring a Face and Identity to the "Many" Women who followed Jesus171
The Diaconate177
Women Disciples179
Apostle of the Apostles193
Afterword to an Open Research196
Appendix197
Bibliography213
Name Index226
Biblical Index231

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