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The Gospel of Mary of Magdala

The Gospel of Mary of Magdala

by Karen L. King


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ISBN-13: 9780944344583
Publisher: Polebridge Press
Publication date: 12/29/2009
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 146,124
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

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Elaine Pagels

Karen King's Gospel of Mary of Magdala is a book that many readers are waiting for - a complete translation of the Gospel of Mary together with a lucidly written, marvelously informative discussion of where it comes from and what it means. (Harrington Spear Paine Foundation, Professor of Religion at Princeton University)

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4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE GOSPEL OF MARY OF MAGDALA is a scholarly work written in a very readable style. One of the main benefits of reading this book is the opportunity to gain a greater appreciation of the many different competing ideas which flourished during the early years of Christianity. The Gospel of Mary represents one viewpoint which just happened to lose favor in the long run. Anyone interested in topics such as women's leadership in the church or the authority of apostolic tradition will surely enjoy reading Karen L. King's provocative publication.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This raises all new questions much like the gospel of Judas showing the other disciples to be childish and self absorbed. A good book showing how things looked from another perspective, it's now wonder why it was left out of the bible. In all of the other books of the bible any counting of people did not include women and children, showing in fact that women were not considered to be worth much, much like women in the middle east today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly a wonderful work of an insight to who Mary Magdeliene was, the second closes person to the greatest man on the face of the earth. It gives us the same meaning to the gospels and lets in the facts that women along with men will be as equal in the KIngdom of Heaven. A clear picture of a more meaningful knowledge of what the master,Jesus, was saying to all of us, with Mary leading the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
King begins the study with her translation of the Berlin Codex and compares it to copies of the gospel found elsewhere. She places the document in its historical context magnificently, arguing that while the gospel should not be identified as "gnostic", it promotes Christ's teachings as a path to inner spiritual knowledge and denies the orthodox view that only males can pass on this knowledge. More important, King points out that this is one of several texts that demonstrate the wide range of Christian belief systems prior to establishment of the cannon and orthodoxy in the 4th century.
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