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The Mary Magdalene Tradition: Witness and Counter-Witness in Early Christian Communities
     

The Mary Magdalene Tradition: Witness and Counter-Witness in Early Christian Communities

by Holly E. Hearon
 

ISBN-10: 0814651208

ISBN-13: 9780814651209

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

By examining the rhetorical function of the post-resurrection appearance to Mary Magdalene traditions in early Christian communities, Holly E. Hearon draws connections between these ancient communities and the life of the Church today. Beginning with a reconstruction of the practice of storytelling in the world of antiquity, Hearon situates the Magdalene narratives in

Overview

By examining the rhetorical function of the post-resurrection appearance to Mary Magdalene traditions in early Christian communities, Holly E. Hearon draws connections between these ancient communities and the life of the Church today. Beginning with a reconstruction of the practice of storytelling in the world of antiquity, Hearon situates the Magdalene narratives in this oral, storytelling environment. Focusing on the fluid nature of storytelling, Hearon explores how the traditions were used to further arguments by storytellers with respect to women's leadership in Christian communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814651209
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Chapter 1Introduction1
Previous Studies of the Magdalene Tradition2
Aims of This Study9
Method14
Context and Commitments17
Chapter 2Storytelling in the World of Antiquity19
Method20
Literary Remains of Storytelling in Greco-Roman Texts22
Literary Remains of Storytelling in Jewish Texts32
Literary Remains of Storytelling in Christian Texts36
Conclusion41
Chapter 3The Written and the Oral Text43
Method45
Analysis of Mark 16:9-1147
Analysis of John 20:1-1857
Analysis of Matthew 28:9-1066
Conclusion74
Chapter 4Functions of the Mary Magdalene Tradition in Storytelling Circles77
Storytellers and Audiences in Context78
The Magdalene Tradition as Story81
The Intersection of Storyteller, Story, Audience, and Context in Performance90
Conclusion99
Chapter 5Storytelling Strategies in Matthew: The Function of the Mary Magdalene Tradition in Its Literary Context101
Weaving the Tradition into the Gospel Narrative103
Storytelling Strategies: The Characterization of the Women106
Storytelling Strategies: The Women and the Disciples113
Conclusion118
Chapter 6The Mary Magdalene Tradition and Matthean Communities: The Function of the Tradition in Response to Historical Circumstances121
Women in the Gospel of Matthew122
Speaking for Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew133
Conclusion143
Chapter 7Storytelling Strategies in John: The Function of the Mary Magdalene Tradition in Its Literary Context147
Weaving the Tradition into the Gospel Narrative148
Storytelling Strategies: The Characterization of Mary Magdalene151
Storytelling Strategies: Mary Magdalene and the Disciples161
Conclusion167
Chapter 8The Mary Magdalene Tradition and Johannine Communities: The Function of the Tradition in Response to Historical Circumstances169
Women in the Gospel of John170
The Disciples in the Gospel of John183
Conclusion190
Chapter 9Conclusion193
Appendices
A.Storytelling by Women in Greco-Roman Texts199
B.Storytelling by Men in Greco-Roman Texts201
C.Storytelling in Jewish Texts204
D.Storytelling in the Second Testament209
E.Appearance Stories in Greco-Roman Texts214
F.Appearance Stories in the Talmud216
G.Appearance Stories in the Second Testament218
Index of Biblical and Ancient Sources221

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