Mary Magdalen: Myth and Metaphor


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Who was Mary Magdalen? The deeper one reads into Susan Haskins' book, the less and less easy that apparently simple question becomes. To St Luke and St John, she was simply the first witness to the resurrection, the women who told the other disciples the news, but very quickly she became confused with other figures in the Gospels - like Mary of Bethany, the reformed prostitute who wiped Christ's feet with her hair - and by the time of the Gnostic gospels she was seen as the archetypal penitent sinner, the beautiful weeping ...

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Kim O

May 31, 2012


The book appears to be very thoroughly researched. It's more about history's views of Mary Magdalen than it is about the woman herself, but all in all, an interesting book.

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