The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle

The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle

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By (author) Karen L. King

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  • Publisher: Polebridge Press
  • Format: Paperback | 230 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 229mm x 20mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 12 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Santa Rosa
  • ISBN 10: 0944344585
  • ISBN 13: 9780944344583
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 60,184

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Lost for more than fifteen hundred years, the Gospel of Mary is the only existing early Christian gospel written in the name of a woman. Karen L. King tells the story of the recovery of this remarkable gospel and offers a new translation. This brief narrative rejects Jesus' suffering and death as a path to eternal life and exposes the view that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute for what it is--a piece of theological fiction. The Gospel of Mary of Magdala offers a fascinating glimpse into the conflicts and controversies that shaped earliest Christianity.

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