Simply Ming 2
Tresemer, a psychology professor at Harvard, and Laura-Lea Cannon, a media studies professor, have combined their talents to produce a beautifully choreographed film. Footage incorporates excerpts from the theatrical production "My Magdalene," along with research on the making of that play, including visits to European and Middle Eastern sacred sites. The authors contend that Pope Gregory's 600 C.E. references to Mary Magdalene as a prostitute are unfounded scripturally and that historically Mary Magdalene was perhaps a priestess of the Egyptian Isis tradition. Taking on a feminist perspective, this mythical drama is intended to portray Mary Magdalene as a strong model of courage, wisdom, and partnership, but the authors yield little evidence for their view. Sharron Rose, author of "The Path of the Priestess," is a featured speaker. The scenery filmed in caves and cathedrals in France is beautiful, though the viewer is never clear on exactly what the links are between Mary Magdalene and these locations. Nevertheless, recommended for academic collections." -Ravonne A. Green, Valdosta State Univ., GA " Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
- DVD video
- 139.7 x 195.6 x 48.3mm | 340.2g
- 28 Jun 2005