smuk The Quest For Mary Magdalene: History & Legend (Hardcover) by Haag Michael 8o9Lc06N

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Mary Magdalene is a larger figure than any text larger than the Bible or the Church; she has taken on a life of her own. She has been portrayed as a penitent whore a wealthy woman Christ's wife an adulteress a symbol of the frailty of women and an object of veneration. And to this day she remains a potent and mysterious figure. In the manner of a quest this book follows Mary Magdalene through the centuries explores how she has been reinterpreted for every age and examines what she herself reveals about man and the divine. It will follow her from the Gnostic gospels where she is extolled as the chief disciple of Christ through the early Church's reimagining of her as a fallen woman to the Renaissance artists for whom she became a symbol of compassion and humanity and into the present day when once again we are seeing Mary Magdalene as a symbol of a new and powerful femininity.