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The Resource The meaning of Mary Magdalene : discovering the woman at the heart of Christianity, Cynthia Bourgeault

The meaning of Mary Magdalene : discovering the woman at the heart of Christianity, Cynthia Bourgeault

Label
The meaning of Mary Magdalene : discovering the woman at the heart of Christianity
Title
The meaning of Mary Magdalene
Title remainder
discovering the woman at the heart of Christianity
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Bourgeault
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Magdalene is one of the most influential symbols in the history of Christianity-yet, if you look in the Bible, you'll find only a handful of verses that speak of her. How did she become such a compelling saint in the face of such paltry evidence? In her effort to answer that question, Cynthia Bourgeault examines the Bible, church tradition, art, legend, and newly discovered texts to see what's there. She then applies her own reasoning and intuition, informed by the wisdom of the ages-old Christian contemplative tradition. What emerges is a radical view of Mary Magdalene as Jesus's most important disciple, the one he considered to understand his teaching best. That teaching was characterized by a nondualistic approach to the world and by a deep understanding of the value of the feminine
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bourgeault, Cynthia
Dewey number
226/.092
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2485
LC item number
.B56 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mary Magdalene
Label
The meaning of Mary Magdalene : discovering the woman at the heart of Christianity, Cynthia Bourgeault
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Mary Magdalene as apostle. Mary Magdalene in the canonical gospels -- The woman with the alabaster jar -- The "gnostic" gospels -- The Gospel of Mary Magdalene -- Dying and rising -- Winners and losers -- Mary Magdalene as beloved. Reclaiming the path of romantic love -- The great identity theft -- The path of conscious love -- The bridal chamber -- Jesus and Mary Magdalene in the bridal chamber -- Substituted love -- Mary Magdalene as unitive wisdom. First apostle -- The alchemical feminine -- Anointing and anointed -- Why France? -- The wisdom Mary Magdalene
Control code
ocn495271467
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 289 p.
Isbn
9781590304952
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015530
System control number
(OCoLC)495271467
Label
The meaning of Mary Magdalene : discovering the woman at the heart of Christianity, Cynthia Bourgeault
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Mary Magdalene as apostle. Mary Magdalene in the canonical gospels -- The woman with the alabaster jar -- The "gnostic" gospels -- The Gospel of Mary Magdalene -- Dying and rising -- Winners and losers -- Mary Magdalene as beloved. Reclaiming the path of romantic love -- The great identity theft -- The path of conscious love -- The bridal chamber -- Jesus and Mary Magdalene in the bridal chamber -- Substituted love -- Mary Magdalene as unitive wisdom. First apostle -- The alchemical feminine -- Anointing and anointed -- Why France? -- The wisdom Mary Magdalene
Control code
ocn495271467
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 289 p.
Isbn
9781590304952
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015530
System control number
(OCoLC)495271467

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