The Gospels of Mary
The Secret Tradition of Mary Magdalene, the Companion of JesusBook - 2004 | First edition
An analysis of the significance of Mary Magdalene in the origins of Christianity presents a new translation of the Gospel of Mary and key portions of other religious writings, contending that the Church suppressed her story and that she was among Jesus's closest followers and confidantes.
Collected together for the first time are the original Gospel of Mary, one of the "Gnostic Gospels," and three other secret texts that reveal the significant role Mary Magdalene played in Jesus' inner circle of disciples.
This is a new translation of the Gospel of Mary, as well as Meyer's translations of significant portions of other Gnostic gospels and texts in which Mary Magdalene plays a major part, including the Gospel of Philip, the Gospel of Thomas, Dialogues with the Saviour, and Pistis Sophia. Also included are the passages in the New Testament Gospels that feature Mary Magdalene, and they can now be read in a whole new light. Cumulatively, these texts reveal a vibrant oral tradition in which Mary Magdalene is not only a follower of Jesus but his companion and closest disciple.
The book will include lively historical introduction by Meyer, and an interpretive essay by Karen King at Harvard Divinity School, the foremost expert on the Gospel of Mary, whose translation and commentary on the Gospel of Mary is being published by an academic press in October '03.
An analysis of the role of Mary Magdalene in the origins of Christianity presents the "Gospel of Mary" and other religious writings, contending that the Church suppressed her story and that she was among Jesus's closest followers.
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A portrayal of Mary Magdalene based on research from what most scholars call "gnostic" texts. It illuminates potential suppression of her true original story, and paints a picture of a caring and loving women even in the midst of sometimes being hated or dismissed. At least one apostle seems to lived the teachings of Jesus. Any of the teachings of the "Gospels" and "Gnostic" texts are completely up to the individual as to what you believe. I suggest asking God because God will always reveal truth.
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