Mary Magdalene

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sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits

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Though the Biblical passage refers to her only as a "sinner" and not specifically as a prostitute, Pope Gregory I made doctrine of this specific sin and equated Mary of Magdala with the several penitent women described in the Gospels.
They were all sure that Mary of Magdala was there, in fact in John's story she is the only one to witness the resurrection.
In this collection of 11 papers from both generations, contributors examine the realities of "doing liberation theology", whether it informs homosexuality, intellectual and spiritual reform, queer theory, postmodernism in Brazil, feminist hermeneutics of liberation in market aesthetics, a queer reading of Mary of Magdala, modernity and sexual difference, liberating Mary along with the poor, religion and feminism within Latin American concepts of sexuality, worship for the excluded and the love of a gay minister from Buenos Aires in a time of dictatorship.
SIR - Since Mary of Magdala is not here to defend her reputation against what was said about her in your review last Saturday, may I do so on her behalf?
For if Renaissance portraits of the Virgin Mary celebrate the sensate appeal of her beauty and earthly perfection (purity in the flesh), many portraits of Mary of Magdala exhibit blatant and rebellious sensuality, tamed through penitence and piety (the flesh purified).
Karen King, a professor of church history at Harvard University and author of ``The Gospel of Mary of Magdala,'' concurred there is no historical indication of such a marriage.
Theodora of Alexandria, Mary of Egypt, Mary of Magdala, Pelagia of Anthiocia, Photina the Samaritan woman--they were known in their own era as sinful women, but through their asceticism they were canonized as saints.
Mary of Magdala and Mary the mother of James and Salome are at first stumped by the heavy rock blocking the tomb: "They were saying to each other: 'Who will roll away the stone from the entrance of the tomb?
In Nazareth Jesus stays only one night for He could not cope with the disapproval of His mother and brothers because of the money found in His purse, which had been placed there by Mary of Magdala, without His knowledge.
Mary of Magdala, for example, and Prisca and Phoebe (in Romans 16:2, St.
Today's Gospel account of Mary of Magdala at the tomb addresses a common misunderstanding about the Resurrection.
This leads me to wonder whether Thomas alone among the twelve may have dared to brave the threatening streets of Jerusalem that first Easter night, hoping against hope to verify the fevered account Mary of Magdala had brought of her encounter with the risen Jesus earlier that same morning.
A CURIOUS SCENE IN JOHN'S GOSPEL describes Mary of Magdala encountering the risen Christ and failing to recognize him (20:11-18).
The Gospel of Mary of Magdala is a new translation of the recently recovered Christian Gospel of Mary, lost for more than fifteen hundred years.