Mary Magdalene Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

Women, the Church, and the Great Deception

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Descrizione dell’editore

“Brilliant . . . Essential reading for anyone who cares about Church history and gender equality. . . . speaks to our times with impressive relevance.” —Reading in Translation

From one of Italy’s most renowned historians of religion, an exciting new portrait of one of Christianity’s most complex—and most misunderstood—figures: Mary Magdalene

Jesus’ favorite and most devoted disciple? A prostitute shunned from her community? A symbol of female leadership and independence? Who really was Mary Magdalene, and how does her story fit within the history of Christianity, and that of female emancipation?

In this meticulously researched, highly engaging book, Adriana Valerio looks at history, art, and literature to show how centuries of misinterpretation and willful distortion—aimed at establishing and preserving gender hierarchies—have stripped this historical figure of her complexity and relevance.

By revealing both the benign and the pernicious misrepresentations of Mary Magdalene, this thought-provoking essay reaffirms the central role played by women in the origins of Christianity and their essential contribution to one of the founding experiences of Western thought and society.

“Persuasive. . . . Academics working in Christianity should get much from this well-argued study.” —Publishers Weekly

“A masterful work.” —Osservatore Romano

“A short and readable yet sweeping and well-researched essay that stands out for its intellectual honesty [ . . . ] We are all Mary Magdalene.” —Cultura al femminile

GENERE
Religione e spiritualità
PUBBLICATO
2021
16 novembre
LINGUA
EN
Inglese
PAGINE
110
EDITORE
Europa Editions
DIMENSIONE
2,3
MB

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