The Gospels of Mary

The Gospels of Mary

The Secret Tradition of Mary Magdalene, the Companion of Jesus

Book - 2004
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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.

Publisher: [San Francisco, CA] : HarperSanFrancisco, c2004.
ISBN: 9780060727918
0060727918
Characteristics: xxi, 122 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Boer, Esther de

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DouglasLinn
Sep 02, 2015

Well written and interesting. This book it certainly a worthy read. It definitely offers a very different and valuable portrait of Mary Magdalene. I couldn't say with any certainty, nor does this book provide any proof, that she was Jesus' consort, but, even within scripture if we read with an open mind an heart, she was one of his more devout followers, and in that respect his companion. Anything more than that is pure speculation, even if entirely possible. In any case, one will, at the very least, come away from this book with another perspective of Mary Magdalene other than the harlot that orthodox Christianity has painted her as even though she has since been vindicated of such false history even by the Catholic church. Overall, a very good read that is well written and adequately researched.

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Mar 16, 2014

An interesting and revealing book about one of Christ's faithful companions during his ministry.

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DouglasLinn
Sep 02, 2015

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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