Between Contempt and Veneration...Mary Magdalene: The Image of a Woman Through the Centuries

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Ingrid Maisch leads her readers through the centuries, developing the images of Mary Magdalene current in each era and shows that she is always a bellwether for the image of women at a particular time. From ancient times through the Middle Ages, the baroque era, the early modern period, and the new, postmodern age a fascinating spectrum unfolds: while the biblical Mary Magdalene still had a leading role in the Jesus movement, in the Middle Ages she gradually became a saint held up to console sin-conscious Christians. In the ...

Between Contempt and Veneration...Mary Magdalene: The Image of a Woman Through the Centuries 1998, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

ISBN-13: 9780814624715

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