This ebook brings jointly state-of-the-art contributions on early Christian Marys, supplying a number of views through prime students, suggesting solutions for identified questions and trying to reframe the dialogue via new questions. The reviews assessment the new perception that the slightly progressive Mary in old Christian writings who has usually been assumed to be Mary Magdalene is typically certain to be Mary the mummy of Jesus. The ebook analyzes the cross-fertilization of traditions that has it sounds as if happened and likewise probes into the earliest preserved traditions at the Marys, either canonical and non-canonical, as preserved in Western and Oriental languages. those essays have been at first awarded on the 2000 Society of Biblical Literature Annual assembly. F. Stanley Jones presents an advent; the members are Francois Bovon, Ann Grahan Brock, Karen L. King, Jonathan Knight, Antti Narjanen, Stephen J. Shoemaker, and George T. Zervos. Paperback variation is on the market from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).
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