Resurrection of Mary Magdalene
Legends, Apocrypha, and the Christian Testament
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 382
A landmark work in feminist cultural and Christian Testament studies, Schaberg makes a compelling case for Mary of Magdala's theological resurrection. The use of the writings of Virginia Woolf as a counterpart to the major theme of the book - Mary Magdalene - in Scripture and tradition, pioneers a new interpretative approach at the study of Christian origins.
"'The Resurrection of Mary Magdalene is an extraordinary contribution to Biblical scholarship and to the ongoing history of feminist revision of western culture. Scrupulously researched, passionately and carefully argued, profoundly original in the double sense of returning to origins and creating something new, it is a work of 'the exegetical imagination' in the service of 'the renewal of the world' as well as the Word.' Alicia Suskin Ostriker; 'Jane Schaberg's book offers readers a journey of intellectual discovery. Its reactive juxtaposition is both unusual and effective. The use of the writings of Virginia Woolf as a counterpart to the major theme of the book, Mary Magdalene, in Scripture and tradition, pioneers a new interpretative approach to the study of Christian origins, which rehabilitates both a marginal figure and also religious themes that all too often fail to receive their proper acknowledgment in historical inquiry.' Christopher Rowland, Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture, Queens College, Oxford"