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by Esther A. de Boer

The Gospel of Mary: Listening to the Beloved Disciple (The Library of New Testament Studies) download ebook
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Esther A. de Boer
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The Gospel of Mary book.

The Gospel of Mary book. And furthermore, what became of her and her ideas? Esther de Boer studies the Gospel of Mary (the only Gospel to be named after a The success of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code has raised new interest in Mary Magdalene and in the Gospel of Mary. Here, the author examines Mary Magdalene's influence on the beginnings of Christianity and asks what was her impact and her message? And furthermore, what became of her and her ideas?

De Boer sees the Gospel of Mary as preserving some historical traditions about Mary . The study begins with an introduction to the Gospel of Mary.

De Boer sees the Gospel of Mary as preserving some historical traditions about Mary, and that the purpose of the work is as an exhortation to preach the Gospel, and also to counter any tendency to dismiss the witness of women purely because of their gender.

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Publication: New York : Continuum, 2005Description: 248 с. SBN: 0-8264-8001-2 Subject: Евангелие Марии - Критицизм (анализ), толкование, Gospel of Mary - Criticism, interpretation,etc Апокрифические евангелия, Apocryphal Gospels Мария Магдалина, Mary Magdalene. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title.

The Gospel of Mary is an apocryphal book discovered in 1896 in a 5th-century .

The Gospel of Mary is an apocryphal book discovered in 1896 in a 5th-century papyrus codex written in Sahidic Coptic. This Berlin Codex was purchased in Cairo by German diplomat Carl Reinhardt. Scholars do not always agree which of the New Testament people named Mary is the central character of the Gospel of Mary. a b Esther A. de Boer, The Gospel of Mary Listening to the Beloved Disciple, pp. 14–18.

Esther A. de Boer, "The Gospel of Mary Listening to the Beloved Disciple", p. 14-18. Nag Hammadi Studies Volume XI. Douglas M. Parrott, ed. Leiden: . The two fragments were published respectively in 1938 and 1983, and the Coptic translation was published in 1955 by Walter Till. De Boer compares her role in other non-canonical texts, noting "in the Gospel of Mary it is Peter who is opposed to Mary’s words, because she is a woman. Peter has the same role in the Gospel of Thomas and in Pistis Sophia. In Pistis Sophia the Mary concerned is identified as Mary Magdalene.

The Gospel of Mary is an apocryphal book discovered in 1896 in a. The codex Papyrus Berolinensis 8502 was purchased in Cairo by German scholar Karl Reinhardt. According to the story, Mary speaks up with words of comfort and encouragement.

Taylor, J. The Library of Second Temple Studies 85; London/New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014) 184–209, at 185.

3 I assume that Mary in the Gospel of Mary is Mary Magdalene due to the similarities with John 2. 6 Marjanen, . The Woman Jesus Loved: Mary Magdalene in the Nag Hammadi Library and Related Documents (Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies 40; Leiden: Brill, 1996), 116 ; Mohri, . Maria Magdalena: Frauenbilder in Evangelientexten des 1. bis 3. Jahrhunderts (Marburger theologische Studien 63; Marburg: Elwert, 2000) 275, 277; de Boer, E. The Gospel of Mary: Listening to the Beloved Disciple. Taylor, J.

John 20 shows the Beloved Disciple as the example of a true believing disciple of Jesus, while concerned .

John 20 shows the Beloved Disciple as the example of a true believing disciple of Jesus, while concerned to give appropriate respect and support to the 'Apostolic' stream of traditions associated with Peter. The Gospel appendix, ch. 21, is concerned to hold together both sorts of traditions and allegiances. The common supposition that the Fourth Gospel presents a rivalry between Peter and the Beloved Disciple, in which Peter is subordinated to the hero of the Johannine Community, is here subjected to fresh scrutiny.

LCL-Loeb’s Classical Library LouvStud-Louvain Studies LSJ-Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, and Henry Stuart Jones, A Greek

The Gospel of Mary, the only known gospel that is named after a woman, has aroused new interest in the figure of Mary Magdalene and the beginnings of Christianity. What was her impact and her message? What became of her and her ideas?

This book examines the Gospel of Mary to discover what it reveals about Mary Magdalene and to determine the origin of its portrayal. It proposes a new perspective on matter and nature in the Gospel of Mary, suggesting that it is not to be categorized as a gnostic writing. Furthermore, the study argues that Mary's teaching in the Gospel of Mary is more closely related to the writings of Philo, the letters of Paul and the Gospel of John than to the Nag Hammadi Codices. As such, the Gospel of Mary and its portrayal of Mary Magdalene cannot be seen as evidence of a specific gnostic esteem for Mary Magdalene, but rather demonstrates the esteem of believers belonging to a broader Christian context.

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  • fightnight
The Gospel Of Mary: Beyond A Gnostic And A Biblical Mary Magdalene by Esther A. De Boer (Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series: T. & T. Clark Publishers) Two basic viewpoints are usually distinguished in recent scholarly work on the Biblical and Gnostic Mary Magdalene: (1) Gnostic authors have constructed a Gnostic Mary Magdalene using the biblical portrait of her as a vehicle for Gnostic teaching, and, (2) biblical authors neglected the important role of Mary Magdalene, of which Gnostic authors preserved evidence. In addition, on the one hand the Gnostic Mary Magdalene is valued as a female apostolic leader, as an advocate of women and of egalitarian discipleship, and as a revealer of Gnostic insights. On the other hand, scholars point to the specific dualism, and the subsequently negative female imagery in Gnostic writings, and reject a positive evaluation of the Gnostic Mary Magdalene.

To be able to evaluate these different viewpoints on the Gnostic Mary Magdalene, the present study focuses on the Gospel of Mary, which is considered to be the most important early witness to the esteem of Mary Magdalene in Gnostic circles. Boer investigates the following aspects:

1. The dualism involved in the Gospel of Mary: is it a specific Gnostic dualism and does it contain a negative use of female imagery?

2. Mary's teaching in the Gospel of Mary: what is the specific content of her teaching?

3. The Gospel of Mary's view on Mary Magdalene; does this gospel advocate the apostolic leadership of women, an egalitarian discipleship and a non-hierarchical way of being the church?

4. The portrayals of Mary Magdalene in the Now Testament Gospels: to what extent can the portrayal of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of Mary, her relation to the Saviour, her position among the disciples, her function in the story, be understood from the New Testament Gospels?

By addressing these questions Boer contributes to the present debate about the Gnostic Mary Magdalene. The study begins with an introduction to the Gospel of Mary. It goes into its three incomplete manuscripts of the Gospel of Mary, the provenance of the original document, its date and composition, the persons in the story and the identification of Mary as Mary Magdalene. The chapter also provides a new translation of the nine pages from the Coptic manuscript, followed by a study of the meaning of the Gospel of Mary, and of the definition of the term `Gnostic'.

Next Boer examines the purpose of and the dualism in the Gospel of Mary and the question whether it is to be seen as a Gnostic document. Boer focuses on the author's portrayal of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of Mary. What is her relation to the Saviour, what is her position among the disciples and what is her function in the story? The author speaks from the viewpoint of Peter, of Andrew, of Levi, of the Savior, and of Mary herself. Through the interaction of these views, through the extra knowledge and view of the narrator and dialogic structure, through Mary's teaching and through certain indications in the text, Boer examines the development of the plot in which the author's view of Mary Magdalene becomes apparent.

To be able to investigate the origin of the portrayal of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of Mary an examination of the New Testament Gospels is elaborated, since they contain the earliest written material on Mary Magdalene. First Boer studies the portrayal of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of Mark. Almost at the end of the Gospel, Mark for the first time declares that a considerable number of women had been following Jesus. What to think of these women? What is their function in Mark's story? And what about Mary Magdalene in their midst? In order to fully consider these questions Boer not only focuses on Mark, but also on the historical situation at the time of the Gospel witness and communities Boer also investigates the Gospels of Matthew and Luke and the Gospel of John, considering their view of women and Mary Magdalene in particular as well as possible historical contexts.

Boer wraps up with an evaluation of the portrayals of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of Mary and the New Testament Gospels, reflecting on the substantive questions enumerated above.
  • Nnulam
Did the Church substitute the Virgin Mary for the powerful icon of the Magdalene? It would appear so by the marvelous gnostic wisdom portrayed in this book. Nothing against the Virgin who deserves great honor, but the travesty of slander and pious jealousy strewn upon the path of history towards Mary Magdalene literally brings pain to my soul. Rereading her own words over and over again literally turns on the light inside my heart. The unfortunate backing of the patriarchal force of the Nicean Council only reinforced teachings passed down by Peter and Paul. Mary's teachings should have been presented alongside theirs as a channel of deeper mysteries. Her own take on Jesus Christ as an Apostle and possible intimate companion deserve honor and recognition at last!

If you want two other books on similiar wave-lengths try reading The Woman with the Alabaster Jar by Margaret Starbird and Eclipse of Fate...my healing journey through past-life recall by Barbara Burritt. Both of these books speak about spiritual transformation coming from the nous with two completely different vantage points. Starbird takes the truths of the Magdalene and thouroughly explains the historical clues hidden in the Holy Grail and the sacred feminine teachings stemming from the Magdalene's legend in the south of France. Eclipse of Fate speaks from her first hand knowledge of gnostic truths that are in the Gospel of Mary Magdalene. Burritt took them to task and manifested her own miraculous healing from cancer.

May the sacred feminine speak from our own sub-coscious as the dispensation of the Holy Spirit is just now awakening to her full glory.