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The Resurrection of Mary Magdalene: Legends, Apocrypha, and the Christian Testament [Hardcover]

By Jane Schaberg (Author)
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Pages   379
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.2" Width: 6.22" Height: 1.21"
Weight:   1.7 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 7, 2002
Publisher   Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN  0826413838  
EAN  9780826413833  

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Within a progressive feminist framework, this volume approaches Christian Testament sources through analysis of legend, archaeology and gnostic/apocryphal traditions. Using feminist cultural and Christian Testament studies, Schaberg makes a 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.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jane Schaberg is Professor of Religious Studies and Women's Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy. She is the author of The Illegitimacy of Jesus, and an editor of On the Cutting Edge: The Study of Women in the Biblical World. As an acknowledged expert on Mary Magdalene, she has appeared in the Washington Times, on CNN and in Newsweek.
Jane Schaberg is also a contributor to "Secrets of Mary Magdalene" Edited by Dan Burstein and Arne J. de Keijzer, with an introduction by Elaine H. Pagels.

Jane Schaberg has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Dissertation Series / Society of Biblical Literature

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Good......but hardly a breakthrough  Feb 5, 2008
As one might expect, the scholarship of Jane Schaberg is of a very high standard. However, she takes far too much mileage from the supposition that the word "Magdalene" means from the modern Israeli town of Migdal. There is absolutely no evidence that Migdal, like Nazareth, existed during the early first century. Magdalene and Nazarene are no doubt important titles, but what they might actually mean is apparently of no concern to Schaberg. So she imposes onto the ancient Jews a westernized set of norms that don't threaten her presuppositions. The upshot is that the reader is no closer to understanding Mary Magdalene.
Weighty   Oct 19, 2006
I have the utmost respect for Jane Schaberg as a scholar, and have enjoyed her previous books. But the current book is so bogged down with feminist allusions, that the story of Mary Magdalene gets lost in the process. Which is not to say that the feminist point of view isn't welcome in a subject that has been "man handled" for centuries and which shows the awkward footprints of patriarchic society. Yet too often Schaberg is so caught up in the argument that we move further away from the picture of Mary which we were hoping to explore.

Then, of course, there are the obvious things. Schaberg gives us a good summary of the archeological evidence with regard to Migdal, yet she seems determined to keep the idea going that Mary Magdalene is Mary of Magdala when she herself shows that Magdala never existed. Hence it is Mary Midgal or Mary "the tower" as Margaret Starbird has shown, not Mary of Magdala.

And something seems to keep her from making the obvious conclusion that Jesus and Mary were married. She presents the evidence, then when it's all there on the table, she refuses to accept the obvious conclusion. After all, Jesus was a 30 year old rabbi, all 30 year old rabbis at that time were married, Jesus loved her more..., kissed her often on the..., etc. I'm baffled by how she can present the evidence and then fail to draw the conclusion. I suspect, and this is only a suspicion, that by concluding that Mary was Jesus' wife, somehow the feminist orientation is weakened. Mary should be a strong person. A leader. Independent of her status to Jesus. If she is a leader because she is Jesus' wife, then it somehow degrades her. Personally I don't accept that. It is because she is a strong person that Jesus loves her in the first place, and it is because she is a strong person and Jesus' wife that the writers of the canonical gospels choose to edit her out almost entirely.

This is certainly an interesting book with lots of details (perhaps too many) and good scholarly footnotes that provide a wealth of information. But I wouldn't recommend it to a beginning student.
Scholarly Yet Easily Understandable  Sep 22, 2005
This is a wonderful book if, like me, you want to explore the various modern interpretations of Mary Magdalene. The author begins by showing why the portrayal that has come down to us through the centuries of a "repentant prostitute," is not substantiated by either Biblical or historical scholarship. She then goes on to explain the various theories and possibilities to help as construct a more accurate picture of Magdalene. She does this in a scholarly way--but her writing avoids the jargon and unnecessarily long words of some other scholarly books on religion. In other words, you're not likely to fall asleep reading it. In fact, it's an eye-opener. Schaberg brings together and explains a number of different theories about Magdalene and about the events surrounding the Crucifixion. I personally didn't feel the quotes from Virginia Woolf were necessary, but I appreciate her attempt to make the material even more meaningful by using them. I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to unravel the Magdalene mystery.
Mary Magdalene Resurrected  Mar 11, 2003
In this book Schaberg skillfully and insightfully sifts through the layers of legends that have accrued to the figure of Mary Magdalene in order to "resurrect" this important figure in Christian history. In contrast to other books which simply recount the many legends associated with the Magdalene, Schaberg undertakes a critical analysis of these legends, demonstrating ways in which the legends have been used to both empower and depower the Magdalene. In successive chapters, Schaberg examines archaeological remains, depictions of the Magdalene in film and literature, the transformation of the Magdalene from "apostolic witness" to "whore", and gnostic/apocryphal traditions associated with the Magdalene. In concluding chapters Schaberg points to Mary Magdalene and the discovery of the empty tomb as the source of resurrection faith, and makes a bold and persuasive argument for Mary Magdalene as the prophetic successor of Jesus, similar to the way in which Elisha succeeded Elijah. Schaberg's proposition for "Magdalene Christianity" invites serious reconsideration of previous reconstructions of Christian origins. This is a book that will be of interest to students of the Bible and early Christianity, as well as those engaged in women's studies. It is a challenging and worthwhile read.
Mary Magdalene for the Non-Theologian  Nov 26, 2002
I can only write this review from a non-theological point of view. I am a systems-programmer, not a scholar. Having been brought up Roman Catholic, then fallen far, far away into what might be called "unorthodox deism", I am astonished by the difference between the canonical New Testament texts I was taught, and the views Jane Schaberg expresses. So, the canonical Matthew, Mark, Luke and John aren't "history"? This is refreshing, because taken as history they don't make all
that much sense. The additional frequent allusions to the documents from Nag Hammadi and other apocrypha point the way to "the way things might have been different" from the canonical teachings, and help to look at the historical Jesus as a real person, not a simpering victim of Augustinian prudery.
This last helps support Schaberg's postulation that Mary Magdalene, among other women, may have been not distant followers of Jesus but intimate companions and the true proclaimers of his message to the apostles and to the world.

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