Path

Success

Path Created with Sketch.

Warning

Path

Error

Cokesbury

The Gospels of Mary

The Secret Tradition of Mary Magdalene, the Companion of Jesus
  • By Marvin Meyer
The Secret Tradition of Mary Magdalene, the Companion of Jesus
  • By Marvin Meyer
$11.79
($12.99)
$9.76
Product Description

The Gospels of Mary presents English translations of the earliest and most reliable texts that shed light on Mary Magdalene-texts that unveil her importance as Jesus's beloved disciple and an apostle and evangelist in her own right, a figure whose importance for Christianity is only now emerging from the shadows of history after years of suppression by the early Church.

Marvin Meyer's translation of the Gospel of Mary and several other Mary-related texts (including passages from the New Testament Gospels) reveals a vibrant oral tradition in which Mary Magdalene is not only a follower of Jesus, but also his companion and closest disciple.

An interpretive essay by Esther de Boer, a respected scholar of the Gospel of Mary, places Meyer's translation in context.

Marvin Meyer is the foremost expert on the Nag Hammadi texts and the texts about Jesus outside the New Testament. He is Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies and Co-Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, and Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, at Chapman University, Orange, CA. He is also the author of The Gospel of Thomas and The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus.

"An excellent compilation of all the earliest texts, both gospels and apocrypha, in which Mary Magdalene appears, showing her importance to the early Church, and highlighting her powerful

roles as disciple, apostle, and companion of Christ." -Susan Haskins, author of Mary Magdalene: Myth and Metaphor

--Spirituality and Health magazine

Read More

"The Gospels of Mary presents English translations of the earliest and most reliable texts that shed light on Mary Magdalene, collected here for the first time. As Marvin Meyer states in his Introduction, these texts unveil her importance as Jesus' beloved disciple and an apostle and evangelist in her own right, a figure whose importance for Christianity is only now emerging from the shadows of history. Included are selections from the New Testament Gospels and from Gnostic Gospels and other texts, including the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Thomas, and the Gospel of Philip.

Esther de Boer, a widely respected expert on Mary Magdalene and the Gospel of Mary, sets Meyer's translations in the context of the latest scholarship. She analyzes the role Mary plays in each of the gospels in which she appears, showing her to be a capable, strong woman who poses a distinct threat to the male-dominated early Church.

Cumulatively, these texts reveal a vibrant oral tradition in which Mary Magdalene is not only a follower of Jesus but his companion and closest disciple.

Read More

  • The Gospels of Mary [Paperback] ($11.79)
  • The Gospels of Mary [Electronic Media] ($9.76)
free shipping iconEligible For Free Shipping
Want it in two business days? Order by 10/26/2020 2:00:00 PM and choose Overnight shipping at checkout. Ships from a Cokesbury Connect Partner.
  • Customer Reviews
  • Questions and Answers
  • Additional Details
  • Customer Reviews
  • Questions and Answers
  • Additional Details
    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780060834517
    • Manufacturer: Harper One
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780060834517
    • ISBN 10: 006083451X
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2006
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Marvin Meyer
    • Page Count: 122
    • Width: 5.94 inches
    • Height: 0.34 inches
    • Length: 8.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.35 pounds
    • SKU: 9780061965951
    • Manufacturer: Harper One
    • Author: Marvin Meyer
    • ISBN 13: 9780061965951
    • Publication Date: 03/01/2006
    • Format: Electronic Media
    Shipping & Returns
    This item is available for return. Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.
    This item is not available for return. Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.