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THEO 262 - Mary Magdalene Revealed

3 Credit Hours
The subject of controversy, debate, scholarship, legend, and popular fiction, the figure of Mary Magdalene is puzzling and mysterious. Variously described as a repentant sinner, a prostitute, a saint, the Apostle to the Apostles, the founder of Christianity, the Holy Grail, and the companion/wife of Jesus, no other person in scripture has intrigued our imaginations the way that the Magdalene has. Is Mary a role model for women today? What can we learn about Christian discipleship from her? What do we actually know about her relationship with Jesus? In Mary Magdalene Revealed, we will explore this enigmatic woman as she appears in the canonical scriptures, the gnostic gospels, historical traditions, and the legends associated with her. We will also examine the historical and cultural context of her 1st century world, as well as the theologies that influenced the various roles ascribed to Mary Magdalene through the centuries

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in theology.



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