The Woman Jesus Loved. Mary Magdalene in the Nag Hammadi Library and Related Documents ( Nag Hammadi and Manichæan Studies XL ). Antti MARJANEN.

The Woman Jesus Loved. Mary Magdalene in the Nag Hammadi Library and Related Documents ( Nag Hammadi and Manichæan Studies XL ).

Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xii + 261pp + adverts. Original olive cloth with gilt lettering to spine and upper board, bibliography and indexes. From the publisher: "This is the first comprehensive study on Mary Magdalene in those second and third century Gnostic texts in which Jesus' most famous female follower gains a prominent position. Special attention is paid to the way Mary is presented in relation to other disciples, and to how her portrait pertains to gender imagery used in the writings. Detailed text analyses, based on a careful philological study, show that no uniform picture and use of the figure of Mary can be traced. Contrary to a common supposition, the book also demonstrates that the positive view of Mary displayed in the texts does not automatically imply a positive attitude towards women in general. The work provides a basis for all further discussion of Mary Magdalene in the Nag Hammadi and related documents." Slight shadow from ISBN sticker on rear cover (sticker removed), otherwise a tight, clean unused copy. Near fine condition (no dust jacket issued). Item #58194
ISBN: 9004106588

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