This ebook brings jointly state of the art contributions on early Christian Marys, supplying quite a few views via best students, suggesting solutions for identified questions and trying to reframe the dialogue via new questions. The stories overview the hot perception that the just a little innovative Mary in historic Christian writings who has usually been assumed to be Mary Magdalene is typically distinctive to be Mary the mum of Jesus. The booklet analyzes the cross-fertilization of traditions that has it seems that happened and in addition probes into the earliest preserved traditions at the Marys, either canonical and non-canonical, as preserved in Western and Oriental languages. those essays have been at the beginning awarded on the 2000 Society of Biblical Literature Annual assembly. F. Stanley Jones presents an creation; the participants are Francois Bovon, Ann Grahan Brock, Karen L. King, Jonathan Knight, Antti Narjanen, Stephen J. Shoemaker, and George T. Zervos. Paperback version is accessible from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).
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