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Mary Magdalene, the First Apostle: The Struggle for Authority Ann Graham Brock

Mary Magdalene, the First Apostle: The Struggle for Authority

Ann Graham Brock

Published March 30th 2003
ISBN : 9780674009660
Paperback
255 pages
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Why did some early Christians consider Mary Magdalene to be an apostle while others did not? Some Christian texts, underlining her role as one of the very first witnesses to the resurrection, portray Mary Magdalene as the apostle to the apostles,MoreWhy did some early Christians consider Mary Magdalene to be an apostle while others did not? Some Christian texts, underlining her role as one of the very first witnesses to the resurrection, portray Mary Magdalene as the apostle to the apostles, while other sources exclude or replace her in their resurrection accounts. This book examines how the conferral, or withholding, or apostolic status operated as a tool of persuasion in the politics of early Christian literature. Drawing on both canonical and noncanonical literature in her comprehensive sd