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Author : A. S. Marjanen
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 1996
Page : 261
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9789004106581
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This book is the first comprehensive study on the picture and use of the figure of Mary Magdalene in those second and third century Coptic and Greek Gnostic texts in which Jesus' most famous female follower gains a prominent position.


Author : Robin Griffith-Jones
Publisher : Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Release : 2014-07-14
Page : 286
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1853118184
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The figure of Mary Magdalen has fascinated and perplexed people for centuries. She is portrayed in the Gospels as a neurotic woman, possibly with a past, yet she is the first to encounter the risen Christ and he charges her with the responsibility of proclaiming the resurrection. She is therefore Christianity's first evangelist - a difficult concept for churches with exclusively male hierarchies who prefer to think of her as just a reformed prostitute. The belief that Mary Magdalen was married to Jesus and that the Church has tried to suppress this truth was not invented in recent years but is almost as old as Christianity itself. This gives a grand tour through 2000 years history, art and tradition with surprises and discoveries all the way.


Author : Bruce Marchiano
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-05-15
Page : 224
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1451696671
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This stirring book explores Jesus's heart and compassion for every woman—giving them undeniable value and significance. Based on Jesus's encounters with women during the time of his ministry, this tender book uncovers how time and again Jesus went against the traditional conventions of his era by treating women with respect and love, showing the world what a vital role they play. Jesus lived in an era where women were considered property and of little value as significant individuals. But by following Jesus's example, readers will see how women should be cherished and uplifted. Each chapter touches on Jesus's interactions with a specific woman, their conversations, and the gifts he bestows upon her. One tells of the widow who was burying her son, only to have Jesus resurrect him. Another is of the woman who was crippled for eighteen years and how Jesus not only freed her from her physical malady, but freed her spirit as well. But more than a mere retelling of these encounters, this book is a love story—a romance between the Creator of the universe come to earth and the women he came to know. Through these women, we see his love and compassion for every woman, and we watch as he lifts us all out of our ordinariness into the sublime intentions he planned for us since the beginning of time.


Author : Antti Marjanen
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2020-10-26
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Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9004439692
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This book is the first comprehensive study on the picture and use of the figure of Mary Magdalene in those second and third century Coptic and Greek Gnostic texts in which Jesus' most famous female follower gains a prominent position.


Author : Cynthia Heald
Publisher : Tyndale House
Release : 2014-02-27
Page : 112
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1617472638
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Jesus loved unconditionally, passionately, and sacrificially. How can we possibly love as He did? And what does such love look like? Becoming a Woman Who Loves by Navigator author Cynthia Heald is a topical Bible study in 11 sessions that explores the incredible nature of Christlike love. Discover how to be sure such beautiful love resides deep within your soul and how to let it flow more freely to others as you become more like Jesus. If using in a group, personal study is needed between meetings.


Author : Gordon Thomas
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2014-07-01
Page : 319
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1497663431
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A vivid portrait Mary Magdalene, one of the Bible’s most compelling women, from the New York Times–bestselling author of Pontiff. Both sinner and saint, passionate and devoted, the figure of Mary Magdalene has fired imaginations throughout the ages. As arguably the closest of Jesus’s followers, Mary Magdalene offered a unique perspective on the most enigmatic of men. Drawing on detailed research and informed speculation, this is a vivid and compelling account of Mary’s life and the Jesus she knew, by the bestselling author of Trial.


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Publisher : Canongate U.S.
Release : 1999
Page : 61
Category : Bibles
ISBN 13 : 9780802136190
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.


Author : Marvin W. Meyer
James M. Robinson
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2010-09-14
Page : 864
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780062046369
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The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945, which rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance. It includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, as well as other Gnostic gospels and sacred texts. This volume also includes introductory essays, notes, tables, glossary, index, etc. to help the reader understand the context and contemporary significance of these texts which have shed new light on early Christianity and ancient thought. The compilation of ancient manuscripts that constitute The Nag Hammadi Scriptures is a discovery that challenges everything we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions.


Author : Eduard Schweizer
Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
Release : 1970-01-01
Page : 400
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780664221539
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This is a stimulating and practical book, useful for everyone from student to preacher to layperson. Eduard Schweizer provides a wonderfully organized and helpful commentary on the earliest gospel.


Author : Dorothy Valcárcel
Publisher : Revell
Release : 2019-05-21
Page : 272
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1493417894
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Just like us, the women of New Testament times were ambitious, worried, broken, lonely, insecure, and unfulfilled. Discover the powerful stories of their encounters with the perfect, unconditional love of the Savior. Rather than trivializing their problems or ignoring women, Jesus responded to their deepest needs with compassion, reminding them of their value and transforming their past, present, and future. Let this engaging book introduce you to the man who loves women like no other.


Author : Dorothy Valcarcel
Publisher : Dorothy Valcarcel
Release : 2006-11-01
Page : 301
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1579218784
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Biblical stories of eighteen New Testament women who Jesus encouraged, empowered and loved.How could a Man who had no wife, no children, no home, no job, no money and wandered the hills of Judea with twelve men relate to women He knew, much less women in the 21st century? That's the question that led author Dorothy Valcarcel to search for biblical women whose lives intersected with Jesus and as she discovered every woman Jesus met, faced many of the same challenges women encounter today.In The Man Who Loved Women you'll meet Mary, trying to raise a perfect child in an imperfect world…Joanna, whose “Mr. Right” and his money could not buy her health or happiness…Martha, whose busywork distracted her from life's most meaningful moments…and many more.


Author : Lazarus
Tobias Skinner
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-01-11
Page : 80
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9781494968472
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The story of Jesus and the Beloved Disciple is a beautiful and intriguing love story, well worth being treated as serious literature and appearing between covers of its own. For this version of the story, editor Tobias Skinner has chosen to believe, for reasons set forth in the preface, that it was Lazarus who first wrote this version of the gospel. Who would be more inclined to write of Jesus as God in the flesh, as the incarnation of Logos, as infallible, as a worker of miracles—something the author of this gospel does far more often than the authors of the other three—than a man who believes Jesus saved him from death and who is so comfortable in his love relationship with Jesus that he can confidently and repeatedly refer to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved,” and at the end as “the disciple whom Jesus sincerely loved”? Skinner here presents a readable alternative text for this ancient story of love.


Author : Alice Mathews
Publisher : Our Daily Bread Publishing
Release : 2013-07-10
Page : 160
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1572935901
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Discipleship is more than learning a routine. It’s an invitation to a relationship of love and trust—allowing Jesus to do for you what you can never do for yourself. A Woman Jesus Can Teach studies the lives of several women in the Gospels who were changed by an encounter with Christ. Author Alice Mathews encourages you to see Jesus as a compassionate man who “defied convention and took enormous risks to offer hope, new life, or a second chance to women.” In this large print book, learn how to trust this Son of God, align your priorities with Him, and respond to His call.


Author : Esther De Boer
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2005-06-20
Page : 264
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780826480019
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The success of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code has raised new interest in Mary Magdalene and in the Gospel of Mary. Here, the author examines Mary Magdalene's influence on the beginnings of Christianity and asks what was her impact and her message? And furthermore, what became of her and her ideas? Esther de Boer studies the Gospel of Mary (the only Gospel to be named after a woman) to discover what it reveals about Mary Magdalene and to determine the origin of its portrayal. She argues that the Gospel of Mary is not a Gnostic writing but is more closely related to the writings of Philo, the letters of Paul and the Gospel of John. She demonstrates that esteem of Mary Magdalene did not just belong to the Gnostic tradition but to a broader Christian context. In order to determine this context, the study identifies the different portrayals of Mary Magdalene in the New Testament, analyses their concepts of discipleship and their views on women, and investigates their historical 'reality'. Esther de Boer concludes that the portrayal of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of Mary is close to that in the Gospel of John, and investigates the possibility that she is concealed in the Johannine disciple loved by Jesus.


Author : John F. MacArthur
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2006-05-08
Page : 224
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 141856737X
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Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.


Author : Reverend Elkan V. Kemp
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2008-10-20
Page : 248
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781468535358
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It was his survival of a near fatal head-on collision in 1940 that turned Elkan Kemps life around. After crossing the threshold of death twice while hospitalized, he gained a new perspective on life and on death, as well. During his six years in the Air Corps, he met his dream-girl while at Pearl Harbor, and they were married. Elkan Kemp began his college education in 1946 at the University of Iowa. There he obtained both a BA and an MA degree, with majors in Sociology and Religion. It was during this time that his interests included in-depth studies of the Old Testament under Rabbi Judah Goldin. He studied religion under Dr. Marcus Bach and Theology under several Jesuit priests. He learned five dialects in Greek and received honors in Phi Eta Sigma, Eta Sigma Phi and Phi Beta Kappa. Reverend Kemps religious studies at the University of Iowa led him to three years of graduate work at the San Francisco Theological Seminary which included research in Greek and advanced Hebrew. He also went on to earn a divinity degree and a Seminary Fellowship for study at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His experience at the University of Edinburgh led him to more advanced work in Hebrew and extensive studies of the Muslim religion. With a Ph.D. thesis entitled, Life, Death and What Comes After, Elkan Kemps education now led him to his lifelong devotion to pastoral work. After teaching from the Bible for more than 60 years, Reverend Kemp became aware of just how many thinking people have been frustrated by the walls of religious myth, legend, creed and dogma that the churches and synagogues have erected. His decision to write this book came out of a desire to ease those frustrations by helping people to break down those walls. There was a practical side to his effort. He sat with many deeply religious laymen and ministers who came to that event we call death, with great anxiety. Reverend Kemp believes that it is evident that the Judaeo-Christian religion is not working, for those walls require a hand-me-down religion and this does not work. Reverend Kemp states, We truly believe only what we know about our God first hand. I hope, with this book, people will be able to find that experience and to have a full life, and then come to death with a firm, happy confidence . . . not just a vague hope.


Author : Bruce Marchiano
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-09-02
Page : 224
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 141654397X
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Demonstrates how Christ defied the conventions of His time by treating women with respect and love when most were regarded as property, in a collection of biblical tales that outlines Jesus's interactions with a range of women and explains how readers can learn from His example. Original. 50,000 first printing.


Author : Raphael Brown
Publisher : TAN Books
Release : 1991-11
Page : 264
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0895559544
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A masterpiece that combines the visions of four great Catholic mystics into one coherent story on the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Based primarily on the famous revelations of Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich and Ven. Mary of Agreda, it also includes many episodes described in the writings of St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Elizabeth of Schenau. To read this book, therefore, is to share in the magnificent visions granted to four of the most priviledged souls in the history of the Church. In complete harmony with the Gospel story, this book reads like a masterfully written novel. It includes such fascinating details as the birth and infancy of Mary, her espousal to St. Joseph and her Assumption into Heaven where she was crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. For young and old alike, The Life of Mary As Seen by the Mystics will forever impress the reader with an inspiring and truly unforgettable understanding of the otherwise unknown facts concerning Mary and the Holy Family.


Author : Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-04-21
Page : 448
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0698408195
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“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome's occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.


Author : Philip Pullman
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release : 2010-04-21
Page : 257
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0802196985
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A thought-provoking retelling of the Gospel story from an atheist perspective. Upon its hardcover publication, renowned author Philip Pullman’s The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ provoked heated debates and stirred a frenzy of controversy throughout the clerical and literary worlds alike with its bold retelling of the life of Jesus Christ. In this remarkable piece of fiction, famously atheistic author Philip Pullman challenges the events of the Gospels and puts forward his own compelling and plausible version of the life of Jesus. Written with unstinting authority, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is a pithy, erudite, subtle, and powerful book by a beloved author, a text to be read and reread, studied and unpacked, much like the Good Book itself. “The erudite fantasy author, Philip Pullman, makes explicit his complaint against Christian dogma with [this] challenging deconstruction of the Gospels.” —Entertainment Weekly “Inspiring . . . Again and again, [Pullman] displays a marvelous sense of the elemental power of Jesus’s instructions and parables.” —The Washington Post