The early Christians formed communities to follow the risen Jesus. One such community wrote down its gospel story, but sometime inthose early years, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene disappeared. In the late nineteenth century, it surfaced in the Cairo marketplace, and today, contemporaryChristians are embracing the message of this Magdalene Gospel. The Magdalene Mystique invites readers into the spiritual life of anactual community that celebrates Mary Magdalene as mystic andvisionary, beloved companion of Jesus, and first witness to theresurrection. Following Mary's gospel, the community seeks toembody an ethos of equality and justice. With historic background based on the scholarship of prominentresearchers including Karen King and Jane Schaberg, plusprayers, liturgies, and real-life stories, this is a powerful book forgroup study and private devotion.
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Living the Spirituality of Mary Today
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