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Publications about Mary Magdalen. Source Texts

Publications about Mary Magdalen

Source Texts

The Gospel of Mary (2nd cent. AD)

The Gospel of Peter (2nd cent. AD)

Other Gnostic Texts

Legenda Aurea a, Die Legenda Aurea des Jacobus de Voragine. Aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt von Richard Benz. Darmstadt, 1984.

Legenda Aurea b Jacobus a Voragine: Legenda Aurea vulgo Historia Lombardica dicta, Th. Graesse, Osnabruck, 1965.

Saelden Hort, Der Saelden Hort. Alemannisches Gedicht vom Leben Jesu, Johannes des Täufers und der Magdalena, ed. H. Adrian, Berlin 1927.

Victimae Paschali Laudes

The Conversion of blessed Mary Magdalene, a medieval legend


Arminger Margret E. Die verratene Päpstin, Freundin und Geliebte Jesu, Magierin der Zeitenwende. München 1997.

Arminger establishes the fact that Mary of Magdala played an important role in the first century of Christendom (according to the gospels) and in the Middle Ages ( as is shown e.g. in the Legenda Aurea). For a long time this realisation lay as an unexploded bomb under the established views of Church authorities. When the world wide web became available, this bomb has exploded, since all kind of data are there for everyone to check. We begin to realise what might have been. The inspiring example that Mary of Magdala could have provided was taken away from the Church, thrown away and lost.

Bernard, Th. o.p. et Vesco, J. L. o.p. Marie de Magdala. Paris Fribourg. Editions Saint Paul.

Boer, Esther de. Mary Magdalene: Beyond the Myth. Trinity Press International, 1997 A study of the New Testament figure, partly based on the apocryphal ‘Gospel according to Mary’. This could easily be the best approach to the subject.

Boer, Esther de. Mary Magdalene and the Disciple Jesus Loved. 2000

Bruckberger L. R. , Marie Madeleine, Albin Michel, Paris 1975. See description by Theresia Saers.

Butler, Thomas W . Let Her Keep It. A New Approach to John's Gospel Through Its Use of Mosaic Oracles. Tracy, California, Quantum Leap Publisher, 1998.

Chyten, Leslie, Keeper of the Flame,

Dauxois Jacqueline, Marie Madeleine, Pygmalion/Gérard Watelet à Paris 1998. Review by Theresia Saers (in French).

Fiorenza, E. Schüssler. In Memory of Her. A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins. New York, Crossroad, 1994.

Garth, H. M., Saint Mary Magdalene in medieaval literature. Diss. Baltimore, 1950.

Hansel, Hans, Die Maria-Magdalena-Legende. Eine Quellen-Untersuchung. Erster Teil, Greifswald, 1937.

Haskins, Susan. Mary Magdalen: Myth and Metaphor. Riverhead Books. 1995.

Jensen, Anne, God’s Self confident Daughters: early Christianity and the Liberation of Women. Westminster, 1996.

Jusino, Ramon. Mary Magdalene Author of the Fourth Gospel, 1998. www.BelovedDisciple.org.

Knoll, O, Die Rolle der Maria Magdalena im geistlichen Spiel des Mittelalters. Diss. Greifswald, 1934.

Lacordaire, H.D., Sainte Marie Madeleine, Marseille, 1985.

Moltzer H.E. , De Middelnederlandse dramatische Poëzie, Groningen, 1875.

Motivasi tentang status dan peranan wanitu menurut pandangan agama Katolik Maria Magdalena. 1997

Pagels, Elaine. The Gnostic Gospels. New York Random House. Vintage Books, 1989.

Starbird, Margaret. The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail. Santa Fé. NM.: Bear, 1993.

Jesus, the inheritor of the throne of David is assumed to have married Mary Magdalen in order to provide progeny for the dynasty. After his death she sought refuge in the Provence, where she is at the origin of alternative religious lifestyles, which live on in groups that are judged heretical by the official church.

Starbird, Margaret. The Goddess in the Gospel: Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine. 1998, Bear & Company Publishing, Santa Fe, New Mexico. A review by Theresia Saers

Stolp, Hans, Maria Magdalena, of het lot van de vrouw, Ten Have, Baarn 2000. A review by Theresia Saers

Teunissen, Petra, Van hoer tot heilige

de Vooys, C.G.N., "De legende 'Van Sunte Maria Magdalena Bekeringhe' ", In: Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde 24 (1905), pag. 16-44.

De Vooys C.G.N., Middelnederlandse Legenden en Exempelen. Bijdrage tot de kennis van de prozaliteratuur en het volksgeloof der Middeleeuwen, Den Haag/Groningen 1926.

Wildenberg-de Kroon, Gonny van den(resumé in French), Das Weltleben und die Bekehrung der Maria Magdalena im deutschen religiösen Drama und in der bildenden Kunst des Mittelalters

Winkett, Lucy, Mary Magdalene Apostle to the Apostles

Novelists and Dramatists

Ashcroft Mary Ellen The Magdalen Gospel. (1995) New York Doubleday.

Imaginary gospel, told from the perspective of the women that followed Jesus and who were witnesses of his crucifixion. With commentary.

Frederiksson, Marianne. Enligt Maria Magdalena. Stockholm: Wahlstrom & Widstrand, 1997.

In the story of Mary Magdalene, prostitute, the struggle of women to become equal partners with men in Christianity is already visible. Frederiksson asks some of the questions that occupy today’s readers of the gospel possibly more than those of the past.

Rinser, Luise. Mirjam. Frankfurt am Main, Fischer, 1983.

Inspired by true love, Mirjam, better known as Mary Magdalen, follows Jesus in her own rebellious manner.

Roux A.J., Sainte Marie Madeleine à Marseille. Scènes dramatiques, Aubanel Frères, Avignon 1898.

Saers, Theresia, The Alabaster Jar: seeing the Gospel through the eyes of Mary Magdalen, published in Dutch as Een albasten kruik, Tilburg, Syntax 1998.

Saers, Theresia, Mary Magdalen tells her story.

Vos de Wael M., Maria Magdalena, apostel der apostelen

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