Mary Magdalene Essays

  • Mary Magdalene Research Paper

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    Mary Magdalene was a woman who was a mystery to many people for centuries. She was mentioned only a handful of times in the New Testament. Even though she was only mentioned a few times she carried a lot of character. To this day there is not an extended amount of information to help support people’s thoughts and ideas about this woman. Years ago names were related to places where you were born. Since her last name was Magdalene “it suggests that she came from a town called Magdala” (BBC). This

  • Martha and Mary Magdalene by Caravaggio

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    The Painting Martha and Mary Magdalene is one of the many masterpieces in the DIA’s collection in Detroit. Although there is much more to understanding a work of art then just looking at it. In order to understand a piece, you have to understand the Artist, the time period, and the symbols in that painting that may have very different meaning today. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio better known as simply Caravaggio was an Italian Baroque master painter born in Italy around 1571. After he apprenticed

  • Mary Magdalene Research Paper

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    Concepts: Mary was a great believer and lover of Jesus Christ because of her repentance of her sins that he forgave her. Mary Magdalene is a universal biblical figure besides Jesus Crist and the Virgin Mary. The first two of the artworks are religious art that are for church purposes and the last artwork is not is a church but it’s for Catholicity display. Religion has to do with forgiveness, sacrifice, faith, since, repentance, spiritual, light, and darkness. Magdalene is mentioned in the gospels

  • Kempe's Resurrection Of Mary Magdalene

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    According to St John, Mary Magdalene is the first witness of Jesus’ resurrection at his grave (John 20: 11-18). Thus, this passage from Kempe shows the priority Jesus gives to his mother by appearing to her first. The second point is the obvious intimate relationship between Jesus Christ and his mother. He prioritizes his mother: He kisses her and allows her to touch his body when others are forbidden to do so (e.g. Mary Magdalene in the same chapter 81 is forbidden to do so). Perhaps it is because

  • What Does Donatello Represent Mary Magdalene

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    I have chosen is Donatello’s Mary Magdalene, a painted wooden sculpture created in 1455. From first glance, it does not even appear to be Mary Magdalene being depicted in this piece. In most cases, the former prostitute is depicted as she was when she was younger: beautiful, passionate, and fashionable. It is a point of interest to understand why Donatello chose to instead portray Mary Magdalene as the hermit she turns into in her old age. It is believed that this Mary is a way to represent repentance

  • Mary Magdalene Conspiracy

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    Disseminating the Mary Magdalene Conspiracy Through Popular Mass Media Introduction Dan Brown’s novel and subsequent movie adaptation, The Da Vinci Code, entertains a large audience including those who enjoy “thrilling chase scenes, secret societies, and touristic” settings and find interest in “literary quality, [. . .] Christianity, but also the production of history” (Mexal 344, 354). While The Da Vinci Code engages with a vast network of conspiracy theories, Brown’s novel is the most well known

  • Mary Magdalene Analysis

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    Soon after Jesus’ crucifixion, Mary Magdalene weeps for the loss of her Lord. Seated outside of a tomb, Mary Magdalene cries because she does not know where Jesus’ body has been taken. Jesus is no longer in the tomb and instead, two “angels in white” sit where Jesus’ body once was. Upon being asked by the angels, “Woman, why are you crying?” it becomes clear that Mary is desperate to find Jesus. She begs a man (whom she believes to be the gardener) to tell her where he has put Jesus. This man repeats

  • The Role Of The Virgin Mary And Mary Magdalene

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    importance of the female figures present in the New Testament such as the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene. Without the Virgin Mary, there may not have been Jesus, the son of God. Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary play essential roles in the New Testament and in a way, ensure the continuation of Christianity and the existence of Jesus. Prominent individuals in the New Testament, the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene both communicate the significance of committing oneself to one’s faith and the importance

  • Mary Magdalene's Role In The Early Christian Church

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    early church. Mary Magdalene was a woman disciple of Jesus and in many canonical and non-canonical texts, she was the choice for leadership of the church. Both are said to have been commissioned by Jesus, and depending on the text, one or the other was the first to see Jesus’s resurrection. While each had a fair claim to apostleship, Mary Magdalene is not considered to be an apostle in the Christian Church.

  • Essay On Culture Of Saints

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    devotion to Christianity. However, Mary Magdalene also challenges Christian teachings by challenging Christianity to venture into unknown territories. Further, by simply being a woman and being the apostle to the apostles, Mary Magdalene challenges the notion of men being superior to women inherent in Christianity. As such, when the life of Mary Magdalene and why she is a saint is examined in concordance with Christianity, it becomes evident that St. Mary Magdalene challenges and supports Christian

  • The Importance Of Change In World History

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    and how it focuses on the roles of women during this time. This article focus on this particular woman by the name of Mary Magdalene. This article indicated how Mary portrayed a major part around the time Jesus Christ was around. In this article, it focuses on change, and how some things have changed around. One way it focused on change is that they minimized the role of Mary Magdalene. What they did with this article was trying to sweep out the women that portrayed a major role during this period.

  • The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant

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    bigoted agendas. Had Dinah been given the opportunity to share her story, trials and tribulations, and actual experiences, her account would have doubtlessly been different from that which is commonly accepted. As evidenced by the stories of Dinah, Mary Magdalene, and any number of marginalized genders, religions, and ethnic groups, those who maintain power write history, eclipsing the perspectives of the powerless and the weak and crushi... ... middle of paper ... ...rejudice." Though ink is indelible

  • Feminist Critique of Religion

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    Company, 1895. Web. "Gnostic Scriptures and Fragments." The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene. The Gnostic Society Library. Web. 13 Dec 2013. . King, Karen. The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle. Santa Rosa, CA: Polebridge Press, 2003. Web. Malleus Malleficarum, excerpts. 1977. In Women and Religion, edited by Elizabeth Clark and Herbert Richardson, 121-130. San Francisco: Harper & Row. Weaver, Mary Jo. 1989. "Who is the Goddess and Where Does She Get Us?" Journal of Feminist

  • Jesus Christ: Scripture’s Most Controversial Bachelor

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    After the media onslaught surrounding Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, questions of Jesus’ celibacy inundated both scholarly and religious circles. However, despite these hypotheses, nowhere in the Bible does it explicitly give evidence of Jesus’ married state. Even the Gnostic Gospels, written years after the life of Christ, fail to explicitly mention or present flimsy evidence to substantiate the case for Jesus’ marriage. Although Jesus lived in the middle of a inflexible Jewish society, where marriage

  • Essay On The Da Vinci Code

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    Effie Auman Mrs. Bohs Honors English 3/25/14 Debunking The Da Vinci Code Imagine reading a book and soaking in new information only to find out that all the information is wrong. Before the start of The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown writes that, “All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate” (Brown 1). Dan Brown claims that the historical facts presented in The Da Vinci Code are true and accurate; however, while it is tempting to believe that these

  • Religion in The Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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    In The Chronicle of a Death Foretold, religion acts as a foremost determinant of the meaning of Santiago’s murder and parallels biblical passages. Gabriel García Márquez employs religious symbolism throughout his novella which alludes to Christ, his familiars, and his death on the cross. There are many representations throughout the novella that portray these biblical references, such as the murder of Santiago, the Divine Face, the cock’s crowing and the characters, Bayardo San Roman, Maria Cervantes

  • A Remarkable Letter Of Mary Howgill To Oliver Cromwell, Called Protector

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    Margaret Fell and Mary Howgill were two prominent female writers during the seventeenth century in England, both whom were members of the Religious Society of Friends – more commonly referred to as Quakers which advocated political activism, equal rights for women and secular authority. Hogwill and Fell were imprisoned for years for endorsing Quakerism. Margaret Fell penned “Women’s Speaking Justified, Proved and Allowed of by Scriptures” A work advocating for the liberty and authority of women by

  • Vinci Code Reflection

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    The person Mary Magdalene takes a very interesting role in the movie The Da Vinci Code. The whole point of the movie is to find the Holy Grail. However, the standpoint that this movie takes is that the Holy Grail is not a chalice of some sort, but rather is the womb of a woman, more specifically, the womb of Mary Magdalene. The reasons for the movie presenting this view are many. The movie sites several gospel stories that are in the Gospel of Peter and the Gospel of Mary, but are not actually in

  • The Three Synoptic Gospels

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    The word "gospel" is a translation of the Greek word "euangelion" which means "good news. The first three books in the New Testament (Mark, Matthew, and Luke) are often referred to as the Synoptic Gospels (from Greek synoptikos, "seen together") They bear greater similarity to each other than any of the other gospels in the New Testament. Along with these similarities come some differences among the gospels, suggesting that each gospel was written for a specific audience and for a specific purpose

  • The Dark Knight Analysis

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    described, Batman serves as an echo to Jesus. Both of their sacrifices were for the greater good, the benefit for the people. Up to this point Batman is seen as Jesus’ echo but we need to recall that Jesus was not alone when he was crucified. Mary Magdalene and Mary were there to witness Jesus’ crucifixion. In the film one can see that John Blake watched from a distance the explosion of the bomb happen which can lead to the assumption that Batman too, was not alone but he was. Even though John Blake saw