Mary, Called Magdalene: A Novel

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Mary, Called Magdalene: A Novel

by Margaret George

Continuum Publishing Co. | May 30, 2002 | Hardcover

Mary, Called Magdalene: A Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
Biblical references to Mary Magdalene are tantalizingly brief, yet she continues to spark controversy, curiosity, and veneration. We know more about her than about many of Christ's male disciples, and her significance is enshrined in her ancient honorific "Apostle to the Apostles." But still, as a woman, she remains in shadow. Was she a prostitute, a female-divinity figure, a church leader, or all of those?

Hallmarked by bestselling author Margaret George's dazzling mix of history and creativity, Mary, Called Magdalene is George's most ambitious work yet. Brilliantly grounded in both biblical and secular historical research, it depicts Mary of Magdala in the first hundred years of the first millennium -- even as it peels away layers of legend. Testaments, letters, and narrative convincingly capture Mary's immediate and moving voice as she becomes part of the circle of disciples and comes to grips with the divine. Bridging the gap for readers of Antonia Fraser and fans of The Red Tent, Mary, Called Magdalene transcends both history and fiction to become a "diary of a soul."

Format: Hardcover

Published: May 30, 2002

Publisher: Continuum Publishing Co.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670030961

ISBN - 13: 9780670030965

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye-Opener! George is able to mix research and fiction together to create a counter- story of a woman who is traditionally viewed as the "prostitute". George gives Mary Magdalene a voice that we have not heard before. I would consider this a re-claiming of Mary in all senses of the word.
Date published: 2007-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another hit for Margaret George I cannot express my satisfaction with this book and how deeply it touched me! A dramatic, honest and hearfelt read, it should not be passed by on the bookshelf!
Date published: 2006-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing! I am a big fan of margaret george and this is one of her best novels yet! It was an amazing, fast-paced, emotional read that eveyone interested in historical fiction should read. Ms.George conveys how difficult if would have been for a woman to live in biblical times and is a book that shows how making a sacrifice to stand for what you believe in can truly change your life. Although the size of the book may seem daunting, I finished it under a week. Within the book you really connect with the characters and feel thier joys, sufferings and pain. If you're worried this will offend your faith in no way will it, it is actually very accurate to the bible. This is an absoltely amazing and is something I highly recommend, esecially for females.
Date published: 2006-06-03

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Mary, Called Magdalene: A Novel

by Margaret George

Format: Hardcover

Published: May 30, 2002

Publisher: Continuum Publishing Co.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670030961

ISBN - 13: 9780670030965

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Biblical references to Mary Magdalene are tantalizingly brief, yet she continues to spark controversy, curiosity, and veneration. We know more about her than about many of Christ's male disciples, and her significance is enshrined in her ancient honorific "Apostle to the Apostles." But still, as a woman, she remains in shadow. Was she a prostitute, a female-divinity figure, a church leader, or all of those?

Hallmarked by bestselling author Margaret George's dazzling mix of history and creativity, Mary, Called Magdalene is George's most ambitious work yet. Brilliantly grounded in both biblical and secular historical research, it depicts Mary of Magdala in the first hundred years of the first millennium -- even as it peels away layers of legend. Testaments, letters, and narrative convincingly capture Mary's immediate and moving voice as she becomes part of the circle of disciples and comes to grips with the divine. Bridging the gap for readers of Antonia Fraser and fans of The Red Tent, Mary, Called Magdalene transcends both history and fiction to become a "diary of a soul."

About the Author

Margaret George, a tenth-generation American, is the author of the bestselling The Autobiography of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, and The Memoirs of Cleopatra. She continues research for her novels in places such as Egypt, Israel, Rome, and England.
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