Valuing and Prostituting Women: Equality and Mary Magdalene

David Brown

in Discipleship and Imagination

Published in print June 2000 | ISBN: 9780198270188
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600425 | DOI:
 Valuing and Prostituting Women: Equality and Mary Magdalene

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Challenges two common modern positions on past treatments of women within the Christian tradition, that sexual equality is already present in the New Testament and that attitudes in the later Church, typified by Mary Magdalene as the representative sinner, represented a decline. In place of the former an alternative approach to the justification of sexual equality is canvassed, while many positive features in the western composite figure of Mary Magdalene are noted.

Keywords: Mary Magdalene; sexual equality; sin; women

Chapter.  21599 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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