Something about Mary Magdalene: Recovering the Central Figure of In Early Christianity

Published on ABC Religion and Ethics 2 Apr 2015

Mary Magdalene presented a challenge to early Christianity: an independent woman, a privileged disciple, an interpreter of Jesus’s teaching that inspired a following. So why is she overlooked?

As Easter approaches, I believe we ought to ask the question: Why is Mary Magdalene so rarely accorded the prominence that is her due in the history of early Christianity?

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