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'Reanalysing that reputation that she had we can see she was probably a woman of greater social status, higher social status, a woman of wealth who accompanied Jesus'

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If there's a feminist figure from the Bible for the #MeToo era, it could very well be Mary Magdalene.

The major character in the life of Jesus was long maligned in the West and portrayed as a reformed former prostitute. But scholars have adopted a different approach more recently, viewing her as a strong, independent woman who supported Jesus financially and spiritually.

The New Testament tells how Jesus cast demons out of her. She then accompanied Jesus in his ministry around the Galilee, before witnessing his crucifixion, burial and resurrection in Jerusalem, which is being commemorated by Christians this week and next. The Roman Catholic Church and Western Christian churches observe Easter on Sunday, Eastern Orthodox Christians a week later.

Pope Francis took the biggest step yet to rehabilitate Mary Magdalene's image by declaring a major feast day in her honour on 22 June. His 2016 decree put the woman who first proclaimed Jesus' resurrection on par with the liturgical celebrations of the male apostles.

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I have you now.

Corky in 3...2...1....

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-07-08 03:46 PM | Reply

Bible never said she was a hooker.

Whatever Mary was she was clearly devout.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2018-07-08 03:59 PM | Reply

And what's say Magdalene had been a soiled dove at some point?

When she started following Jesus she walked away from that life.

www.youtube.com

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2018-07-08 04:01 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by Tor

Heh. That was an awesome video of the Truth.

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-07-08 04:05 PM | Reply

FTA:

"A new film on the life of Mary Magdalene, starring Rooney Mara in the title role, Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter the Apostle, recasts her in that mold.

The film has been released in Europe and Australia. A release date for the United States has not been set, following the collapse of its original distributor, the Weinstein Company, after a series of sexual harassment and assault claims against founder Harvey Weinstein. The rash of allegations made against Weinstein spawned the global #MeToo movement."

See what God does to sinners?

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-07-08 04:09 PM | Reply

Scholars have known this, and been saying this, for generations. Very few have listened, traditions being more important to people than scholarship or what's actually written in the ancient texts.

I only found out about in @ 35 years ago, so welcome to history.

Wealthy women were the backbone of support all during the early generations of the church; often church was held for congregants in their homes.

btw, Paul said, "There is neither Jew nor Greek (any Gentile), there is neither bond (forced slave or servant) nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus."

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-08 04:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

And what's say Magdalene had been a soiled dove at some point?

When she started following Jesus she walked away from that life.

www.youtube.com

#3 | Posted by Tor

A movie? Give me a break tor. Hollywood?

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-07-08 05:42 PM | Reply

I see sniper has no love for the gospel.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2018-07-08 05:46 PM | Reply

"Reanalysing that reputation that she had we can see she was probably a woman of greater social status, higher social status, a woman of wealth who accompanied Jesus"

^
Melania Trump was not a prostitute according to many.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-08 07:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#9, i wouldn't even say she has demons.
Well maybe one.

#10 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-07-08 08:53 PM | Reply

When she started following Jesus she walked away from that life.

Rumor is Jesus paid her $130,000 denarius to keep it quiet.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-07-09 01:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Dang it donner that shouldn't be so funny.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2018-07-10 01:00 AM | Reply

I have known this for several decades now

#13 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-07-10 07:00 PM | Reply

You mean it could've been free? Well darn that's 50 sheckles I wasted.

#14 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-07-10 07:06 PM | Reply

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