The time returns. (c2015)

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dc.contributor.author Makki, Lama
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-17T13:08:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-17T13:08:41Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-17
dc.date.submitted 2015-09-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3116
dc.description.abstract The debatable figure of Mary the Magdalene and the discovery of the Nag Hammadi gospels have caused a renewed interest in Christian discourses regarding the role of Mary the Magdalene in the four Gospels of the New Testament. Her relationship with Jesus Christ and with the other women in the Gospels has sparked controversy that reached a peak in the eighties of the last century after the publication of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail (1982) by Henry Lincoln, Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh. The publication of this book sparked a deep interest in her ambiguous role as a witness to the Resurrection and subsequently in her representation in the mystical writings of Gnostic origins. My thesis explores the controversial character of Mary the Magdalene in the light of present day debates about the role of women in the church. Mary the Magdalene will be presented as a composite image of different layers through her representations in the different canonical and Gnostic gospels including: The Gospel of Matthew, the Gospel of Mark, the Gospel of Luke, the Gospel of John, the Gospel of Philip, the Gospel of Thomas, and the Gospel of Mary. The ultimate perspective of my study of the image of Mary the Magdalene is to see who she was. Was she a repentant prostitute, an apostle to the apostles, a high priestess, or a female aspect of Jesus Christ himself? en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Mary Magdalene -- Saint en_US
dc.subject Jesus Christ -- Friends and associates en_US
dc.subject Apocryphal Gospels en_US
dc.subject Women in church work en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The time returns. (c2015) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle a study of the imaginings of Mary the Magdalene en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer II en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Comparative Literature en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200302602 en_US
dc.author.commembers Moujaes, Samar
dc.author.commembers Kahil, Abdullah
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: [117] leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Aercke, Kristiaan
dc.keywords Mary the Magdalene en_US
dc.keywords Canonical gospels en_US
dc.keywords Gnostic gospels en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2015.42 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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