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Mary Magdalene, the First Apostle The Struggle for Authority

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ISBN-10: 0674009665

ISBN-13: 9780674009660

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ann Graham Brock

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Why did some early Christians consider Mary Magdalene to be an apostle while others did not? This text examines how the conferral, or withholding, of apostolic status operated as a tool of persuasion in the politics of early Christian literature.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Ann Graham Brock has taught at several universities and seminaries and published extensively on the topic of the New Testament and early Christian origins. She has also appeared in documentaries on the History Channel and the BBC.

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
The Issue of Apostolic Authority Etymology of the Term "Apostle" Qualifications for Apostleship The Role of Resurrection Witness Narratives Summary
Apostolic Authority in the Gospel of Luke Lukan Supplementation of Traditions about Peter Lukan Omission of Traditions about Peter Lukan Modification of Traditions about Peter The Most Significant Supplementary Tradition in Luke (24:33-34) The Portrayal of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of Luke The Portrayal of Other Female Disciples in the Gospel of Luke Summary
Apostolic Authority in the Gospel of John The Portrayal of Peter John 21: The Reinstatement of Peter The Portrayal of the Beloved Disciple The Portrayal of Mary Magdalene and Other Female Leadership Summary
Portrayals of Apostolic Witness: The Gospels of Mark and Matthew versus the Gospel of Peter Mary and Peter in the Gospels of Mark and Matthew Portrayals of Peter and Mary in the Gospel of Peter Summary
Competition between Peter and Mary Magdalene in Other Texts Portrayals of Peter and Mary in the Gospel of Thomas Portrayals of Mary and Peter in the Gospel of Mary Portrayals of Mary and Peter in Pistis Sophia 1-3 and Pistis Sophia 4 Identification of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of Philip Identification of Mary Magdalene in Pistis Sophia 1-3 Portrayal of Mary in the Dialogue of the Savior Portrayal of Mary in Sophia of Jesus Christ Summary
Advocacy of Authority and Women's Leadership: The Acts of Paul versus the Acts of Peter Interactions with Characters in the Acts of Paul Peter's Interactions with Characters in the Acts of Peter Paul's Interactions with Characters in the Acts of Peter Conformity to Familial and Social Responsibilities Ecclesiastical Organization Summary
The Replacement of Mary Magdalene: A Strategy for Eliminating the Competition
The Greek Acts of Philip: The Role of Mary
The Coptic Version of the Acts of Philip: The Role of Peter Conflict between Mary Magdalene and Peter Replacement of Mary Magdalene in Acta Thaddaei and in Syriac Texts Replacement of Mary Magdalene in Theodoret Replacement of Mary Magdalene in Coptic Texts Revillout Fragment 14 Book of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ by Bartholomew the Apostle Cooptation of Mary the Mother in the Questions of Bartholomew Summary
Apostolic Contradictions and the Crisis of Authority Apostles in the New Testament Differences in Apostolic Authority between Pauline Texts and the Acts of the Apostles Priority and Authoritative Implications
Conclusion: Recovering Lost Apostolic Traditions Implicit Challenges to Apostolic Authority Diminishing Mary?s Status as a Witness Diminishing Mary's Presence as a Witness Diminishing Mary?s Status as a Role Model Diminishing Mary's Status as an Apostle Explicit Challenges to Apostolic Authority Recovering Apostolic Status
Bibliography
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Ancient Sources
Index of Subjects