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Still, the book is well written and provides plenty of food for thought.
After all, we interpret history all the time using the information available, and that's what Chilton has done here in interesting fashion.
The author uses so many "mights", "coulds", "maybes" and "perhapses" that it seems like a text in speculative biography.
This is a scholarly, interesting presentation of Mary Magdalene in Jesus' life, but especially in the ministry of the Apostles and other disciples. Read morePublished 4 days ago by BookPath
Dr, Bruce Chilton strips away two millennia of fable and fantasy to bring to life one of the most important and least understood leaders of the early Christian church. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Marya R. Dodd
The writing is very good but the author had to stretch his reference materials quite a bit to get the story to hang together. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lawrence F. Pinson
but it wasn't what I hoped. I bought the book after seeing an interview with the author that led me to feel I might learn something about this fascinating lady. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Bennett
This a good reference book because it covers a lot of aspects of Mary Magdalene. I will be using it in conjunction with others in a paper I am preparing.Published 11 months ago by Violet J. Berry
Throughout this entire book, the author referred to Jesus as Rabbi Jesus. I am a Christian woman, and Jesus is the son of God, not a Rabbi. Read morePublished on February 25, 2012 by Vicki Hoard
As a woman in the healing profession I found this book to be a gem: perhaps the most important book I've read in my life. Read morePublished on February 10, 2008 by Joan Amazon
Chilton illustrates to what extent MM acted as one of Jesus' disciples, how exorcism, annointing, and visions were valued, and how she was integral both as witness and herald of... Read morePublished on July 25, 2006 by AMuse