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JEAN YVES LELOUP à 0 Read & Download Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à JEAN YVES LELOUP The Gospel of Mary Magdalene Read & Download ☆ 100 From the Introduction Although historians of early Christianity now have many gospels in their catalogues those of Matthew Mark Luke and John remain the best known For most churches they are still the only ones authorized to communicate to us the echoes and interpretations of the events and teachings that took place in Galilee and Judaea about twenty centuries agoThe recent discovery in of the library of Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt has enabled us to broaden our horizons and enrich our knowledge of certain aspects of Christianity that had previously been hidden or suppressed by the orthodoxies The gospels contained in this library are written in the Sahidic Coptic language the word Copt comes from the Arabic ibt which in turn is a contraction of the Greek Aiguptos or Egypt Most of them are attributed to direct disciples of the Galilean rabbi Yeshua considered by some to be the Messiah foretold by Hebraic scriptures by others as a prophet or a teacher and by still others as the universal SaviorToday we are able to study these other gospels of Philip Peter Bartholomew and most especially of Thomas right alongside those of Matthew Mark Luke and John As with some other gospels that came later it has been established that the Gospel of Thomas Thomas being also the name of the evangelist of India whose tomb is believed to be in Madras contains certain logia or simple sayings that are likely to be older than the revisions of the canonical texts and may have been skillfully used by the editors of the latterAmong these other gospels which have recently become much better known there is one that does not seem to have attracted the attention it deserves from specialists and is still practically unknown to the public at large It is the Gospel of Mary attributed to Miriam of Magdala Mary Magdalene Because she was the first witness of the Resurrection she was considered by the apostle John as the founder of Christianity long before Paul and his vision on the road to DamascusBy all apostolic accounts Yeshua of Nazareth himself was certainly not a founder of any ism nor of any institution

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JEAN YVES LELOUP à 0 Read & Download Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à JEAN YVES LELOUP The Gospel of Mary Magdalene Read & Download ☆ 100 E American Soul Leloup s commentary presents a scholarly translation with an inspirational and passionate interpretation Going beyond the gospels to the laws of the Torah and the philosophical writings of Kant the author at once discovers the truer meanings of an ancient text and a message as important today as it was two millennia ago Steven Sora author of The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar Readers will welcome this perceptive translation of the Gnostic Gospel of Mary and the insightful commentary by scholar mystic Jean Yves Leloup The journey of the soul and other profound and subtle teachings of Jesus and his beloved Miriam will enlighten modern seekers Margaret Starbird author of The Woman with the Alabaster Jar One welcomes this solid telling of the story and meaning of a neglected text at the root of Christian wisdom and of a neglected figure who had a special relationship both with the historical Jesus in his lifetime and with the Christ spirit after the death of Jesus Matthew Fox author of Original Blessingthe Magdalene s gospel might be embraced by contemporary seekers both Christian and non Christian Patricia Monaghan Booklist American Library Association April There are some fascinating glimpses at gender politics between the earliest followers of Jesus and the enigmatic personage of Mary Magdalene Christians have come to think of her with no basis in biblical fact as the repentant prostitute while to his followers she was the one Jesus loved differently from other women KJ Napra ReView May June He sets the record straight and provides ample commentary on where the historical records went astray New Women New Church SummerVol No I love this gospelit speaks such truth as the Church desperately needs in these times John Gilbert PhD Gnostic News December The commentary by Professor LeLoup is beautifully done He is indeed a scholar of the earth Church John Gilbert The Temple of Gnostic Yoga December Powerful almost Taoist in range this is an important book and should be read by anyone interested in Mary Magdalene or the early Church Pamela Crossland TCM Revie

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JEAN YVES LELOUP à 0 Read & Download Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à JEAN YVES LELOUP The Gospel of Mary Magdalene Read & Download ☆ 100 He was the Annunciator the Witness and some would go so far as to say the Incarnation of the possible reign of the Spirit in the heart of this space time the manifestation of the Infinite in the very heart of our finitude the voice of the Other within the speech of human nessThe Gospel of Mary comprises the first part of the so called Berlin Papyrus This manuscript was acuired in Cairo by C Reinhardt and has been preserved since in the Egyptology section of the national museum of Berlin It probably came from the area of Akhmin since it first appeared in an antiue shop in that town According to C Schmidt this copy was made in the early fifth century The papyrological analysis of the manuscript was done by W C Till following the work of C Schmidt and then corrected and completed by H M Schenke The scribe wrote down twenty one twenty two or twenty three lines per page with each line containing an average of twenty two or twenty three letters Several leaves are missing from the document pages toand to This renders its interpretation particularly difficultLike the other writings in the Berlin Papyrus and also like the Gospel of Thomas the Gospel of Mary is written in Sahidic Coptic with a number of dialectical borrowings Several faulty transcriptions and other errors have been discerned in the writingAs to the dating of the original text upon which the copy was based it is interesting to note that there exists a Greek fragment the Rylands papyruswhose identity as the precursor of the Coptic text has been confirmed by Professor Carl Schmidt This fragment comes from Oxyrhynchus and dates from the beginning of the third century The first edition of the Gospel of Mary however would likely be older than this that is from sometime during the second century W C Till places it around the year Therefore it would seem like the canonical gospels to be one of the founding or primitive texts of ChristianityThe Gospel of Mary taken with the inspired commentary by Jean Yves Leloup can help toward making the teaching of Jesus once again alive Jacob Needleman author of Lost Christianity and Th

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