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Mary, Called Magdalene

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Mary, Called Magdalene

By Margaret George

Berkley Books, Paperback, 9780142002797, 672pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2003

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Description
The New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth I brilliantly reimagines the story of the most mysterious woman in the Bible.

Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute, a female divinity figure, a church leader, or all of those? Biblical references to her are tantalizingly brief, but we do know that she was the first person to whom the risen Christ appeared--and the one commissioned to tell others the good news, earning her the ancient honorific, -Apostle to the Apostles.-
Today, Mary continues to spark controversy, curiosity, and veneration. In a vivid re-creation of Mary Magdalene's life story, Margaret George convincingly captures this renowned woman's voice as she moves from girlhood to womanhood, becomes part of the circle of disciples, and comes to grips with the divine.
While grounded in biblical scholarship and secular research, Mary, Called Magdalene ultimately transcends both history and fiction to become a -diary of a soul.-


About the Author
Margaret George is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels of biographical historical fiction, including Elizabeth I; Helen of Troy; Mary, Called Magdalene; The Memoirs of Cleopatra; Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles; and The Autobiography of Henry VIII. She also has coauthored a children's book, Lucille Lost.


Praise For Mary, Called Magdalene

"Colorful and involving... [George] is a powerful writer." —The Washington Post

"A novel of great imagination." —San Jose Mercury News

"Engaging and intelligent fiction that celebrates one of Christianity's great women." —Kirkus Reviews



"The premise of Ms. George's novel is intriguing...with rigorous research, [she] paints the landscape and rituals of Judea and makes 'educated guesses' about her mysterious subject." —The New York Times



"An expansive, thoughtful novel." —San Francisco Chronicle



 

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