What Mary Magdalene Knew - Part One

Could there be a distinctly Magdalene Christianity? And is it relevant today? To answer these questions, I felt the need first to go back to her times when her experience would be fresh as the dawn. Although Hebrew women once participated fully in community life, by the first century their circumference had been greatly reduced, to the extent that a Jewish man considered it a blessing to have been born male. In this culture boys sat daily at the feet of a rabbi to be taught the holy Law called the Torah, mostly by memorising large parts of the text. Females rarely received that kind of education. But on the day of rest they too listened to readings of the sacred works. To be Jewish meant kno

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