Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Mary Magdalene: The beloved disciple and the beloved wife of Jesus of Nazareth
by Perez Montijo, Ivonne, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 147; 1499291
Abstract (Summary)

Throughout history Mary Magdalene has always been a controversial figure. She has been conflated with numerous other Marys in the Gospels. She has been thought of as a prostitute, as perpetuated by Pope Gregory in the year 591 CE. She was a follower of Jesus and thought to be a woman of means who financed Jesus's ministry.

Who was Mary Magdalene and what was her actual relationship to Jesus the Christ? We can look to the biblical records, sacred texts, historical records, sociology and customs of the times to assemble what could be the most probable by taking into account all the pieces of this mosaic puzzle. It is my intention to demonstrate through my research that Mary Magdalene was most likely the wife of Jesus Christ and most certainly that she was the unnamed beloved disciple of the canonical gospels.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jones, F. Stanley
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion, Religious history, Womens studies
Publication Number: 1499291
ISBN: 978-1-124-85785-5
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