Feminist Theology 21 (2):145-154 (2013)

Abstract
The past 25 years have seen an upsurge of interest in the figure of Mary Magdalene, whose image has been transformed through feminist scholarship from penitent prostitute to prominent disciple of Jesus. This article documents another, non-academic, interpretation of Mary Magdalene – the image of Mary as goddess or embodiment of the female divine. The most influential proponent of this view is Margaret Starbird, who hypothesizes that Mary was both Jesus’ wife and his divine feminine counterpart. The author suggests that feminist theologians/thealogians should be aware of this popular understanding of Mary; and consider what it is about Mary Magdalene as the sacred feminine/bride of Jesus/sophia that captures the public imagination in a way that other feminist christologies do not.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1177/0966735012462840
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 63,219
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Faith, Feminism, and the Christ.Patricia Wilson-Kastner - 1983 - Augsburg Fortress Publishing.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Christian Goddess Spirituality and Thealogy.Mary Ann Beavis - 2016 - Feminist Theology 24 (2):125-138.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Go Tell! Thinking About Mary Magdalene.Lucy Winkett - 2002 - Feminist Theology 10 (29):19-31.
Book Review: Mary Magdalene and Many Others: Women Who Followed Jesus. [REVIEW]Elizabeth A. Castelli - 1996 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 50 (4):430-431.
In Woman’s Image: An Iconography for God.Wioleta Polinska - 2004 - Feminist Theology 13 (1):40-61.
Astell, Mary.Jacqueline Broad - 2017 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Mary Magdalene's Touch in a Family Church.William Eggen - 1997 - New Blackfriars 78 (920):429-438.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-11-25

Total views
6 ( #1,101,694 of 2,448,389 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #304,462 of 2,448,389 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes