In short, if, as Chilton believes, "Jesus' true genius lay in the transparency of his visionary experience," then Mary Magdalene is indeed "one of the prime catalysts and shaping forces of Christianity." For Mary represented the vision unrent by political correctness - Roman family values - or gnostic aversion to the flesh.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
BRUCE CHILTON'S Mary Magdalene: A Biography is reviewed in the Christian Science Monitor. Excerpt: