Mary of Magdala


Two scholars each approach the role of Mary Magdalene from the vantage point of their academic disciplines. In part I, New Testament scholar Marinella Perroni analyzes the places of Mary Magdalene in the Gospels and debunks the modern understanding of the twelve apostles by pointing out that the women who followed Jesus were part of a discipleship of equals. In part II, Cristina Simonelli examines the evidence in postscriptural and patristic writings.