By Rolando José Olivo
On the only hand, absolutely Mary Magdalene is the 1st one that observed the risen Jesus. because of this remarkable truth, she is the most witness, interlocutor and mediator of the Lord, or even this phenomenon granted her energy and authority over the apostles.
It might be famous that the risen Jesus hottest to seem first to her than to the opposite disciples, who have been engaged of their strength struggles for the management of the Church. Sensationally, the grasp ratified his place of: a) safeguard of human rights, b) reputation of associations, legislation, norms, hierarchies and benefits, c) dignification of labor, and d) non-deification of human beings.
And nevertheless, in a time while ladies have been marginalized and will now not even current their testimony within the courts, this primary visual appeal was once an exceptional challenge for the fans of Jesus (being it a resource of disgrace in a patriarchal and male culture). In that experience, the disciples determined to lessen or deny this truth (the evangelists Matthew and Luke don´t point out Mary Magdalene because the first witness of the resurrection, and Paul overlooked this occasion in his letter to the Corinthians, declaring that Jesus seemed first to Peter).
In addition, Mary Magdalene (one of the easiest disciples of the Lord, and maybe the chief of the crowd of girls who financed his stream) was once disparaged for being a lady, and envied by way of her fiscal place and advantages. during this regard, she is the sufferer of a defamation crusade, which unjustly linked her with an adulterous and nice sinner.
Although there have been rectifications of the Catholic Church in 1969 and 2016, and Mary Magdalene is a saint with an analogous measure of the opposite apostles, nonetheless a fake destructive photograph and the prejudices opposed to her persist.
II. the tale OF MARY MAGDALENE
III. MARY MAGDALENE within the CANONIC GOSPELS
IV. MARY MAGDALENE within the APOCRYPHAL GOSPELS
V. MARY MAGDALENE within the CATHOLIC TRADITION
VI. MARY MAGDALENE AND THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
VII. THE RELEVANCE OF MARY MAGDALENE’S LEGACY
VIII. THE VINDICATION OF MARY MAGDALENE