PAPER 2 THEO2205 - Theology 2205 Dr Kirk Rappaport Paper#2...

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Theology 2205 Dr. Kirk Rappaport Paper #2 The story and history of Mary Magdalene serves as the foundation in which Dan Brown’s novel “The Da Vinci Code,” revolves around. Some of it is fact, some of it is fiction. Either way, the story of Mary Magdalene has caused quite the controversy in recent years, especially after Dan Brown’s novel and the creation of the movie. She has been seen as the best of apostles, and she has also been viewed as a prostitute. However, despite the very few facts that are evident in the earliest of the historical gospels about Mary Magdalene, it will forever remain a mystery whether or not the rest of what is told about Mary Magdalene is indeed fiction or not. Let us begin with what we know. In “Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code” by Bart Ehrman, we see in pages 158 – 161 the following information: All three of the earliest Gospels (Mark, Matthew, and Luke) indicate that Mary Magdalene came with Jesus to Jerusalem in the last week of his life,
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course THEO 2205 taught by Professor Rappaport during the Spring '08 term at St. Johns Duplicate.

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