Annotated Response Paper Extra Credit - Woman in Ancient Christianity

Annotated Response Paper Extra Credit - Woman in Ancient Christianity

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Extra Credit Annotated Response Paper I. UGC 111: World Civilization Sarah Shelden Cait Keegan October 19, 2006 Section G9 II. Karen L. King. “Woman in Ancient Christianity” Annual Editions: World History . Vol. 1, 8 th ed. Eds. Helen B. & Joseph R. Mitchell. Dubuque: McGraw-Hill, 2005. 117-120 III. Karen King brings to light new discoveries that are changing woman’s roles in the history of Christianity. As woman historians are becoming more prominent, so are their questions of woman’s position in early times. King gives us a new, and ultimately, more believable, account of Mary Magdalene’s role with Jesus, as a favored disciple rather than her mutated image as a whore. We learn not only of woman’s leadership roles, but also of the influence some had in spreading the religion itself. IV. 1. Mary Magdalene has been transformed and changed through the years to become merely a ‘developed image,’ something King intends to set straight. We are already aware, from The New Testament in the Bible that Mary Magdalene was women who followed Jesus, yet her true purpose is much greater than that. She was among the first to see Jesus after his resurrection, and
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