Why so much interest in MM lately? Is it an attempt to subvert the patriarchy? Among the several new studies of Mary Magdalene that started with the fanciful romance of The Da Vinci Code, Cynthia Bourgeault's book stands out. "To reclaim Mary Magdalene is to reclaim Christianity," she asserts.
Cynthia Bourgeault, ordained Episcopal priest, author, scholar, and a leader in the movement to restore contemplation, author ofThe Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity