“Maria Magdalene’s Tears in Augustine’s Correction of the Philosophers”

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Augustine is an outstanding example of a positive interpreter of Mary Magdalene in late antiquity. Her personage, tears and womanhood make up a part of his resurrection theology. In two works (io. eu. tr. 121 and ciu. XIV), he explains how Mary Magdalene and her emotions represent the return to the Father by undergoing a transformation of the soul. Throughout ciu. XIV, we can detect a refutation of Celsus and Porphyry, who degraded Mary Magdalene in their attack on Christian doctrine.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiblioteca Agustiniana
Subtitle of host publicationOrden de San Agustín - República Argentina
Place of PublicationBuenos Aires
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)2469-0341
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Augustine City oF God
  • Emotions
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Porphyry
  • Celsus


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