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.
|Title of host publication||Orden de San Agustín, Bibliotheca Agustiniana de Buenos Aires|
|Subtitle of host publication||VII ª Jornadas de Estudios Patrísticos:“Mulier, quid ploras?” (Jn 20.15). Images and Readings of the Feminine in the Fathers of the Church.|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Nov 2021|
- Mry Magdalene
- City Of God