By comparing these Christian texts, both canonical and non-canonical, I will examine similarities and differences between the texts with regard to Mary Magdalene and interpret her textual representations. While comparing these criteria, I will simultaneously show that the two general representations symbolize a disagreement between two major sects in early Christianity on the roles of women in religion.
Miller, William S.
"Subordinate Woman or Favored Leader: Portrayals of Mary Magdalene in Christian Canonical & Non-Canonical Gospels,"
Constructing the Past: Vol. 10
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/constructing/vol10/iss1/9