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The Banned Book of Mary: How Her Story Was Suppressed by the Church and Hidden in Art for Centuries

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In the early years of the Church, Christians circulated a gospel that told the life story of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Renowned Christian writers like Origen and Clement of Alexandria discussed this mysterious document, but powerful forces within the Church condemned it as heresy. When Pope Saint Damasus blocked its translation into Latin, it all but disappeared from West ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published October 19th 2004 by Ulysses Press
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Judy"Intergalactic Bookworm"
Feb 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Christians, Women in general, anyone who is currious in Biblical times
This is one of the books that didn't make "cannon", meaning that while in its time it was considered an important religious book; when it was time to choose which books to be added to the Bible, this one was left out. In this book I found out that Mary's parents names were Joachim and Anne and I also learned a lot more about her childhood and her life in general.
Fictionista Du Jour
I learned some stuff- that's always cool.

And I'm always interested in the link between art and spirituality, this had that in spades.

Intriguing concepts, if not slightly suspect and overly simplified.
Christophe Murdock
Oct 13, 2010 rated it liked it
I love the history of the scripture that it tells us... where it originated, how it's changed over the years and was spread. The actual translation though was a bit disappointing. It read more like a children's story than a lost scripture.
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