Lecture: “The Gospel according to Mary Magdalene” (Porto, Portugal)

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New Acropolis held a lecture on the theme of the Gospel according to Mary Magdalene. In a combined in-person and online session, the lecturer João Ferro began by contextualising the subject, addressing the historical uncertainty faced by any researcher.

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene is one of the most intriguing and mysterious texts of antiquity. In it, Mary Magdalene is portrayed as a close disciple of Jesus, with a profound knowledge of his teachings, offering a new perspective on his life.

Discovered in 1945 in Nag Hammadi (Egypt), it is part of a collection of Gnostic texts and, although there are controversies about its authorship and origin, its historical and theological importance is undeniable, contributing to the clarification of the early centuries of Christianity.

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