Scribes tried to blot her out. Now a scholar is…

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By Yonat ShimronPosted Jul 23, 2019 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The reason for the change, Schrader said, was that later scribes did not want to give Mary Magdalene too big a role in the events of Jesus’ life. Already Mary Magdalene is at the crucifixion and the empty tomb, and in the Gospel of Luke she is exorcized of seven demons and then travels with Jesus and supplies him the funds needed for his ministry.In particular, the scribes may have wanted to avoid giving Mary Magdalene the confession of faith that follows the story of Lazarus. That confession — “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world” — in today’s Bibles is uttered by Martha. Schrader argues it was meant to be said by Mary Magdalene.“Martha is added as a way of diminishing Mary Magdalene and confusing her presentation,” said Schrader in a Skype interview from Germany. “It’s a later editor’s interference with the intention of (John) the evangelist.”Schrader posited that Mary Magdalene caused tension with Jesus’ male disciples, especially his handpicked deputy, Peter, that is evident in several noncanonical gospels — accounts of Jesus’ works not included in the New Testament. Later scribes, Schrader said, may have been acutely aware of that.Stephen C. Carlson, a scholar at Australian Catholic University who studies early Christianity, said Schrader does a very good job demonstrating what he called “textual instability” surrounding Martha that many scholars may not be aware of.“The tendency would be to think that the variants she’s discovered and is calling attention to can be dismissed as some kind of scribal incompetence,” Carlson said. But he added that he would be interested in seeing a fuller treatment of her study in a doctoral dissertation.Other scholars have suggested that Mary Magdalene could not have been Lazarus’ sister because the Gospel indicates that Lazarus and his sister lived in Bethany, near Jerusalem, whereas Mary Magdalene was from the Galilee region — possibly Migdal or Magdala — where most of Jesus’ ministry took place. Schrader, however, argues that Magdala comes from the Hebrew word for “tower,” an honorific title, and doesn’t refer to the town where Mary was from.Last week, Schrader traveled to Münster, Germany, to meet with the editors of the Nestle-Aland New Testament, the edition of the Greek text used by most scholars, students and translators today. She discussed her findings about the changes made in the text of John’s Gospel and said the editors may consider adding a footnote to that effect in upcoming editions.Schrader’s paper comes at a time when many scholars are trying to recover women’s roles in early Christianity — roles the early church fathers tried to suppress.Just this month, another scholar posited that three of the earliest surviving images of Christians worshipping at church altars show women in official liturgical roles. Speaking at the International Society of Biblical Literature in Rome, Ally Kateusz said the images are significant because they show women and men in parallel roles, suggesting they may have served as deacons, priests, or maybe even bishops.Mark Goodacre, a New Testament scholar at Duke, said he was encouraged by all the new scholarship around women in early Christianity.“There have been many men who have imagined the Christian movement as a thoroughly male-dominated, exclusively male setup,” Goodacre said. “We’re in the process of trying to reimagine Christian origins and put women back into where they originally were, having been written out by male interpreters over the years.”For Schrader, who grew up in The Episcopal Church, where women serve as priests, bishops, even presiding bishops, it makes sense that a younger generation of women would see things others have not.“A woman has to know her worth,” she said, “to dig and find this.” Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Scribes tried to blot her out. Now a scholar is trying to recover the real Mary Magdalene. “A woman has to know her worth to dig and find this.” Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group center_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Schrader’s central discovery, which she wrote about in a paper published by the Harvard Theological Review two years ago, is that Mary Magdalene’s role was deliberately downplayed by biblical scribes to minimize her importance.Specifically, Schrader looks at the story of the raising of Lazarus told in the Gospel of John. In today’s Bibles, Lazarus has two sisters, Mary and Martha. But poring over hundreds of hand-copied early Greek and Latin manuscripts of the Gospel, Schrader found the name Martha had been altered. The scribes scratched out one Greek letter and replaced it with another, thereby changing the original name “Mary” to read “Martha.” They then split one woman into two.Schrader argues that the Mary of the original text is Mary Magdalene, not Martha or Martha’s sister, Mary. The two sisters belong to another story, in the Gospel of Luke, that is not repeated in John’s Gospel. Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA For Schrader, the impulse to recover the scope and stature of Mary Magdalene came nine years ago, when she was Libbie Schrader, a singer-songwriter in the New York pop scene. A cradle Episcopalian, she had wandered into a church garden in Brooklyn to pray to the Virgin Mary and heard a voice telling her to seek out Mary Magdalene.Three days later, Schrader wrote a song, “Magdalene,” that later become the title of her 2011 album. That, in turn, sent her to the Brooklyn Public Library in search of scholarly articles about the Jesus follower, who is sometimes portrayed as a prostitute, though the Gospels never say so.“It’s not my choice to be working on this,” said Schrader, 39, who left her music career to pursue scholarship. “It happened to me.” In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Elizabeth Schrader is a Duke University doctoral student in religion. Photo: Megan Mendenhall/Duke University via Religion News Service[Religion News Service] On July 22, the feast day of Mary Magdalene, Elizabeth Schrader will hike up a mountain in the south of France to the cave where, legend has it, the saint lived out her remaining days after the crucifixion of Jesus.It will be Schrader’s fourth trek to the cave in the town of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, an hour’s drive from Marseille, but her first on the actual feast day decreed by Pope Francis in 2016. Even before the decree, the day had long drawn pilgrims who process through the streets of Saint-Maximin with the purported skull of Mary Magdalene in a golden reliquary.Schrader, a doctoral student at Duke University, has her own way of honoring the woman who witnessed Jesus’ death and resurrection. Schrader’s academic work, like that of others, attempts to liberate Magdalene from the patriarchal overlays of ancient Christian scribes who recorded the New Testament’s four Gospels. 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Public call for the award of the label “Croatian island product” 2018 published.

first_imgThe Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds is announcing a Public Call for the label “Croatian Island Product” 2018.The label “Croatian island product” can be awarded to traditional and innovative products produced by island producers, awarded annually, in the form of plaques and models, to producers who have their headquarters on the islands and who make nominated products on the islands.In 2017, 73 island producers received the “Croatian Island Product” quality label for 141 products and production lines, and a total of 279 island producers have received the Label so far (of which 24 are eco-producers, 26 producers with a geographical indication and 6 producers with designation of origin) for 880 products and production lines from 24 islands (Brač, Hvar, Vis, Korčula, Pag, Krk, Lastovo, Dugi Otok, Rab, Cres, Lošinj, Prvić, Ugljan, Mljet, Šolta, Žirje, Pašman, Iž, Murter, Olib, Kornat, Rava, Silba, Zlarin) and the Peljesac peninsula. These are food (wines, brandies, liqueurs, olive oils, cheeses, desserts, fish, salad marinades, jams, honey), cosmetics and clothing products, as well as souvenirs and intangible heritage.The proposal of the decision on awarding the label “Croatian island product” is made by the Project Council, and the final decision by the Minister of Regional Development and European Union Funds. The Ministry concludes a contract with the holders of the label for 3 years. The public call for the award of the label “Croatian island product” is open until May 3rd 2018. years, and see more details in the attachment.Side dish:Public call HOP_2018.pdfForm_ Request for awarding the HOP mark 2018.docxGeneral information on required analyzes</p>
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International friendly: Super Eagles to battle Brazil

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Three-time African champions, Super Eagles, will play Brazil in a friendly in Singapore on October 13, the Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed. Nigeria and Brazil will tango in a much-anticipated encounter at the Singapore National Stadium, Kallang, Singapore, 23 years after Nigeria, on their way to winning Africa’s first Olympic football gold, spanked the Selecao in the semifinals at the Athens Stadium in the State of Georgia, USA. Efforts to match the two teams in a friendly after that spectacular game came to nought for several years until the organizers of the 8th All-Africa Games that Nigeria hosted in 2003 flew the Brazilians to Abuja in June of that year. Brazil won 3-0. There has been no competitive tie between both countries senior teams since that memorable U23 match in Georgia. Next month’s session will test the character of the African champions who are somewhat building a new team after a rash of retirements and injuries to key players. That newbreed came close to shocking Ukraine in a friendly match in Dnipro a week ago, before bungling a two-goal lead to stalemate at 2-2. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said: “We are happy to have sealed this encounter with Brazil, the five-time champions of the world. It is not everyday that you get to Brazil, and I think it is very good for our young team. “The Nigeria Football Federation must also commend Eurodata Sport, our FIFA-licensed Match Agent, for pulling this off. Having said that, the focus now is on getting an African team for the Super Eagles as a second match for the FIFA window in October, ahead of their 2021 AFCON qualifying matches in November.” The Super Eagles have two 2021 AFCON qualifying dates in November. After hosting the Squirrels of Benin Republic on November 14, they will fly to Maseru for a Day Two encounter with the Crocodiles of Lesotho on November 19.Tags: BrazilMohammed SanusiOlympic GamesSuper Eagleslast_img read more

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Bruce: Hull are up for the fight

first_img Press Association Bruce admits new signings must be sought and he is interested in Toronto striker Jermain Defoe as well as Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo. But for their problems, the manager also insists Hull are very much ready to embrace the challenge in front of them. Bruce, whose side’s next fixture is West Ham away on Sunday, said: “It has been a bit of a toil for us but even with the all problems we’ve got we were very comfortable (against West Brom until Albion’s 78th-minute winner). “It’s been the story of the season so far and certainly we need that to turn around for us and a bit of luck in that situation – to have eight or nine out is huge for a club like ours. “But bring on next week, and we’ll keep on fighting. “It’s so close and so tight (in the relegation battle) that it’s scary – there’s eight teams in it and I said all along there would be. “I didn’t envisage it being this tight but it’s all to play for.” Regarding potential incoming personnel, Bruce added: “I, probably like (West Brom boss) Tony Pulis and (Leicester manager) Nigel Pearson and all the people, would like a Jermain Defoe. “The numbers might cause a problem but then again I suppose that would be the same for most of the teams in the bottom half because he’s very expensive. It might be just beyond us. “The one thing you don’t want to do is gamble. We’ve seen all sorts of clubs get into a financial mess by pushing the boat out. “But if there’s someone who can make a difference I’ll be knocking the door down like I always have done. We’ve got to get an individual in who can make a difference. “It’s always difficult talking about someone else’s player. “They (Toronto) paid a lot of money for him and by all accounts they don’t really want to let him go. We’ll have to see what develops.” Meanwhile, Bruce has revealed one unnamed individual he had contacted about the possibility of becoming his assistant at Hull will not be taking up the post – and that the man concerned was not his former Manchester United team-mate Nicky Butt. Boss Steve Bruce has emphasised that Hull are up for the survival fight that lies ahead of them despite the extent of their injury list. The Tigers had a disappointing time of it all round on Saturday, suffering a 1-0 defeat at West Brom that saw them slide in to the Barclays Premier League relegation zone and losing frontmen Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez during the contest to knee and groin problems respectively. Following Crystal Palace’s victory over Tottenham later in the day, Hull are in 18th position in the table and Jelavic and Hernandez have joined a casualty list that was already lengthy. last_img read more

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