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Subject/Keyword
Gnostic Mary
Dialogue of the Saviour
Dialogue of the Savior
Mary Magdalene
Gnosticism
the Gnostic Mary
Nag Hammadi
Women
Gospel of Thomas
Gospel of Mary
gender
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Cwikla, Anna
Supervisor and department
Braun, Willi (Religious Studies)
Examining committee member and department
Arnal, William (Religious Studies)
Landy, Francis (Religious Studies)
Department
Religious Studies
Specialization

Date accepted
2013-07-03T14:46:10Z
Graduation date
2013-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
One of the Dialogue of the Saviour’s most prominent features is the female character Mary who participates with other disciples in a discussion with Jesus. Most texts in the Nag Hammadi codices including the Dialogue of the Saviour have been traditionally labeled as Gnostic. This study demonstrates the problems with the term, its influence on scholarship specifically on the so-called Gnostic Mary, and the ways in which it inevitably fails as a useful descriptive category, especially with respect to creating an artificial uniform character as the Gnostic Mary. This work then proceeds to consider a number of frequently overlooked issues including the unspecified identity of Mary in the Dialogue of the Saviour and the gender construction in the socio-historical context of the Dialogue of the Saviour.
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English
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doi:10.7939/R3PR7N30H
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