19th century author Alexis de Tocqueville speaks of American religion as being attracted to one extreme or another but leaving the middle way out. Is awareness of multiple choices in life better than a binary either/or approach to life?
The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved the Most: The True Story of Mary of Magdala
We’ll consider the early Christian Mary and her Gospel. According to gnostic sources, she was the apostle who was most loved by Jesus. A strong and independent woman, Mary was the recipient of the deepest teachings of Christ before the Council of Nicaea redefined her as the subservient, non-apostolic prostitute.