History: The Jesus Movement

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The Jesus movement was spreading like wildfire throughout the Roman Empire in early years of the Common Era. Before the Jesus movement, women were being suppressed and had to submit to man 's authority. Women had no right to hold a higher position in life or in the church. Women had very little choices of what they really wanted to become in their later years. They were either to be a housewife or labeled as being whores. The Jesus movement was an important time for women to spring up and do more with their lives. Jesus would not favor men over women. He would teach any person if they wanted to learn. One women that took full advantage of the Jesus movement to place herself equal among men, during the Jesus movement, was a woman that went by …show more content…
These disciples were to learn Jesus teaching so when he died they would go out and preach the gospel of God and save as many people from going to hell. Many have dug in deeper on the subject of the number of disciples Jesus really had. One was missing from the twelve as evidence has revealed. The research many have done have, in fact, found evidence of Jesus teaching Mary Magdalene as a disciple. Mary Magdalene followed Jesus wherever he went. This was not common during an era where women were seen as either housewives or whores. They were considered whores if they were following a man that was not their husband. Mary was not considered either of those, "Mary is not defined in the normal way for a woman as someone in relation to her father, husband or son, but rather she is given a designation that defines her as an independent woman with no connection to a man." (Taylor, 206). Mary Magdalene seemed to have shared a strong bond with Jesus. She really was there since the beginning of the Jesus movement. She followed him even unto death, "She follows Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem and witnesses both his crucifixion and the empty tomb, and in the longer ending of Mark she is the first witness to the Risen Christ" (Taylor, 206). Mary Magdalene was the first to witness the risen Christ. She had a little conversation with Jesus before he sent her to his other …show more content…
The fact that she was in every gospel does show she existed and in fact a disciple of Jesus. Not many other women were mentioned in the gospels besides Mary the mother of Jesus. Mary Magdalene was mentioned from the beginning of Jesus travels to his resurrection. The evidence does not stop there. Research has been done down to the bone on this subject and the research has come up with evidence of Mary Magdalene 's very own gospel. A fragment copy of the Gospel of Mary was bought by a man named Carlo Reinhardt in Cairo, Egypt. This indeed is part of the Gospel of Mary when translated from its Greek writing. Once the manuscript was translated it

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