Many Faces of Mary Magdalene

During the radio program, our guests discuss the changing views of Mary Magdalene over the centuries. Reflections of her in the art of various eras reflect these changing aspects.

The Elevation of the Magdalene (c. 1530-1540) Peter Strub the Younger (Master of Messkirch) Tempera on panel, 24-3/4 in. x 60-1/2 The Bergmann Richards Memorial Fund and the Fiduciary Fund, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts + Enlarge Image


The Raising of Lazarus (c. 1558?59) Jacopo Tintoretto Oil on canvas, 70 7/8 x 108 1/4 in. (180.02 x 274.96 cm) (canvas) Courtesy: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts + Enlarge Image


Penitent Magdelene (c. 1650-65) Bartolom? Esteban Murillo Oil on canvas, 48 1/2 x 42 1/2 in. (123.2 x 108.0 cm) Courtesy: The Bergmann Richards Memorial Fund, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts + Enlarge Image


Holy Myrrhbearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene. 20th c. Greek icon Egg-tempera on wood panel Courtesy: Orthodox Church in America + Enlarge Image


Icon of St. Mary Magdalene 20th c. American icon Egg-tempera on wood panel Courtesy: Orthodox Church in America + Enlarge Image


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is R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

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