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Bibil Identifier bibil:213726
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Mary Magdalene as Agent (or Witness) of Apocalypse
Author Rowland, Christopher C.
Edited book From the Margins 2
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 129-142 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay juxtaposes Botticelli’s ‘Mystic Crucifixion’ and a section of William Blake’s unfinished poem ‘The Everlasting Gospel’ to show the ways in which Mary Magdalene (identified by Blake with the woman taken in adultery in John 8) is both a witness of an apocalyptic event and herself one who experiences revelatory insight. Both Botticelli and Blake demonstrate an awareness of features of the respective biblical texts and bring out the apocalyptic significance of the passage on which they comment in image and words.
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