Mary Magdalene in Medieval Franciscan Spirituality

Steven J. McMichael, OFM Conv., STD, Mary Magdalene in Medieval Franciscan Spirituality: Beloved Disciple and Apostle of the Apostles (St. Bonaventure 2022).

This book presents the legacy of Mary Magdalene from the perspective of Franciscan spirituality, theology, and art. It shows how she was shown as a model of the spiritual journey in medieval Franciscan theology, the Vita Christi tradition, and art. It also shows how the medieval Franciscan tradition associated Mary Magdalene with the Virgin Mary, presenting them as complementary roles during the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ.

Steven J. McMichael, OFM Conv., is an Associate Professor in the Theology Department at the University of Saint Thomas (Saint Paul, Minnesota) where he teaches courses on medieval theology and Christian-Muslim dialogue. He published a book entitled The Glory of Paradise: Risen Life in the Easter Octave Sermons of Bernardino da Siena (Tau Press, 2016). He is researching and writing on the topic of the resurrection of Jesus in late medieval Franciscan theology, spirituality, and preaching, focusing currently on the resurrection theology of the fifteenth-century Franciscan Roberto da Lecce.

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