The Making of the Magdalen: Preaching and Popular Devotion in the Later Middle Ages.

  title={The Making of the Magdalen: Preaching and Popular Devotion in the Later Middle Ages.},
  author={Katherine Ludwig Jansen},
Best known during the Middle Ages as the prostitute who became a faithful follower of Christ, Mary Magdalen was the most beloved female saint after the Virgin Mary. Why the Magdalen became so popular, what meanings she conveyed, and how her story evolved over the centuries are the focus of this compelling exploration of late medieval religious culture. Analyzing previously unpublished sermons, Katherine Jansen uses the lens of medieval preaching to examine the mendicant friars' transformation… 
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