The Magdalene Moment
In recent years, scandals involving sexual abuse, politics, money, and morality have rocked mainstream Christianity. At the same time, the Da Vinci Code spent over two years on the bestseller lists and sparked massive interest in Mary Magdalene. Joanna Manning argues that this is no coincidence, and that Christianity's future depends on a fundamental shift toward the issues of today. She explores some of those issues here, including women's roles, erotic and sexual diversity, the environment and the new cosmology, and religious pluralism.