Texts by Giovanni Testori, Gianfranco Ravasi
1989 / 260 PAGES
This volume centres on Mary Magdalene and the popularity of her figure. Some of Giovanni Testori’s most fascinating pages are accompanied by a parade of artworks from different periods and places.
The Holy Scriptures contain few mentions of Mary of Magdala, the Magdalene, but these few glimpses into an episode that brings together beauty and repentance were enough to long unsettle and fuel the imagination of the people who celebrated the holy sinner in literature and art. She emerges from these pages propelled by the stormy poetry of Giovanni Testori, who conjures up a host of painted and sculpted Magdalenes.