In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"I was attracted to the topic of Mary Magdalene because very little concrete information is known about her. SHe is mentioned a mere 12 times in the New Testament and is only acknowledged in the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. I was hoping that throughout my research I would be able to acquire more information about her, and understand why through the centuries she has been described as both a prostitute and a sinner. In truth, she was a beloved follower of Jesus and the first to whom Jesus appeared after he was resurrected."
"Mary Magdalene: Saint Not Sinner,"
Verbum: Vol. 9
, Article 10.
Available at: https://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol9/iss2/10