The Magdala Trilogy by Peter Longley

Peter Longley, author of The Magdala Trilogy: A Six-Part Epic Depicting a Plausible Life of Mary Magdalene and Her Times

Peter Longley graduated with a master's degree in theology from Cambridge University in 1970. He was a licensed lay-reader and preacher in the Anglican Church both in Ireland and the United States. Brought up in England, Longley lived in Ireland from 1966-1977. Since 1977, he has lived in the United States in Georgia, Minnesota, and Missouri. He is a member of the Westar Institute and has long supported the work of The Jesus Seminar.

Apart from The Magdala Trilogy, Peter Longley is the author of two other published novels: Two Thousand Years Later and Love is Where Your Rosemary Grows. He is the author of numerous horticultural, historical, and political articles and has three interesting unpublished full-length autobiographical manuscripts: Twenty Years before The Mast, A look at the changes within the cruise industry during his years as a cruise director; A Vision of an Empty Cross, a personal spiritual journey; and Forsythia, a precis of John Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga with parallel biographical and autobiographical comment on four generations of Peter's family in England along with his childhood reminiscences of them and their times.