Mary 'tradition of being the first witness of his (Yesus') resurrection...' 1a.
'in the Gospel of Mary it is Peter who is opposed to Mary’s words, because she is a woman.' 2a.
Levi, in his defense of Mary and her teaching, tells Peter, "Surely the Savior knows her very well. That is why he loved her more than us." [3a]
In the Gospel of Philip, a similar statement is made about Mary Magdalene.
Gospel’s main purpose is to encourage fearful disciples to go out and preach the gospel. 4a
In Gospel of Mary, Peter appears to be offended by the discovery that Jesus selected Mary above the other disciples to interpret his teachings. 5a
1a: (John 20:14–16); (Mark 16:9 later manuscripts).
2a: Esther A. de Boer, The Gospel of Mary Listening to the Beloved Disciple, pp. 14–18.
3a: Gospel of Mary
4a: Esther A. de Boer, The Gospel of Mary Listening to the Beloved Disciple
5a: Esther A. de Boer, The Gospel of Mary Listening to the Beloved Disciple