Noli Me Tangere Essays

Noli Me Tangere

Many Filipinos will recognize the Latin phrase “Noli me Tangere” as the title of Jose Rizal’s first novel, rather than as a biblical line from the gospel of St. John (20:17). In English, it is usually rendered as “Touch me not. ” This was what the risen Jesus told the startled Mary Magdalene when she tried to approach him after he had called her name. The meaning of this utterance has been the subject of much dispute, not least because…

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