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Goddesses and the divine feminine : a Western religious history

Author: Rosemary Radford Ruether
Publisher: Berkeley (Calif.) ; Los Angeles ; London : University of California Press, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents th portrait we have to date of goddesses and sacred female imagery in Western culture - from prehistory to contemporary goddess movements. This title gives a provocative analysis of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Radford Ruether
ISBN: 0520250052 9780520250055
OCLC Number: 441816393
Description: IX, 381 str. : ilustr. ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Gender and the Problem of Prehistory 2. Goddesses and World Renewal in the Ancient Mediterranean 3. The Hebrew God and Gender 4. Savior Goddesses in the Mystery Religions and Gnosticism 5. The Spiritual Feminine in New Testament and Patristic Christianity 6. Feminine Symbols in Medieval Religious Literature 7. Tonantzin-Guadalupe: The Meeting of Aztec and Christian Female Symbols in Mexico 8. Mary and Wisdom in Protestant Mystical Millennialism 9. Contested Gender Status and Imagining Ancient Matriarchy 10. The Return of the Goddess Conclusion Notes Index
Responsibility: Rosemary Radford Ruether.

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