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Goddesses and the divine feminine : a Western religious history

Author: Rosemary Radford Ruether
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This landmark work presents the most illuminating portrait we have to date of goddesses and sacred female imagery in Western culture - from prehistory to contemporary goddess movements. Beautifully written, lucidly conceived, and far-ranging in its implications, this work will help readers gain a better appreciation of the complexity of the social forces - mostly androcentric - that have shaped the symbolism of the  Read more...
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Ruether, Rosemary Radford.
Goddesses and the divine feminine.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607589036
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Radford Ruether
ISBN: 0520231465 9780520231467 9780520250055 0520250052
OCLC Number: 57250961
Description: ix, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Gender and the problem of prehistory --
Goddesses and world renewal in the ancient mediterranean --
The Hebrew God and gender --
Savior goddesses in the mystery religions and gnosticism --
The spiritual feminine in New Testament and patristic Christianity --
Feminine symbols in medieval religious literature --
Tonantzin-Guadalupe : the meeting of Aztec and Christian female symbols in Mexico --
Mary and wisdom in protestant mystical millennialism --
Contested gender status and imagining ancient matriarchy --
The return of the goddess.
Responsibility: Rosemary Radford Ruether.
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