When God was a Woman

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, 1990 - 265 pages
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Here, archaeologically documented, is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Known by many names--Astarte, Isis, Ishtar, among others--she reigned supreme in the Near and Middle East. Beyond being worshipped for fertility, she was revered as the wise creator and the one souce of universal order. Under her, women's roles differed markedly from those in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Women bought and sold property and traded in the marketplace, and the inheritance of title and property was passed from mother to daughter. How did the change come about? By documenting the wholesale rewriting of myth and religious dogmas, Merlin Stone details a most ancient conspiracey: the patriarchal reimaging of the Goddess as a wanton, depraved figure. This portrait that laid the foundation for one of culture's greatest shams--the legend of Adam and fallen Eve.
 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - kristennicole - LibraryThing

I really enjoy Stone's approach to Goddess worship. The one problem I have with the book is that it provides a lot of information in a short amount of space, and I have a hard time keeping it all ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Loptsson - LibraryThing

An overly feminist book to say the least, at the beginning and cropping up from time to time, but besides that I did enjoy it to a degree. There are many things which I definitely don't agree with her ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

One Tales with a Point of View1
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Three WomenWhere Woman Was Deified30
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Four The Northern Invaders62
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Five One of Their Own Race103
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Six If the King Did Not Weep129
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Seven The Sacred Sexual Customs153
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Nine And the Men of the City Shall Stone Her with Stones180
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Ten Unraveling the Myth of Adam and Eve198
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Eleven The Daughters of Eve224
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Date Charts242
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Index259
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