When God Was a Woman

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Dial Press, 1976 - Religion - 265 pages
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Here, archaeologically documented,is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Under her, women's roles were far more prominent than in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Stone describes this ancient system and, with its disintegration, the decline in women's status. Index; maps and illustrations.

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This book is amazing! The writer did a lot of research about the history of religion in various areas of the world and how the worship of the goddess was surpressed and/or incorporated into ... Read full review

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I thought this book was extremely factual and interesting. It details how the original matriarchal religions were destroyed by later patriarchal religions and goes on to describe how this affected the treatment of women in general. A really eye-opening read! Read full review


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