In the Wake of the Goddesses: Women, Culture, and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth

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Free Press, 1992 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 292 pages
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Exploring the rich and powerful symbols of religion and culture that have shaped Western thought, In the Wake of the Goddesses shows how conceptions of gender and sexualtiy developed and changed from the goddesses of ancient Mesopotamian civilizations to the one God of Biblical monotheism. 8-page insert.

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The first part of the book contains very good and provable history about the Goddesses of Sumer. The second part contains the transition from Goddesses to monotheism. The history is the YHWH of Israel ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction On the Nature of Monotheism
1
The Pantheon
9
The Wisdom of Women Goddesses and the Arts
32
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Frymer-Kensky is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School of University of Chicago.

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