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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In the wake of the goddesses: women, culture, and the biblical transformation of pagan myth

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This book, by a professor of Near Eastern religion, begins with the world of goddesses of Mesopotamia. Frymer-Kensky then traces their marginalization and explains how biblical monotheism developed ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction On the Nature of Monotheism
1
The Pantheon
9
The Wisdom of Women Goddesses and the Arts
32
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About the author (1992)

Victor Matthews is Professor of Religious Studies at Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri.

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