When God Was A Woman

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 9, 2012 - 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.

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User Review  - 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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - 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 ... Read full review


1Tales with a Point of View
2Who Was She?
3WomenWhere Woman Was Deified
4The Northern Invaders
5One of Their Own Race
6If the King Did Not Weep
7The Sacred Sexual Customs
8They Offered Incense to the Queen of Heaven
9And the Men of the City Shall Stone Her with Stones
10Unraveling the Myth of Adam and Eve
11The Daughters of Eve
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Merlin Stone was an American author, artist, and art professor. Her book, When God Was a Woman, had a significant effect on the emerging goddess culture of 1970s America. Other books she wrote include The Paradise Papers: The Suppression of Women’s Rites, Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood, and 3000 Years of Racism.

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