When God was a Woman

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, 1990 - Goddess religion - 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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Exceptional work! Every woman (and man) shall read it. Read full review

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I loved this book. The history behind so many things that we take for granted and, more than likely, have wrong about said history is baffling. I always knew that the Divine Female was worshiped for ... Read full review

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Contents

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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Locations of Areas Discussed in Chapter Four
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Some of the Major Waterways from Estonia to
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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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