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Title: Women and Goddess Traditions: In Antiquity and Today
Author: King, Karen L
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Publisher: Trinity Press International; Publication Date: 1998
Paperback; ISBN: 9780800629199
Volumes: 1; Pages: 400
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This provocative book, based on analyses of primary sources, examines the role of the feminine deity in religious piety.
Goddess religion was widespread in the world of the Bible and is reflected in many biblical texts. With skill and insight, the field's finest scholars discuss such questions as: What is the relationship between goddesses, their appearances in myth and ritual, and the social roles and practices of women? How can such religious manifestations be understood?
Contributors: Introduction: Karen Jo Torjesen
Part One, Asia: Kathleen M. Erndl, Cynthia Ann Humes, Donna M. Wulff, Lina Gupta, Miranda Shaw, and Miriam Levering
Part Two, The Ancient Mediterranean: Susan Ackerman, Susan Tower Hollis, Eleanor Ferris Beach, Hal Taussig, Savina J. Teubal, Claudia V. Camp, and Amy Richlin
Part Three, Contemporary Goddess Theology: Judith Ochshorn, Rita M. Gross, and Emily Erwin Culpepper
Karen L. King is Professor of Religious Studies at Occidental College, Los Angeles. She is the editor of Images of the Feminine in Gnosticism (Fortress Press, 1998).