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When God was a woman / Merlin Stone.

1st Harvest/HBJ ed.. New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.
ISBN 015696158X, 9780156961585

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman stacks
BL458 .S76 1976 (show me on map) Available Request
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BL458 .S76 Available Request
UNIV General stacks
202.114 S76w, 1976 Available Request
George Mason
Fenwick stacks
BL458 .S76; 1976b Available Request
Subjects Christendom.
Women and religion.
Series Harvest/HBJ book.
Description xxvii, 265 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date 1978.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-257) and index.
Summary Documents the ancient worship of the great creator Mother Goddess under a diversity of names and details the rewriting of myths, the recasting of rituals and religious doctrines, and the transformation of the Goddess into a wanton, depraved figure by invading patriarchal tribes.
Here, archeologically 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 worshiped for fertility, she was revered as the wise creator and the one source of universal order. Under her, women's roles differed markedly from those in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Women bought and sold 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 conspiracy: the patriarchal re-imagining of the Goddess as a wanton, depraved figure. This is the portrait that laid the foundation for one of culture's greatest shams--the legend of Adam and fallen Eve.
Contents Tales with a point of view -- Who was she? -- Women -- where woman was deified -- The northern invaders -- One of their own race -- If the king did not weep -- The Sacred sexual customs -- They offered incense to the queen of heaven -- And the men of the city shall stone her with stones -- Unraveling the myth of Adam and Eve -- The daughters of Eve.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3397068
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WorldCat Identities Stone, Merlin.
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