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Record Type: Review   ID: 659

In the Wake of the Goddesses: Women, Culture, and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth

Frymer-Kensky, Tikva

 The author is a psychologist/sumerologist, a biblicist, a teacher, and "a late-twentieth century postmodern American feminist Jew" (pp. ix). Her aim is to examine what scholars have learned about early polytheism, especially many goddesses, and why monotheism superseded it. She is especially interested in comparing today’s intuitive, introspective approach to goddesses as compared with what scholarly research reveals. There are three parts: I. The World of the Godesses (6 chapters); II. In the Absence of Goddesses: Biblical Transformations (the monotheistic approach); and III. Sex and Gender: The Unfinished Agenda (3 chapters). An Epilogue deals with "Religion in the Wake of the Goddesses."
Publisher Information:New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1992. 292p. Abbreviations: 225-227; Chap. notes: 229-281; Index: 283-292
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