Goddesses and the Divine Feminine

Goddesses and the Divine Feminine

Presents a portrait of sacred female and goddess imagary in Western culture, from their creation to the present day.

Author: Rosemary Ruether

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520250052

Category: Religion

Page: 381

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Presents a portrait of sacred female and goddess imagary in Western culture, from their creation to the present day.
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The Divine Feminine in Ancient Europe

The Divine Feminine in Ancient Europe

This book is an exploration of the spiritual traditions of ancient Europe, focusing on the numinous presence of the divine feminine in Russia, Central Europe, France, Britain, Ireland and the northern regions.

Author: Sharon Paice MacLeod

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786471386

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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"This book is an exploration of the spiritual traditions of ancient Europe, focusing on the numinous presence of the divine feminine in Russia, Central Europe, France, Britain, Ireland and the northern regions. The book shows how the power of European goddesses and holy women evolved through the ages"--
Categories: Religion

The Rowman Littlefield Handbook of Women s Studies in Religion

The Rowman   Littlefield Handbook of Women   s Studies in Religion

Rosemary Radford Ruether, Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005), 286–87. 19. Ruether, Goddessses and the Divine Feminine, 288. 20. Ruether, Goddesses and the ...

Author: Helen T. Boursier

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538154458

Category: Reference

Page: 390

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The handbook offers interreligious and multicultural perspectives on women’s studies in religion in conversation with specific contextualized gender-biased justice challenges. Contributing authors address 25 current and trending themes from their diverse socio-cultural-religious backgrounds. Themes move across the spectrum of women’s studies in religion, blurring the boundaries beyond “religious studies” to include perspectives from ethics, philosophy, sociology, economics, and law as. Religious diversity addresses challenges for women’s studies through the lens of Wicca, Buddhist, Asian Trans Pacific, Hinduism, Judaism, Muslima, and Christian. The handbook is practical, contemporary, and relevant as it moves theory to practical application in the section on challenging and changing system gender injustice with chapters on sexual violence and the #MeToo movement, femicide and feminicide, a Mohawk response to colonial dominion and violations to Indigenous lands and women, and a religio-politico witness for love and justice, include how to engage the theories of women’s studies in religion in the public square through civic engagement to create empowerment for actual, practical change. It shows the future movement of the becoming of women’s studies with chapters digital activism, reimagining women’s mosque spaces online, minoritized sexual identities, and spiritual homelessness, and charges readers to see “hope now” by challenging and changing gender injustice.
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Goddess Power

Goddess Power

Inside this book you will learn: • How the Goddess path offers an empowering message and inspiration • The importance of re-establishing a healthy balance and integration of both the "masculine" and the "feminine" archetypes • That ...

Author: Isabella Price

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781633536746

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Feminine Empowerment Path of the Goddess: At the dawn of religion, God was a Woman. The Divine Feminine is known by innumerable names and symbol-rich manifestations across the world's cultures. Throughout the ages the Goddess has been honored and worshiped as the Virgin Mary, Isis, Inanna, Asherah, Diana, Kuan Yin, Kali, Oshun, Athena, Pele, Sarasvati, Demeter, and White Buffalo Calf Woman, to mention just a few. Many conceptions of the Goddess are mysterious and seemingly paradoxical. Yet at its source, the Divine Feminine is one. I Am (With) Her takes you on a fascinating and, at times, surprising journey into the enduring essence of the Divine Feminine. Inside this book you will learn: • How the Goddess path offers an empowering message and inspiration • The importance of re-establishing a healthy balance and integration of both the "masculine" and the "feminine" archetypes • That the notion of God as archetypal "Sky-Father" is fairly recent in Western culture • Why the wisdom of the Goddess/Sacred Feminine has been ignored, distorted, and oppressed for centuries • How archetypes, mythic narratives, and qualities of Goddesses are alive within you and how they reveal intimate truths about yourself and others • How Goddesses can serve as empowering guides in your personal and professional life • Why especially black Goddesses/dark-skinned Mothers (e.g., Kali or Black Madonna) are a powerful symbol and catalyst for change in our times, both individually and collectively • And much, much more!
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Great Events in Religion An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History 3 volumes

Great Events in Religion  An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History  3 volumes

Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Rizvi, Uzma, and Murtaza Vali. “The Fertile Goddess at the Brooklyn Museum of Art: Excavating the Western Feminist Art ...

Author: Florin Curta

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695664

Category: Religion

Page: 1047

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This three-volume set presents fundamental information about the most important events in world religious history as well as substantive discussions of their significance and impact. • Presents readers with essential information about the chief events in religious history that will help them better understand world history and promote a greater respect for culturally diverse religious traditions • Provides cross-references and sidebars that cite print and electronic resources for further reading with each entry • Includes a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic resources suitable for student research
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Aztec Goddesses and Christian Madonnas

Aztec Goddesses and Christian Madonnas

Pelikan, Jaroslav, Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture (New Haven: Yale University Press, ... Ruether, Rosemary Radford, Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History (Berkeley: University of ...

Author: Joseph Kroger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351956116

Category: Religion

Page: 370

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The face of the divine feminine can be found everywhere in Mexico. One of the most striking features of Mexican religious life is the prevalence of images of the Virgin Mother of God. This is partly because the divine feminine played such a prominent role in pre-Hispanic Mexican religion. Goddess images were central to the devotional life of the Aztecs, especially peasants and those living in villages outside the central city of Tenochtitlan (present day Mexico City). In these rural communities fertility and fecundity, more than war rituals and sacrificial tribute, were the main focus of cultic activity. Both Aztec goddesses and the Christian Madonnas who replaced them were associated, and sometimes identified, with nature and the environment: the earth, water, trees and other sources of creativity and vitality. This book uncovers the myths and images of 22 Aztec Goddesses and 28 Christian Madonnas of Mexico. Their rich and symbolic meaning is revealed by placing them in the context of the religious worldviews in which they appear and by situating them within the devotional life of the faithful for whom they function as powerful mediators of divine grace and terror.
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Handbook of Contemporary Paganism

Handbook of Contemporary Paganism

'Goddess Pilgrims as Tourists: Inscribing the Body Through Sacred Travel.' Sociology of Religion. 63:4, Winter, 475–496. Ruether, R.R. (2005). Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History.

Author: Murphy Pizza

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047442356

Category: Religion

Page: 659

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As Contemporary Paganism continues to grow and establish its identity and place on the global religious landscape, new angles of inquiry about it have emerged and are discussed by Pagan Studies scholars of varying disciplines in this collection.
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Gender in History

Gender in History

to the present, while Rosemary Radford Ruether, Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005) provides a deeper analysis. The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, ...

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351729

Category: History

Page: 248

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Updated with new material to reflect the latest developments in the field, Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd Edition, provides a concise overview of the construction of gender in world cultures from the Paleolithic era to modern times. Includes examples drawn from the most recent scholarship relating to a diverse range of cultures, from Ancient Mesopotamia to post-Soviet Russia, and from the Igbo of Nigeria, to the Iroquois of north eastern North America. Reflects new developments in the field with added coverage of primates, slavery, colonialism, masculinity, and transgender issues Features significant discussion of the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, an important trend in the study of world history Lays out key theoretical and methodological issues in an introduction that is written in accessible language Supplementary material for instructors and students available at www.wiley.com/go/wiesnerhanks
Categories: History

The Privileged Divine Feminine in Kabbalah

The Privileged Divine Feminine in Kabbalah

Goddess and the Divine Feminine, A Western Religious History. Berkeley, University of California Press, 2005. Sack, Bracha. The Kabbalah of R. Moshe Cordovero (Hebrew). Beer Sheva: Ben Gurion University Press, 1995. Sack, Bracha.

Author: Moshe Idel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110599800

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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This volume addresses the complex topic of the preeminent status of the divine feminine power, to be referred also as Female, within the theosophical structures of many important Kabbalists, Sabbatean believers, and Hasidic masters. This privileged status is part of a much broader vision of the Female as stemming from a very high root within the divine world, then She was emanated and constitutes the tenth, lower divine power, and even in this lower state She is sometime conceived of governing this world and as equal to the divine Male. Finally, She is conceived of as returning to Her original place in special moments, the days of Sabbath, the Jewish Holidays or in the eschatological era. Her special dignity is sometime related to Her being the telos of creation, and as the first entity that emerged in the divine thought, which has been later on generated. In some cases, an uroboric theosophy links the Female Malkhut, directly to the first divine power, Keter. The author points to the possible impact of some of the Kabbalistic discussions on conceptualizations of the feminine in the Renaissance period.
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