First published in 1999. One of the most unexpected developments of the late twentieth century is the rebirth of the religion of the Goddess in western cultures. Though we were taught that the Gods and Goddesses died with the triumph of Christianity, the re-emergence of the Goddess is not as surprising as it might seem. This book explores the meaning of the Goddess, and the questions we ask as well as the ways we answer them.
Carol P. Christ is Director of the Ariadne Institute for the Study of Myth and Ritual. Her previous books include Diving Deep and Surfacing (1995) and Laughter of Aphrodite (1993).
"Christ manages to combine heart and intellect in her latest work...Highly recommended for both those who do not know goddess religion and for those who do." -- Library Journal
"One of feminist spirituality's founding mothers here offers a thealogy...It is a charged testimonial to the power of the feminine divine in her own life." -- Booklist
"For those seeking to explore or deepen their understanding of feminist spirituality, Carol P. Christ in her newest book, offers an erudite yet heartfelt exploration of the history, nature, and meaning of the Goddess. In doing so she proviides a rich, well researched, and well reasoned Thea-logy." -- New Visions
"If you have a following of readers looking for goddess information, this is a sure bet." -- Feminist Bookstore News