When God Was A Woman

The landmark exploration of the ancient worship of the Great Goddess and the eventual suppression of women's rites.
Merlin Stone

This chronicles the transition from religious matriarchies to patriarchies in ancient societies as goddess worship was replaced with obedience to god.

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Product Description

This book by Merlin Stone chronicles the transition from religious matriarchies to patriarchies in ancient societies. Cultures of the Near and Middle East previously worshiped a goddess before Judeo-Christian influence demonized women as a source of original sin and replaced the goddess with a male god. This paperback book is a fascinating read for those interested in religious history, interaction between different faiths, or gender issues. It includes pictures of ancient art and sculptures, tracing the evolution of beliefs throughout.