Feminine Dimension of the Divine

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Departing from the traditional image of God as masculine, Joan Chamberlain Engelsman examines the feminine dimension of the divine. She recovers female images of the divine, examining the goddesses Demeter, Isis and in particular, Sophia, to demonstrate how the feminine aspect of God was repressed in Christianity.

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A Study of Sophia and Feminine Images in Religion

Departing from the traditional image of God as masculine, Joan Chamberlain Engelsman examines the feminine dimension of the divine. She recovers female images of the divine, examining the goddesses Demeter, Isis and in particular, Sophia, to demonstrate how the feminine aspect of God was repressed in Christianity. This revised edition contains a new preface, introduction and updated bibliography by the author.

The spiritual needs and interests of both men and women have changed enough to merit a new edition of this superbly crafted, scholarly study of Sophia”. – Janet Forsythe Fishburn

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