Women's Spirituality

Power and Grace

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Imprint: Hampton Roads Publishing
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Book Details

Pages

320 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

08/01/2011

ISBN

978-1-57174-625-2

Publisher

Hampton Roads Publishing

Authors

  • Author Mary Faulkner

    Mary Faulkner is a writer, therapist, and teacher. The former executive editor of Recovering Magazine, she is also the author of Easy Does It Relationships and Easy Does It Dating and the co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Catholicism. She lives in Tennessee.

  • Foreword by Patricia Monaghan

From the inside scoop on goddesses, Amazons, and ancient matriarchal societies, to feminist theology and pagan rituals–Women’s Spirituality offers a comprehensive survey of what is happening in women’s spirituality today. Mary Faulkner also provides a sweeping historical and social overview of women’s spiritual experience from the dawn of civilization to present day:

  • Goddesses, amazons, priestesses, and Magic
  • The history of early matriarchal societies
  • Ecofeminism
  • Pagan and New Age rituals
  • Wiccan, Celtic, Jewish, Christian, native peoples, and other spiritual traditions

Faulkner also highlights the work of well-known writers, theologians, and academics who have contributed to the field, including Barbara Walker, Marija Gimbutas, Luisah Teish, Starhawk, Alice Walker, Rosemary Ruether, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sallie McFague, Mary Daly, Judith Plaskow, Carol Christ, Sue Monk Kidd, and many more.

For the novice, adept, or the simply curious, this book offers both a sweeping history and an inside view of one of the most profound movements and moving religious impulses of today.

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