Monday, June 06, 2022

Kutash on goddesses and cultural memory

THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST TODAY: Goddesses of Myth and Cultural Memory (Emilie Kutash).
Goddesses, it seems, are still among us today. The contemporary goddess movement reflects a quest for an antidote to male divinity and a means to enact a woman-centered religious practice. But goddesses are far more pervasive and far older. Goddesses of Myth and Cultural Memory documents the presence of goddesses in a wide range of literature, philosophy and theology across the centuries. They appear in such divergent contexts as Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, Kabbalah, Medieval allegory, and in our time, feminist and psychoanalytic literature.


I noted the publication of the book last year.

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