I enjoyed Frances Kissling’s article on masculine-dominated religion, and have always admired her work.
However I was surprised that she didn’t address the importance of revisioning the Divine in female form, when this form has been either forbidden as heretical or blasphemous, or defined down by male theologians.
Room for diverse divine images, oh yes. But not “gods” alone. As long as Goddess is unthinkable and unsayable, female power is ruled out from the very important realm of the symbolic, the stories we tell. For more on this, see my article “The Meanings of Goddess” online.
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