"Man Made God" comprises a series of fascinating articles from the author of the classic best-seller "The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets." Extraordinary independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology Barbara G. Walker takes us through a riveting journey back in time to when the Goddess and her consort/son ruled supreme, into the era when the patriarchy usurped Her worship, right up to Barbara's own personal experience being raised a Christian. In this remarkable collection, Walker turns a critical eye towards: ¿ Religion as big business ¿ Religion's effects on children ¿ The Bible as a "moral guide" and "history" ¿ Biblical infallibility ¿ The doctrine of "original sin" ¿ The biblical attitude towards sexuality ¿ God as "Father" ¿ Church doctrine regarding women ¿ Church history vis-à-vis the Dark Ages, Inquisition, and book- and witch-burning ¿ Christian afterlife traditions ¿ Traditional Christian origins ¿ And much more¿ A brilliant exposé of the long lost history of religious ideology, including goddess worship, and a scathing indictment of the male-dominated cultus, this frank and exceptional analysis unveils mysteries that have perplexed mankind for millennia and unravels detrimental religious ideologies that have been plaguing humanity for equally long. Barbara G. Walker is also the author of "The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects," "The Crone," "Feminist Fairy Tales," "The Book of Sacred Stones" and other fine works.
For Ages: 12+ years old
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 15th April 2010
Publisher: Stellar House Publishing, LLC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.55