When God Was a Woman Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Merlin Stone
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Chapter Abstracts

Chapters 1-2

* Stone discusses the idea that God was a woman, but is now no longer a part of religion.

* Worship of female deities is found in many cultures, but is reduced to fairy tales.

* There are numerous creation myths in history, not just Adam and Eve.

* The existence of the Goddess is speculative as it precedes writing, but evidence does exist.

* There were many names for the Goddess.

* Some art shows the male as subsidiary.

* Goddess is seen as the ultimate source of life.

Chapter 3

* Women seem to have had roles of power in society and in the home.

* Some Egyptian men were the keepers of the house while the women attended to business.

* Love poems hint that Egyptian women do the wooing.

* Over time, the woman becomes the consort of Gods, rather than an equal, in some cultures.

* Women seemed to have managed financial affairs at...

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