The authors identify the general symbol of the Mother Goddess as a common sanctified image, and they demonstrate some of the cultural variations in form or function of the symbol in specific sociocultural settings. Although the subject is approached from a wide variety of perspectives, the authors concur that female deities are not mere projections of sociocultural conditions on an ideological screen; divine mother images represent something of the nurturant and sometimes destructive dimension of the cosmic order.
Originally published in 1983.
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Author: James J. Preston Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Published: 11/10/1983 Pages: 384 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.24lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.86d ISBN: 9780807841143