Spirituality and Religion

Discover feminist texts about spirituality and religion written between 1965-1995.

Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion

Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion Judith Plaskow andCarol Christ Harper & Row 1979 This collection of 20th-century feminist writings attempts to re-think the ideas and traditions of male-dominated Western religion. It provides an overview of contemporary feminist thinking on religion and should appeal to anyone interested in the feminist perspective The authors published…

Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality

Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality Judith Plaskow andCarol Christ HarperCollins 1989 In this sequel to Womanspirit Rising, Judith Plaskow and Carol Christ have selected key writings in feminist spirituality, focusing on constructive elements in the feminist approach to religion in North America and the great diversity of women’s experience. The writings presented…

The Language of the Goddess: Unearthing the Hidden Symbols of Western Civilization

The Language of the Goddess:Unearthing the Hidden Symbolsof Western Civilization Marija Gimbutas HarperCollins 1989 The Goddess is the most potent and persistent feature in the archaeological records of the ancient world. She was a symbol of the unity of life in nature, and the personification of all that was sacred and mysterious on Earth. Here,…

Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation

Beyond God the Father: Toward aPhilosophy of Women’s Liberation Mary Daly Beacon Press 1973 This book is in a real sense a sequel to The Church and the Second Sex, published in the late sixties, just before the contemporary tide of women’s liberation writings burst forth. The earlier book manifested some of the anger and ebullient…

The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth

The Great Cosmic Mother:Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  Monica Sjöö and Barbara Mor Harper One 1987 This classic exploration of the Goddess through time and throughout the world draws on religious, cultural, and archaeological sources to recreate the Goddess religion that is humanity’s heritage. This passionate and important text shows clearly that the religion…

Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism

Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethicsof Radical Feminism Mary Daly Beacon Press 1978 Mary Daly’s New Intergalactic Introduction explores her process as a Crafty Pirate on the Journey of Writing Gyn/Ecology and reveals the autobiographical context of this “Thunderbolt of Rage” that she first hurled against the patriarchs in 1979 and no hurls again in the Re-Surging Movement of Radical…

The First Sex

The First Sex Elizabeth Gould Davis Putnam 1971 From Wikipedia: The First Sex is a 1971 book by Elizabeth Gould Davis, aimed to show that early human society consisted of matriarchal “queendoms” based around worship of the “Great Goddess”, and characterised by pacifism and democracy. Gould Davis argued that the early matriarchal societies attained a high level…

The Politics of Women’s Spirituality

The Politics of Women’s Spirituality Charlene Spretnak Anchor Press 1982 This feminist classic presents a chorus of voices exploring their authentic spirituality. The essays are active rather than reactive, revolutionary rather than reformist, and express a broad political awareness. Rather than codifying a religion exclusively for women, the authors address a range of contemporary issues…

Another Mother Tongue

Another Mother Tongue Judy Grahn Beacon Press 1984 In this view of gay culture and its role in society, the author weaves history with myth, tribal traditions with the occult, and interviews with personal experience to unfold the rich pattern of gay life that has existed from ancient times to the present. Spanning centuries and…

Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism

Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism Irene Diamond Random House 1990 A collection of articles, essays, and poetic prose pieces by 26 of the foremost writers, scholars, activists, artists, and spiritual teachers of ecofeminism who envision a restoration of harmony in a global environment damaged by a devaluation of nature and women. Reweaving the World…