Legacy of Carol P. Christ: “Am I Crazy?” Loving Laura Dern
Feminism and Religion
by Legacy of Carol P. Christ
2h ago
This was originally posted on April 1, 2013 “Am I crazy?” “No, just full of hope. You got more hope than most people do. It’s a beautiful thing to have a little hope for the world, you know.” This question was posed by Amy Jellicoe, played by Laura Dern, at the end of the HBO ..read more
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From the Archives: Book review: Merlin Stone Remembered: Her Life and Works by Barbara Ardinger
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by Barbara Ardinger
1d ago
This was originally posted on June 7, 2015 When Merlin Stone’s book, When God Was a Woman, was published in 1976, it was a lightning bolt of feminist scholarship that told the world that before there was a Judeo-Christian god there were goddesses, and before there were goddesses, there was the Goddess. If you’re reading this ..read more
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Processing my experiences of patriarchy has changed my faith for the better by Liz Cooledge Jenkins
Feminism and Religion
by Liz Cooledge Jenkins
2d ago
As my first book, Nice Churchy Patriarchy, approaches six months of being out there in the world, I find myself reflecting on the journey. The process of unpacking all the ways patriarchy shows up in faith communities—and, in particular, the ways patriarchy has impacted my experience of church—has been a long one, and a winding ..read more
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A Feminist Reading of Saint Wilgefortis by Sofia Meskhidze
Feminism and Religion
by Guest Contributor
3d ago
The legend of Saint Wilgefortis tells the story of a Christian woman who was martyred for her faith. While there are numerous women martyrs in the Christian tradition, Wilgefortis is distinguished by her gender non-conformity. She is often referred to as female Christ[1] and is almost always depicted with a beard, in a dress, and ..read more
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Rhiannon as Midlife Queen Mother by Kelle BanDea
Feminism and Religion
by Guest Contributor
4d ago
We tend to think of Rhiannon as the fairy maiden on the white horse who entices Pwyll, the King and her future husband, into the Otherworld. Or she is the young mother who is unfairly blamed for the death of her own child until he is restored to her. This is Rhiannon’s story as it ..read more
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From the Archives: Triple Goddesses in the Celtic World by Judith Shaw
Feminism and Religion
by Judith Shaw
5d ago
Many neopagans and modern Goddess worshipers mistakenly equate the triadic nature of some Celtic Goddesses with the Triple Goddess concept first popularized by Robert Graves in his book, The White Goddess. Graves stated that Goddesses were frequently found in triplets as Maiden, Mother and Crone. But there is nothing found in the ancient stories of Celtic ..read more
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Refuge by Sara Wright
Feminism and Religion
by Sara Wright
6d ago
Refuge is a place I go to be with other forests. A blessed place…even when I have a dog that is dying. Two free writes from the field where Nature is Queen of May and June… The Calling Clouds billowing, light gray, Mary’s window waves of glass ripple through a forest still stirring from winters ..read more
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Legacy of Carol P. Christ: Bird Watching and Geology in the Body of Goddess
Feminism and Religion
by Legacy of Carol P. Christ
1w ago
The notion of the earth as the body of Goddess has taken on deeper meaning for me in recent years.  I have felt connected to nature all of my life.  Yet often, though not always, I have related to nature in general rather than in specific ways. Some years ago, after reading Hartshorne’s essay “Do Birds ..read more
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FRANCESCA CACCINI (1587-1646): THE FIRST WOMAN TO COMPOSE AN OPERA by Maria Dintino
Feminism and Religion
by Guest Contributor
1w ago
Moderator’s Note: We are pleased to announce that we are forming a co-operation with The Nasty Women Writers Project, a site dedicated to highlighting and amplifying the voices and visions of powerful women. The site was founded by sisters Theresa and Maria Dintino. To quote Theresa, “by doing this work we are expanding our own ..read more
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The Pain and Struggle of Gender by Michele Bodle
Feminism and Religion
by Guest Contributor
1w ago
In the April 2024 issue of Christianity Today, Fellipe Do Vale wrote, “Gender on Earth as in Heaven: Will Our Gender be Removed or Renewed in the Resurrection?”             The entire issue was dedicated to a conversation between egalitarian and complementarian beliefs regarding gender, which I am not here to argue. However, I will wholeheartedly and fully ..read more
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