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The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece
Marguerite Rigoglioso
Type: eBook
Released: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Page Count: 292
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0230614772
ISBN-13: 9780230614772
"With this pioneering work, Marguerite Rigoglioso has illuminated the coherence and the centrality of the seemingly disparate references to divine parthenogenetic birth in Greek religion.The Cult of Divine ... Textbook Her insightful study of the priestesshoods of divine birth brings the subject into focus and suggests new scholarly perspectives." --Charlene Spretnak, author of Lost Goddesses of Early Greece "This book is bold, creative, and courageous, and makes a considerable contribution to feminist re-readings and reinterpretations of religious and mythological traditions from the Graeco-Roman world." --Marvin Meyer, Ph.D., Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies, Chapman University; Author of The Gospel of Judas, The Gospels of Mary, The Gnostic Bible, and Ancient Christian Magic "Thought provoking and superbly written, this is the only book to examine thoroughly and seriously the question of divine birth in ancient Greece. Imperative for classical scholars, the book provides stunning insights that should be a fascinating read for anyone who has even the slightest interest in spirituality, religion, feminism, or ancient history." --Jorge N. Ferrer, Ph.D., Coeditor, The Participatory Turn: Spirituality, Mysticism, Religious Studies "Marguerite Rigoglioso is a unique scholar who has skillfully woven an important study that shifts the dominant gaze on pre-Christian origins. Her work allows for a more holistic perspective regarding a major religious belief of the world--that of virgin birth. What a treasure--an original and scrupulous scholar who writes well and suffuses her study of myths with passion!" --Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, author of Black Madonnas: Feminism, Religion, and Politics in Italy "Marguerite Rigoglioso is a unique scholar who has skillfully woven an important study that shifts the dominant gaze on pre-Christian origins. Her work allows for a more holistic perspective regarding a major religious belief of the world--that of virgin birth. What a treasure--an original and scrupulous scholar who writes well and suffuses her study of myths with passion!" "With this pioneering work, Rigoglioso has illuminated the coherence and the centrality of the seemingly disparate references to divine birth in Greek religion. Her insightful study of the priestesshoods of divine birth brings the subject into focus and suggests new scholarly perspectives." "Thought provoking and superbly written, this is the only book to examine thoroughly and seriously the question of divine birth in ancient Greece. Imperative for classical scholars, the book provides stunning insights that should be a fascinating read for anyone who has even the slightest interest in spirituality, religion, feminism, or ancient history."

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