Book Reviews of Laughter of Aphrodite: Reflections on a Journey to the Goddess

Laughter of Aphrodite: Reflections on a Journey to the Goddess
Laughter of Aphrodite Reflections on a Journey to the Goddess
Author: Carol P. Christ
ISBN-13: 9780062501462
ISBN-10: 0062501461
Publication Date: 1/1987
Pages: 238
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Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco
Book Type: Hardcover
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These essays by the influential feminst author of Diving Deep and Surfacing ( deal, first, with her increasingly problematic dialogue with the God and institutions of the Judeo-Christian tradition and, second, with her emerging identification with the "Goddess" movement, which she finds more suitable to the spiritual needs of a nuclear age. Ending with her initiatory pilgrimage to the temple of Aphrodite, Christ effectively communicates her own journey and motivations. An Amazon.com reader calls it "beautiful and brilliant": This collection of essays masterfully (or mistressfully?) weaves together autobiography, thealogy, feminist theory, and first-rate religious scholarship into an intoxicating blend that is at once moving and informative. Christ raises many critical points that anyone doing contemporary theology (particularly Jewish or Christian) should seriously take under consideration. Christ's prose is some of the most lyrical and provocative stuff I have ever had the pleasure of reading. This type of religious writing is just the breath of fresh air the often stagnant academy needs. Taste and see for yourself."