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Man Made God

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"Man Made God" comprises a series of fascinating articles from the author of the classic best-seller "The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets." Extraordinary independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology Barbara G. Walker takes us through a riveting journey back in time to when the Goddess and her consort/son ruled supreme, into the era when the patriarch ...more
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Published (first published April 15th 2010)
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Man Made God: A Collection of Essays by Barbara G. Walker

Man Made God is a collection of interesting essays from the excellent author Barbara G. Walker. The critical essays are about the nature and history of religion and mythology from the female perspective. In a very compelling and educational manner the author exposes the truth behind man-made driven beliefs. The book sheds light on the key differences between matriarchal and patriarchal societies.

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1. Great education of religious
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Mar 21, 2015 Cicely rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a collection of essays. The author writes mostly about the contradictions in Christian and Jewish scripture. She, as an atheist, is a very harsh critic. Some of her essays are very interesting, describing in detail early pagan thought processes. As an atheist, she can be annoying as well, stating the prayer is useless: but I need some kind of hope! She occasionally over generalizes about such topics as what early Man was like: no one can prove that they were all peaceful!
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Barbara Walker studied journalism at the University of Pennsylvania and then took a reporting job at the Washington Star in DC. During her work as a reporter, she became increasingly interested in feminism and women's issues.

Her writing career has been split between knitting instruction books, produced in the late 1960s through the mid-80s; and women's studies and mythology books, produced from t
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