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Common Knowledge Review of God and the Goddesses

A short but thought-provoking review of Barbara Newman’s God and the Goddesses appears in the Fall 2006 Issue of Common Knowledge.

Reviewer Caroline Walker Bynum writes, "Newman’s central thesis–that medieval thinking about and reacting to God included a strong sense of a living feminine presence in the divine–has puzzled scholars."

Yet Bynum adds, "I suspect that, when we look back fifty years from now, we will see this book as one that changed the face of scholarship and maybe even our understanding of Christianity itself."