"Some books are written so well that they attract different kinds of readers as times change. The Feminine Dimension of the Divine is such a book. The spiritual needs and interest of both men and women have changed enough to merit a new edition of this superbly crafted, scholarly study of Sophia."—Janet Forsythe Fishburn, Acting Dean, Theological School, Drew University
Departing from the traditional image of God as masculine, Engelsman examines the feminine dimension of the divine. She recovers female images of the divine, examining the goddesses Demeter, Isis and in particular, Sophia, to demonstrate how the feminine aspect of God was repressed in Christianity. This revised edition contains a new preface, introduction and updated bibliography by the author.