This monograph makes a speciality of "Christian Goddess Spirituality" (CGS), the phenomenon of (mostly) girls who mix Christianity and Goddess Spirituality, together with Wicca/Witchcraft. Mary Ann Beavis’s learn offers ethnographic information and research at the lived spiritual adventure of CGS practitioners, drawing on interviews of over a hundred ladies who self-identify as combining Christianity and Goddess spirituality. even supposing CGS additionally has implications for Goddess Spirituality and similar traditions (e.g., Neopaganism, Wicca), right here, CGS is taken into account basically as a phenomenon inside of Christianity. in spite of the fact that, the examine additionally indicates that the fusion of Christian and Goddess spiritualties has had an effect on non-Christian feminist spirituality, considering Goddess-worshippers have frequently built Christianity because the diametrical contrary and enemy of the Goddess, to the purpose that a few refuse to confess the prospect that CGS is a legitimate non secular course, or that it really is even attainable. In addition, biblical, Jewish and Christian images of the divine akin to Sophia, Shekhinah, the Virgin Mary, or even Mary Magdalene, have came upon their method into the "Pagan" Goddess pantheon.
The major topics of the examine contain: overlaps and ameliorations among Christian feminist theology and CGS; the routes to CGS for person practitioners, and their ideals, practices and stories; proto-denominational classifications ("spiritual paths") inside of CGS; CGS thealogy (Christian discourse in regards to the girl divine); and the way forward for CGS in social medical and ecclesiological context. Christian Goddess Spirituality will be of curiosity to students of faith, specially people with pursuits in ladies and faith, feminist spiritualities, feminist theology/thealogy, substitute spiritualities, New spiritual activities, and emergent Christianities.