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Carol P. Christ – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Carol P. Christ

 

Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants.

– Carol P. Christ


In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal.

– Carol P. Christ


I first became interested in women and religion when I was one of the few women doing graduate work in Religious Studies at Yale University in the late 1960’s.

– Carol P. Christ


The simplest and most basic meaning of the symbol of the Goddess is the acknowledgment of the legitimacy of female power as a beneficent and independent power.

– Carol P. Christ


Because religion has such a compelling hold on the deep psyches of so many people, feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers.

– Carol P. Christ


In my book I specifically discussed the structural nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion.

– Carol P. Christ


The women’s movement will present a growing threat to patriarchal religion less by attacking it than by simply leaving it behind.

– Carol P. Christ


Our great symbol for the Goddess is the moon, whose three aspects reflect the three stages in women’s lives and whose cycles of waxing and waning coincide with women’s menstrual cycles.

– Carol P. Christ