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.
Joan Chamberlain Engelsman is a well-known author and lecturer in the fields of psychology and spirituality. She is an adjunct faculty member at Drew University, a noted consultant on family violence, and director of the Clergy Partnership on Domestic Violence. She is the author of The Queen's Cloak: A Myth for Mid-Life and The Feminine Dimension of the Divine: A Study of Sophia and Feminine Images in Religion.