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'Matriliny and Mother Goddess Religion'

Morris, Brian. 1998. 'Matriliny and Mother Goddess Religion'. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 13(1), pp. 91-102. ISSN 1353-7903 [Article]

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This article offers critical reflections on the bipolar conception of human history offered by Afrocentric and eco‐feminist theologians. Such a theory, essentially a re‐affirmation of Bachofen's historical speculations, tends to see an intrinsic relationship between matriliny and mother‐goddess religion—both being associated with an earlier, eden‐like, phase of human history. Using anthropological data, the article provides a critique of these currently fashionable accounts of human pre‐history.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/13537909808580824

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
1998Published

Item ID:

11788

Date Deposited:

22 Jun 2015 14:23

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 12:32

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11788
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