(Essay) Mary as Christian Goddess by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D.

Untitled22” … the people offered bread in her name; as they had always done in the name of various Great Goddesses. According to Ashe, the Christian church of the fifth century integrated into itself the flourishing Mariology, thus taking the sting out of a rival religion …

The Great Mother as She survived in the Christian era, as Mary, has been an ambivalent image: is She sovereign or is She servant? … if pushed to the point, perhaps the Fathers of the Church would admit that keeping Mary in service to them, has been like trying to hold a bubble of air in the bottom of a fish tank … its tendency is always to rise to the open air where it belongs, and so is her tendency.”

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