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Mother worship : [electronic resource] theme and variations / James J. Preston, editor.

Contributor(s): Preston, James, 1941-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in religion (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1982Description: xxiv, 360 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0807814717; 9780807814710.Subject(s): Mother goddesses | Women and religion | Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Devotion to | Marie, Sainte Vierge -- Culte | Déesses mères | Femmes et religionDDC classification: 306/.6 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive
Contents:
Introduction / James M. Freeman -- The Virgin of Guadalupe and the female self-image / Ena Campbell -- The Tonantsi cult of the eastern Nahua / Alan R. Sandstrom -- In quest of the Black Virgin / Leonard W. Moss and Stephen C. Cappannari -- The cult of Brigid / Donal Ó Cathasaigh -- An Italian religious feast / Tullio Tentori -- The worship Mother Earth in Russian culture / Joanna Hubbs -- Postindustrial Marian pilgrimage / Victor Turner and Edith Turner -- The goddess Kannagi / Jacob Pandian -- The village mother in Bengal / Ralph W. Nicholas -- The goddess Chandi as an agent of change / James J. Preston -- Pox and the terror of childlessness / Pauline Kolenda -- The milk overflowing ceremony in Sri Lanka / A.J. Weeramunda -- Rangda the witch / Philip Frick McKean -- The great goddess today in Burma and Thailand / John P. Ferguson -- Mother Earth / Daniel F. McCall -- New perspectives on mother worship / James J. Preston.
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Includes bibliographies and index.

Introduction / James M. Freeman -- The Virgin of Guadalupe and the female self-image / Ena Campbell -- The Tonantsi cult of the eastern Nahua / Alan R. Sandstrom -- In quest of the Black Virgin / Leonard W. Moss and Stephen C. Cappannari -- The cult of Brigid / Donal Ó Cathasaigh -- An Italian religious feast / Tullio Tentori -- The worship Mother Earth in Russian culture / Joanna Hubbs -- Postindustrial Marian pilgrimage / Victor Turner and Edith Turner -- The goddess Kannagi / Jacob Pandian -- The village mother in Bengal / Ralph W. Nicholas -- The goddess Chandi as an agent of change / James J. Preston -- Pox and the terror of childlessness / Pauline Kolenda -- The milk overflowing ceremony in Sri Lanka / A.J. Weeramunda -- Rangda the witch / Philip Frick McKean -- The great goddess today in Burma and Thailand / John P. Ferguson -- Mother Earth / Daniel F. McCall -- New perspectives on mother worship / James J. Preston.

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