It is time to determine whether another–earlier!–alternative to the Christian saga might resonate with truth and inspiration, opening our minds and hearts anew to the ongoing Word of God that seeks a dwelling place within us. The “reclaimed” version would include the neglected and forgotten feminine, setting us free at last from long centuries of male-oriented traditions and the stifling hegemony of male celibate priests for whom the highest virtue has long been proven to be obedience rather than love. The perceived misogyny of Christianity was not indigenous to the Church in its infancy and was never the teaching of Jesus. My intent is to restore the paradigm of sacred partnership that was once at the very heart of the Christian message.
Margaret Starbird –The Goddess in the Gospels