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Divine Women

If there was a golden age for women in religion, it certainly isn't the 21st century. The status of women in religion is currently a contentious subject, from the furor in the Anglican Church over women bishops to heated debates about the role of women in Islam. But it wasn't always this way - in the past women were often powerful players in the act of worship. From powerful Greek priestesses to rampaging Hindu goddesses; from Machiavellian Christian matriarchs to the women who shaped the early history of Islam, this series brings stories of the most inspiring female figures in . . .

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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 - 7:00 PM    "When God Was A Girl" Historian Bettany Hughes visits the world's oldest religious site to find evidence that women were part of the very birth of organized religion, and reveals why our ancestors thought of the divine as female. Hughes travels to remote places in the Near East to encounter fearsome goddesses, and continues to modern India, where the goddess is still a powerful force for thousands of Hindus. Part 1 of 3 G
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