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picture of the Celtic world which is drawn in consequence of this approach is based on two oppositions: for the world of the gods an opposition bet- ween tribal chieftain-gods and local mother-goddesses, and for the hu- man world an opposition between the tribal hero (represented in Irish tradition by Cu

In: Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte

. As soon as the Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena achieved their plan of consecrating all Near Eastern sites associated with Gospel history, and of identifying them with Churches and sacred memorials, a flow of pilgrims began to invade the Near East from all parts of Europe, so that no place

In: Die Welt des Islams

existence of a „pure space of Indian culture“ where women are mothers and goddesses. Nevertheless, Hindu nationalists do not want to appear anti-modern, on the contrary. As a consequence, the movement put forth that women can modernize but not westernize. In 1996, Ratna Kapur and Brenda Cossman even

In: Zwischen Anpassung und Subversion

, Herrscherin , München/Wien 1994; Barbara Newman, God and the Goddesses. Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages , Philadelphia, Penn. 2003; Miri Rubin, Mother of God. A History of the Virgin Mary , London 2010. 21 Vgl. Kesting, Maria – Frouwe ; Gerhard Schäfer, Untersuchungen zur deutschsprachigen

In: Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa