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Announcing the new book Philo-Sophia: Wisdom Goddess Traditions

The powerful new volume was edited by East-West Psychology Professor, Debashish Banerji and Professor Emeritus, Robert McDermott.

December 16, 2021

We are pleased to announce the publication of a unique book that has launched by editors Debashish Banerji and Robert McDermott, Philo-Sophia: Wisdom Goddess Traditions.

Of the 13 contributors to this volume, it features the world-class work of 11 CIIS faculty members. Watch a recording of the book launch event hosted on December 2, 2021:

The following esteemed CIIS faculty and alumni contributed:

  • Marc Andrus, Ph.D., PCC; Episcopal Bishop of California.
  • Stephen Julich, Ph.D., EWP; Program Coordinator, EWP
  • William Keepin, Ph.D.; M.A., EWP; CIIS honorary doctorate.
  • Mara Lynn Keller, Ph.D.; Emerita Professor, Coordinator and former Chair, Women’s Spirituality (WSE)
  • Olga Provencher, Ph.D., PCC
  • Neela Bhattacharya Saxena, Visiting Professor, EWP; Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Nassau Community College, NY
  • Jacob Sherman, Ph.D.; M.A., PCC; chair, PCC
  • Jun Wang, Ph.D, L.Ac; Associate Professor, EWP
  • Annette Williams, Ph.D., Chair, WSE

The editors of this volume are also honored to include essays by Anne Baring and Jules Cashford, co–authors of The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image, perhaps the most important volume on the divine feminine.

We are pleased to share this innovative work in an important field of scholarship. The book can be purchased here.

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