cover image The Gospel According to Woman

The Gospel According to Woman

Karen Armstrong. Anchor Books, $12.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-385-24079-6

In a study that PW found ambitious and controversial, London-based feminist Armstrong shows how the medieval witch craze, sex-denying Victorian England and even today's Christianity have perpetuated hatred, mistrust and fear of women and the body, thus crippling woman's self-image. (Mar.)