". . . a valuable resource for both feminists and atheists and it provides interesting reading for people without a cause who would just like to learn more about some of American history's most interesting citizens." -- Rev. William R. Wineke, Wisconsin State Journal, April 13, 1997
"A spirited and inspiring book. . . . the book made me think--hard--about why I support an institution that has, historically, such an atrocious record of abuses against women. . . . In sparkling displays of logic, freethinking women snip patriarchal theology into ribbons. . . . The lives of these women are absolutely exhilarating, and Gaylor's pungent biographical sketches are a delight to read. . . . an unusually accessible volume." -- Joan Hedrick, The Women's Review of Books, November 1997
"A superb collection of original writings . . . tells the story of how female heretics, agnostics, and atheists influenced the women's movement. It is particularly valuable to history buffs and women activists. The writings are provocative, timely, and give the eloquent views of women--past and present--who were social reformers as well as revolutionaries." -- Annette Van Howe, The Humanist, July/August 1997
"This anthology of 51 feminists, from Mary Wollstonecraft to Katha Pollitt and Barbara Ehrenreich, shows how the leaders of the women's-liberation movement have long understood the crucial importance of breaking with the Bible. . . . Gaylor's selections of original writings are well chosen, and her introduction is convincingly argued. I found her brief biographical sketches fascinating." -- Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, January 1998
"This anthology, billed as the first of its kind, certainly provides food for thought." -- Judyth Rigler, San Antonio Express News, March 23, 1997
From the Publisher
The first anthology of its kind.