Merlin Stone

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Date of Birth September 27, 1931
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York
Date of Death Feb 23, 2011 (79)
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Merlin Stone

Merlin Stone was an American author, artist and academic. She was an important thinker of the feminist theology and Goddess movements and is known for her book When God Was a Woman.

Born: Marilyn Claire Jacobson, Sept 27, 1931, Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: Feb 23, 2011, Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Education: University of Buffalo, California College of Arts and Crafts
Occupation: Author, sculptor, professor
Employer: State University of New York at Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, University of California Berkeley
Notable work: When God Was a Woman
Television: Goddess Remembered documentary
Movement: Goddess movement
Partner(s): Lenny Schneir
Children: 2
Awards: A Metallic Art Medal Award from Erasmus Hall High School and two Albright-Knox Annual Sculpture Awards (1962 and 1965)
Honours: Honorary doctoral degree awarded by the California Institute of Integral Studies

About Merlin Stone

American author, sculptor, and professor best known for her investigative book When God Was a Woman. She also wrote the book 3000 Years of Racism.

Before Fame

She was a successful sculptor in New York from 1958 to 1967.


She spent over ten years researching her book on goddess culture and female driven religions, which was published as The Paradise Papers in the U.K and When God Was a Woman in the U.S.

Family Life

She was born in Brooklyn, New York and taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo.


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