3 edition of Language for God and feminist language found in the catalog.
Language for God and feminist language
Roland Mushat Frye
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But what was to be done? New York: ; Plaskow, Judith. If we cannot make changes easily in a manuscript, it will either be returned for revision or we will allow the author to assume responsibility for the implied discrimination. But where the Scriptures have been revered as the word of God, and where God has been afforded the right to name himself, the rebuke could not be stern enough.
In May of James Dobson, the influential head of the Focus on the Family ministry, convened several prominent evangelical leaders for a special meeting on the issue at Colorado Springs. However, there was very little that had developed to replace the old pattern; couples floundered Barbara L. Thus, the stories of Genesis as traditionally read and interpreted are Torah, but so is the new historical information to be gleaned from them, and so are the same stories read through a feminist lens and elaborated through feminist A type of non-halakhic literary activitiy of the Rabbis for interpreting non-legal material according to special principles of interpretation hermeneutical rules.
Thus, this example of God as Mother has demonstrated a way in which feminine imagery, already present in the Bible, can be used in a beautiful way that further connects the human experience to the Divine. In ancient times a woman had to remarry if she was to have any security, and so it might seem that a woman who had been divorced is put in an impossible moral position by the saying. For St. Nyssa wrote: The divine power, though exalted far above our nature and inaccessible to all approach, like a tender mother who joins in the inarticulate utterances of her babe, gives to our human nature what it is capable of receiving; and thus in the various manifestations of God to humanity, God both adapts to humanity and speaks in human language.
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New Haven and London: ; Plaskow, Judith. Literarily, this word aligns the Samaritan woman with Jesus and positions her as a figure of truth and morality.
Another example is work done by queer theologians who attempt to open up the options for how we can talk of God even more to allow for the experiences of queer folks.
On the one hand, images of God as male serve to sanctify and naturalize the marginalization of women in Torah and community.
Numbers touches on female creative power and the life-giving element of motherhood. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its savior.
Unsourced or poorly sourced material may be challenged and removed. Christ is fully immanent and yet fully transcendent, fully human and fully divine. Christ and Judith Plaskow, — In support of this idea they referred to the gender-neutral style of textbooks used in schools, 14 and of some television and newspaper journalism, as representative of the people at large, and as proof that the gender-neutral style had become normal and standard usage outside of the academic circles where it originated.
Arguments like this could not have arisen among scholars apart from a desire to provide ad hoc justifications for gender-neutral renderings. Heterosexual relationships[ edit ] The increased entry of women into the workplace beginning in the 20th century has affected gender roles and the division of labor within households.
Prov —36 NRSV Though it is not clear in English, the grammar of this passage in Hebrew is feminine and describes a feminine persona. Although less common, there are a few instances of cross-gender imagery in the NT as well. In Crystal Eastman wrote an article published in the Birth Control Review, she contended that birth control is a fundamental right for women and must be available as an alternative if they are to participate fully in the modern world.
Rather than define an infinite God, symbols help connect humanity to the divine through knowable imagery. John of the Cross also uses the image of a mother to present God to his readers. What is not assumed is not redeemed. Julian of Norwich: Showings.
Who is it that Creates? Insofar as all Jewish feminist efforts at change necessarily make certain assumptions about the authority of tradition and the nature of self, God, and community, they engage theological questions on many different levels. Rather, it seemed clear that breast, milk, womb, and motherhood motifs used to describe God were metaphors, and therefore have limited points of contact or meaning.
The problem of male language has been a central feminist concern from the mid s, and has been explored both in explicitly theological work and through liturgical innovation.
If some feel dehumanized because conventional language even little pronouns exclude them or offend their self-awareness, then we want to change our syntax and not expect them to change their identities.
I mean, it.Feb 28, · Reid proposes a seven-step method for feminist exegesis: (1) begin with women’s experience, (2) identify the interpreter’s social location, (3) ask who says, (4) evaluate what the text does, (5) unleash creative imagination, (6) remember and reconstruct, and.
Some of the goals of feminist theology include increasing the role of women among the clergy and religious authorities, reinterpreting male-dominated imagery and language about God, determining women's place in relation to career and motherhood, and studying images of women in the religion's sacred texts and matriarchal religion.
Combining doxological, Christian, and feminist concerns, Gail Ramshaw examines each of the primary types of Christian language about God and in the process, evaluates gender issues and proposes helpful guideline and solutions.
Many questions are involved in this issue. Can masculine pronouns for God be retained on the basis of biblical usage? Jul 12, · Basically, the language we use about God reflects our deepest values, and we tend to act on the basis of the values that we express in our language about God.
Elizabeth makes this point right up front, I think, because she is aware of the wide-spread notion that. God Beyond Gender: Feminist Christian God Language eBook: Gail Ramshaw: atlasbowling.com: Kindle StoreAuthor: Gail Ramshaw.
She who is: the mystery of God in feminist theological discourse User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. As perhaps the best book of feminist theology to date, She Who Is is at once thoroughly orthodox, grounded in classical Christian thought, liberatingly contemporary, and rooted in women's experience Read full review3/5(1).