Thursday, September 12, 2013

Female metaphors for God in the Bible


"The awareness that there are female metaphors for God in the Bible is helpful in a time of sensitivity to the impact of gender language: there is biblical warrant for female images.

Moreover, this is not simply a matter of linguistic gender equality (important as that is), for these images affect the psyches of both men and women and shape attitudes toward society and nature."

~Marcus Borg The God We Never Knew 


Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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