The Divine Feminine: The Biblical Imagery of God As Female
Crossroad Publishing Company, 1983 - 119 páginas
Examines the use of male and female imagery in the Bible and argues that the Bible does not describe God in only masculine terms
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When we look at the Song of Solomon from this amazing but perfectly biblical
perspective, we are enabled to see that erotic poem as a description of God's
love for God's self. Not that the book must be read allegorically: it can be read on
Approached from this perspective, the Song of Songs is the story of the love of
God's self for God's self. The assertive strength of the female as well as the male
lover is thus an indication of equal-partner relationship within the godhead.
Christ has often been hymned as "the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valley,"
but in the Song of Songs (2:1) it is clearly the woman who calls herself by those
names (see the New English Bible or the Jerusalem Bible, which help to clarify ...
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