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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Sexuality & Gender Studies
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250
  • eBook ISBN:9780985373306

A Gender Neutral God/ess

Be Inclusive but MAKE NO IMAGES was the Religious Change

by J. J. McKenzie

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This eBook discusses how the biblical text contains feminine references to what is known today as "God." It traces the development of that feminine dimension from earlier religions and how through revision over the centuries feminine/neuter references to the Deity were masculinized
One of the main purposes of this eBook is to show that the Bible is a document written by many different ancient peoples. It explains how, when, and why various theological ideas arose - and how those ideas have been altered by later translation decisions. Several chapters discuss the literary devices early religious writers used to describe a gender inclusive Deity. Some of the devices are plurals, gendered words, and poetic parallelism. Early Goddess religions are described and their images shown by 80 colored images. Finally, how, the biblical writer incorporated early Goddess concepts into the Hebrew religion without using forbidden "graven images" is explained. Due to the amount of research involved in these ideas the ebook contains numerous footnotes, a list of illustrations, and a bibliography. This is an important eBook for people who question the inordinate influence religion still has in today's world.
About the author
Jennifer McKenzie is the author of "I Will Love Unloved; A Linguistic Analysis of Woman's Biblical Importance." This eBook carries further her several decades of research into the Hebrew and Greek Biblical texts and ancient Mediterranean history and religions.