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Only half the picture?

Article

May 2006
Scientific (including creation)

Only half the picture?

The Da Vinci Code, the church, and the 'Sacred Feminine' - are we missing out on the feminine face of the divine?Writing fiction has always been a powerful way to convey a message, and that is not necessarily a bad thing (C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia spring to mind, or even Jesus’ parables).The…

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The Cutting Edge

Article

October 2005
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Cutting Edge

3. Rewriting theologyWe now turn to 'phase two' of the feminist movement - redefining theology. In the 1970s the rise of Women's Studies affected almost all academic disciplines. Books and courses were written on feminist approaches to law, history ('herstory'), literature and so on. Having redefined herself, the feminist wanted to use women's experience…

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The Cutting Edge- Feminism

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September 2005
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Cutting Edge- Feminism

2. Feminism's false gospelWe saw last month that men and women, both made in the image of God, are ‘equal but different’ because of who God is. Thus the model for human relationships is not interchangeable egalitarianism, as feminism supposes, but God’s Trinitarian inter-relationship — involving a complex pattern of initiation and response, of…

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The Cutting Edge

Article

August 2005
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Cutting Edge

I remember vividly the first time I read some feminist theology at university. I sat in my room absolutely addicted - a rare experience. It was so polemical and radical that I was hooked.However, after an hour or so I could not read any more. I was so emotionally churned up - angry at…

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