The Revd Canon Professor Dorothy Lee, Stewart Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity College Theological School, recently spoke to the ABC about the use of he/him gender pronouns when referring to God.
In the piece, entitled “‘If God is neither male nor female, should we change God’s pronouns?”, Dorothy speaks about the flaws in the common use of masculine language for God, the biblical and theological basis for this critique, and her desire to see greater gender equality in religious leadership and the liturgy. “The Bible is quite clear … that both male and female are made in God’s image and that God transcends gender”.
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