The Feminine Side of God-
Protestants don’t “worship Mary,” as they suspect Catholics of doing, but for some reason I asked, “What about Mary?”
The feminine side of God—the healing side—is important in healing the world.
Mary is a good embodiment, representation, reflection of that side of God.
God: An Autobiography, As Told to a Philosopher – is the true story of a philosopher’s conversations with God. Dr. Jerry L. Martin, a lifelong agnostic. Dr. Martin served as head of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Colorado philosophy department, is the founding chairman of the Theology Without Walls group at AAR, and editor of Theology Without Walls: The Transreligious Imperative. Dr. Martin’s work has prepared him to become a serious reporter of God’s narrative. As well ass, experiences, evolution, autobiography and sparks of wisdom. In addition to scholarly publications, Dr. Martin has testified before Congress on educational policy, appeared on “World News Tonight,” and other television news programs
Listen to this on God: An Autobiography, The Podcast– the dramatic adaptation and continuing discussion of the book God: An Autobiography, As Told To A Philosopher by Jerry L. Martin.
He was a lifelong agnostic, but one day he had an occasion to pray. To his vast surprise, God answered- in words. Being a philosopher, he had a lot of questions, and God had a lot to tell him.
2 thoughts on ““The feminine side of God.””
Maple Green Beans January 22, 2014
The feminine side of God! Jerry this is so poignant, to explore this, the whole reason we are having these exchanges is because Mary, said Yes! When I think of creation, I think of motherhood and certainly Mary, as the mother of God, brings to us all that was,is and will be. Although anthropomorphic, the fact that God is in the masculine, it fits when you consider that God is “a gentleman”, and He never forces himself on anyone, He always waits for the Yes! It is up to each of us to knock, to invite him in, to seek him in our lives, to open our hearts.
Jerry L Martin January 22, 2014
God is a “gentleman” — patiently waiting for us to invite Him in — an
arresting thought, MGB! Almost every religious tradition sees some kind of
divine harmony between masculine and feminine aspects. Theologians avoid
being anthropomorphic by saying that God is neither male nor female. Later
in the book, I am told, “Get more anthropomorphic.” My experience suggests
that, rather than neither, God is both!