The Third Edition is Now Available!

January 23, 2023 by

Freshly revised and updated, the third edition of the Divine Feminine Version (DFV) of the New Testament is now available. Although it uses the more traditional term “God” instead of “Godde” and seeks other alternatives to the terms “Lady” and “Lord,” it continues to portray God and the Holy Spirit using feminine images and terms, and continues to seek to empower both women and men with more constructive theological discourse.

The second edition will continue to remain available for those who prefer our original editorial strategies, providing an even greater range of options.

The third edition has been published by the newly-organized Luminescence, L.L.C. Consequently, no further updates will be made to this weblog; please refer to Luminescence, L.L.C. from this point on.


Electronic Updates

June 11, 2017 by

Latest update: Minor formatting changes have been made to the front pages of both the PDF and Word files.

The Second Edition of the Divine Feminine Version of the New Testament

March 31, 2017 by

The Divine Feminine Version (DFV) of the New Testament has undergone slight revisions — mostly corrections — and is now available in a second edition both on-line and as a trade paperback.

This updated edition features:

  • Editorial corrections in Acts 23:16, Hebrews 4:5,6, First Peter 4:1, First John 2:26, and Thomas Sayings 38 and 64.
  • Corrections to conform to the “singular they” in Thomas Sayings 57 and 109 for consistency.
  • Changes in Romans 1:3, James 2:21-23, and Thomas Saying 45.

As part of the update, the current editors have refreshed the Preface and Basic Principles essay (the latter of which has been incorporated into the second edition as an introduction), and the back cover content of the paperback.

These updates don’t represent drastic changes or changes in translation strategy, only slight improvements to the original edition completed in 2014.

Developing a Divine Feminine Version (DFV) of the New Testament

October 8, 2016 by

Special thanks to Dr. Jann Aldredge-Clanton for posting about the workshop at the 2016 Christian Feminism Today Gathering on Developing a Divine Feminine Version (DFV) of the New Testament. The dialogue was exciting, and the DFV was well received. Thanks so much!

Christian Feminism Today’s 2016 Conference

July 1, 2016 by

On Patheos, Dr. Kristin Du Mez has published her reflections on Christian Feminism Today’s 2016 Conference in a thoughtful and excellent recap.

Free paperback copies of the Divine Feminine Version of the New Testament were also provided to every participant at the conference.

A New Paper on Mary Magdalene in John 20

April 4, 2016 by

Elizabeth Schrader at General Theological Seminary has uploaded an intriguing paper to entitled Unexplored Connections between the Epistle of the Apostles, Manichaean Psalm 187, and John 20 in which she builds a persuasive case that the Epistle of the Apostles and Manichaean Psalm 187 are based on an earlier, 20-chapter version of John which puts more emphasis on Mary Magdalene, a version which has been redacted in the canonical version of John to downplay the role and authority of Mary and replace it with the authority of the male apostles. Check it out!

A New View of Mary and Martha

December 28, 2015 by

Christian Feminism Today has published an article on Mary Stromer Hanson’s New View of Mary and Martha. Check it out!

Support for the Divine Feminine Version (DFV) On-Line

January 13, 2015 by

In her latest blog post, ordained Baptist minister Dr. Jann Aldredge-Clanton has written about the Divine Feminine Version (DFV) of the New Testament:

Until recently, congregations have had nowhere to turn for gender-balanced scripture readings. Now we can go to the Divine Feminine Version (DFV) of the New Testament. By including female language for the Divine, the DFV affirms the sacred value of females who continue to suffer from violence, abuse, and discrimination throughout the world. The DFV contributes to a theological foundation for gender equality, social justice, and peace.

Read more here.

In addition, the Divine Feminine Version (DFV) of the New Testament has also been posted on-line as The Official Bible Translation of Oasis Interfaith Ministry. Declines to Include the Divine Feminine Version (DFV)

November 21, 2014 by

It appears that someone at was recently asked to convert the free text of the Divine Feminine Version (DFV) of the New Testament into an e-Sword and MySword Module, but the request was denied. You can read their deliberations, and strong reactions, here.

It’s finished!

October 31, 2014 by

At long last, it’s exciting to announce that The Divine Feminine Version (DFV) of the New Testament is complete!

A paperback version can be purchased here.

Thanks so much to those who have provided encouragement and moral support during the last five years!