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

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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!

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2 Responses to “Developing a Divine Feminine Version (DFV) of the New Testament”

  1. Jacci Boggs Says:

    Why do you still refer to Jesus with male pronouns such as he, his etc. It seem quite counter-intuitive to the Divine Feminine concepts. Is there any chance you will provide a copy that does not give Jesus male pronouns?

    Also, where can I find a copy of the old testament in the divine feminine version?

    Thank you for doing this! It has completely changed my life because I have always thought like this but no one else I know seems to understand it.

  2. Liminal Says:

    Thanks, Jacci, those are great questions.

    As for why we chose to use masculine pronouns for Jesus, please check out the section titled “Why ‘the Son of Godde’ and not ‘the Daughter of Godde’? in our “Basic Principles” essay (https://godde.wordpress.com/the-divine-feminine-version-of-the-nt/the-divine-feminine-version-dfv-of-the-new-testament-basic-principles/).

    Having said that, there are clearly cases to be made for other approaches to the depiction of Jesus’ gender. Since the Divine Feminine Version is available under a Creative Commons copyright, you’re always welcome to download a Microsoft Word copy and make adjustments to try different approaches.

    Finally, and unfortunately, I’m not personally aware of a Divine Feminine Version of the Tanach. The closest thing I can think of is the gender-neutral “Inclusive Bible.” There are Divine Feminine Versions of Psalms, however; one by Dr. Laura Grimes and another by Marchiene Vroon Rienstra.

    Hope this helps 🙂

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