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Vår Fader, Moder eller möjlig(h)en något annat?

Wallén, Martin LU (2016) TLVK10 20152
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The feminist theological perspective reveal and criticize a patriarchal language in the Christian church – all the feminist theologian agrees on this. However, there are different ways of approaching the issue to create an adequate god-language to use in the liturgical prayer and on a daily basis in the Christian faith. One is to have a gender-neutral language and the other is to introduce feminine god-language. The aim of this essay is to examine, describe and discuss the problems with a patriarchal language of God from a feminist perspective and to explain different feminist ways of tackling the problematic with such language. This is examined by two American feminist theologian: Elizabeth Johnson and Gail Ramshaw and the question of the... (More)
The feminist theological perspective reveal and criticize a patriarchal language in the Christian church – all the feminist theologian agrees on this. However, there are different ways of approaching the issue to create an adequate god-language to use in the liturgical prayer and on a daily basis in the Christian faith. One is to have a gender-neutral language and the other is to introduce feminine god-language. The aim of this essay is to examine, describe and discuss the problems with a patriarchal language of God from a feminist perspective and to explain different feminist ways of tackling the problematic with such language. This is examined by two American feminist theologian: Elizabeth Johnson and Gail Ramshaw and the question of the thesis is: 1) What does Johnson and Ramshaw sees that are problematic with the language of God and 2) what alternatives do they propose?
Johnson and Ramshaw is the main characters in the analysis but my reading of Sallie McFague and Janet Soskice gives the thesis a wider perspective and helps to understand how the feminist theological discourse work for a gender-inclusive language of God.
With a several analysis question I identify that a language gives meaning in a context and can affect an individual’s life and world view, which is the consequence of an excluding god-language. Johnson argue for a feminine language of God, together with the masculine language and Ramshaw argue for a gender-neutral language.
My conclusion in this thesis is that feminine god-language should be introduced. Gender-neutral god-language can thought succeed to the desired change over time. An experimental with metaphors and expression should always be alive in the liturgical prayer to keep in time with the zeitgeist. (Less)
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author
Wallén, Martin LU
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TLVK10 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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feministteologi, feminism, gudsspråk, språket om Gud, könsinkluderande, Elizabeth Johnson, Gail Ramshaw
language
Swedish
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8594759
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2016-05-11 08:59:00
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  abstract     = {The feminist theological perspective reveal and criticize a patriarchal language in the Christian church – all the feminist theologian agrees on this. However, there are different ways of approaching the issue to create an adequate god-language to use in the liturgical prayer and on a daily basis in the Christian faith. One is to have a gender-neutral language and the other is to introduce feminine god-language. The aim of this essay is to examine, describe and discuss the problems with a patriarchal language of God from a feminist perspective and to explain different feminist ways of tackling the problematic with such language. This is examined by two American feminist theologian: Elizabeth Johnson and Gail Ramshaw and the question of the thesis is: 1) What does Johnson and Ramshaw sees that are problematic with the language of God and 2) what alternatives do they propose?
Johnson and Ramshaw is the main characters in the analysis but my reading of Sallie McFague and Janet Soskice gives the thesis a wider perspective and helps to understand how the feminist theological discourse work for a gender-inclusive language of God.
With a several analysis question I identify that a language gives meaning in a context and can affect an individual’s life and world view, which is the consequence of an excluding god-language. Johnson argue for a feminine language of God, together with the masculine language and Ramshaw argue for a gender-neutral language.
My conclusion in this thesis is that feminine god-language should be introduced. Gender-neutral god-language can thought succeed to the desired change over time. An experimental with metaphors and expression should always be alive in the liturgical prayer to keep in time with the zeitgeist.},
  author       = {Wallén, Martin},
  keyword      = {feministteologi,feminism,gudsspråk,språket om Gud,könsinkluderande,Elizabeth Johnson,Gail Ramshaw},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vår Fader, Moder eller möjlig(h)en något annat?},
  year         = {2016},
}