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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

Language of the Feminine Divine

The Feminine aspect of God has long been forgotten and ignored within the Judeo-Christian faiths. Language has played an essential role in this disproportionate exclusion of the feminine in religious texts and traditions. The goal of this research is to bring to life the Feminine Divine as we can see Her today in faith and feminism. Special attention will be paid to the phallocentric language used when referring to “God” or the “Divine” and how that language effects perceptions, beliefs and practices. Connections will also be drawn between an absence of the Feminine Divine and women’s exclusion, silence, and subordination within the church.

Presenter: Hilarie Dahl (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Women's Studies
Location: 120 Hartwell
Time: 2:45 pm (Session IV)