From the Spring, 1994 issue of Touchstone
feminism Is <title>He Is Lord, He Is God! by Leon J. Podles

He Is Lord, He Is God!

Speaking the Christian God: The Holy Trinity and the Challenge of Feminism
edited by Alvin F. Kimel, Jr.
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992.
(334 pages: $21.99)

The Politics of Prayer: Feminist Language and the Worship of God
edited by Helen Hull Hitchcock
San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1992.
(379 pages: $16.95)

by Leon J. Podles

Both of these books of essays address the problem of what is called “inclusive language.” It is said by feminists that referring to God as He and using he, man, men, mankind and similar words to refer to human persons of both sexes excludes women, and that the language of the church must be changed to include women. The first question, of the proper ge . . .


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