God the Mother, and Other Theological Essays

God the Mother, and Other Theological Essays

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Like street philosopher Eric Hoffer, whose years as a longshoreman informed his keen observations of life and society, Janice Allred interprets Mormon theology from her perspective as a housewife and mother of nine. But for writing about the traditional, though recently controversial, LDS belief in a Mother in Heaven, she was excommunicated just after Mother's Day 1995 and thereby catapulted into the public spotlight. qJesus taught us to pray to the Father, q Allred writes, qnot to set up barriers between us and God, but to remove them. (God is also) our Mother, a Mother who knows our needs before we can express them, a Mother who is here before we called out to her.q LDS church leaders forbid speculation about or praying to the Goddess, but they have stopped short of repudiating her outright. Whether or not one agrees with the author's views, one has to acknowledge her skill in stimulating thought-provoking possibilities that empower women -- which is what she intended.After four doctors told me that I would be unable to nurse my baby after the surgery and the hospital told me Ia#39;d have to have another CAT scan series done, I wept and told David I might as well give up. But David encouraged me. aquot;You want toanbsp;...

Title:God the Mother, and Other Theological Essays
Author:Janice Allred
Publisher: - 1997


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