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 . . .
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Leon J. Podles holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia and has worked as a teacher and a federal investigator. He is the author of The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity and the forthcoming License to Sin (both from Spence Publishing). His latest book is Losing the Good Portion: Why Men are Alienated from Christianity (St. Augustine’s Press). Dr. Podles and his wife have six children and live in Naples, Florida. He is a senior editor of Touchstone.
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