In the Image of God: Male and Female

By Rose Marie Berger 01-14-2008

When I asked a leading progressive biblical scholar who was doing the very best bible work on images of God and gender theology, she didn't hesitate in her answer: Elizabeth Johnson, she said.


Johnson, a Roman Catholic sister in the Congregation of St. Joseph, is interviewed about images of God in the January U.S. Catholic (Honor your Father and Mother). This is the theme she also takes up in her new book Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God (Continuum, 2007).


Stale images of God aren't working for today's seekers, says Johnson. New ones are emerging from the experiences of all God's people

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