A masculine critique of a father God

Eilberg-Schwartz, Howard
September 1995
Tikkun (Duke University Press);Sep/Oct95, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p58
Argues that God has not been beyond gender within the Jewish tradition, and since His masculine image generates dilemmas for men as well as women, suggests some rethinking on the images of God and also condemns the practice of circumcision which is perceived to be a patriarchal tendency of Judaism rather than the symbolic emasculation of male to become a `wife' of God. Introducing women-oriented images of God, such as mother and crone; Author's perception of idolatry.


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