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    Daggers, Jenny 2014. Reimagining with Christian Doctrines. p. 26.

    Slee, Nicola 2014. God-language in Public and Private Prayer: A Place for Integrating Gender, Sexuality and Faith. Theology & Sexuality, Vol. 20, Issue. 3, p. 225.

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  • Print publication year: 2002
  • Online publication date: May 2006

8 - Trinity and feminism

from Part two - The themes of feminist theology
Summary

May the deep of uncreated Wisdom call to the deep of the wonderful Omnipotence, to praise and exalt such breath-taking Goodness, which guided the overflowing abundance of your mercy down from on high to the valley of my wretchedness!

Gertrude of Helfta opens her book of God's loving-kindness by addressing her God -Wisdom, Omnipotence, Goodness. In addressing the triune God, Gertrude places her book in a well-established Christian tradition. But this is more than a formulaic opening - reflection upon the doctrine of the Trinity has inspired some of the richest writings on love, gift, and grace, a significant part of it written by women, to be found in Christian literature. The doctrine of the Trinity, while by consent a difficult topic on which to preach, informs Christian liturgy and provides the basic frame for the ancient creeds - 'I believe in God, the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.' It has a central place in the Christian doctrine of God classically conceived. The Christian doctrine of God holds in tension two convictions seemingly at odds - that God is One, and that there is diversity in the Godhead. A motive for its formulationwas the Christian insistence that their faith was monotheistic, even while praying to one God and to Jesus as the Lord.

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The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Theology
  • Online ISBN: 9780511998621
  • Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CCOL052166327X
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