Resources for Dismantling Patriarchy in Christianity

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This is my list for my presentation at the Parliament of the World’s Religions on October 18, 2021. It is by no means exhaustive. I’d love to hear your suggestions for additional resources.

Bible

The Inclusive Bible: the First Egalitarian Translation by Priests for Equality (2009)

The Divine Feminine Version of the New Testament is one of the initiatives of The Christian Godde Project. This new translation of the entire New Testament is now available online free of charge.https://godde.wordpress.com/the-divine-feminine-version-dfv-of-the-new-testament/

Women’s Bible Commentary, Carol A. Newsom, Sharon Ringe, Jacqueline E. Lapsley  (2012)

A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church by Wilda C. Gafney (2021)

An Inclusive Language Lectionary, Years A, B, and C, National Council of Churches (1986-88)

Psalms Anew in inclusive language, Nancy Schreck, OSF and Maureen Leach, OSF (1987)

Inclusive Language

Finding Words for Worship: A Guide for Leaders by Ruth Duck (1995)

Gender and the Name of God: the Trinitarian Baptismal Formula by Ruth Duck (1991)

The Gathering: A Womanist Church: Origins, Stories, Sermons, and Litanies by Irie Lynne Session, Kamilah Hall Sharp, and Jann Aldredge-Clanton

Taught by Love: Worship Resources for Year A. – Lavon Bayler
Led by Love – Worship Resources for Year B
Gathered by Love: Worship Resources for Year C 

Hymnody

Ruth Duck https://ruthduck.com

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette  https://www.carolynshymns.com

Jann Aldridge-Clanton  https://jannaldredgeclanton.com

Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians
Inclusive Hymns for Liberation, Peace, and Justice
Earth Transformed with Music: Inclusive Songs for Worship

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Good Websites

https://feminismandreligion.com

https://giftsinopenhands.wordpress.com

https://michelletorigian.com

The Junia Project.  https://juniaproject.com

Equity for Women in the Church https://equityforwomeninthechurch.org

Names of God – this is a list from Ruth Duck that I found somewhere, but can no longer find the source. I emailed her and got no response, so I’m assuming I can share it. And I continue to add to it.

“Awesome God And Holy Friend” 

“Breath Of Every Living Being” 

“Breath Within Our Breath” 

“Bond Of Peace”

“The Creator”

“Creator Of All Time And Space” 

“Creator Of Us All”

“Faithful God” 

“Fire Of Love” 

“Friend of Friends”

“Friend Of Outcasts” 

“Giver Of Life”

“Glorious Sun” 

“God Ever-Loving”

“God Of Grace”

“God Of Generations”

“God of Journey

Faithful Friend” 

“God Of Planet Moon And Sun” 

“God Of Wisdom”

“God The Loving Gardener”

“Great Spirit Of The Cosmic Whole” 

“Great Spirit And Source Of Birth” 

“Healer”

“Healing Light”

“Healing River of The Spirit” 

“Hokmah (Hebrew for wisdom)” 

“Holy Fire”

“Holy Gardener” 

“Holy of Holies” 

“Holy One” 

“Holy Wisdom”

“Lamp of Learning” 

“Life’s Fountain”

“Light of Every Nation” 

“Like a Midwife” 

“Listening God”

“Living Bread” 

“Living Christ” 

“Living Spirit” 

“Loving God”

“Loving Maker of The Earth” 

“Majestic Creator”

“The Maker” 

“The One”

How about these?

“One God” 

“Our God” 

“Parent”

“Renewing Spirit” 

“Saving Grace” 

“Saving Spirit” 

“She”

“Shepherd God” 

“Shepherd of My Soul”

“Sophia”(biblical Greek for wisdom) 

“Source of Unity”

“Spirit” 

“Spirit God” 

“Spirit-Guide”

“The Spirit of All Good” 

“Sun”

“Teacher”

“True Life of All” 

“Well-Spring of the Healing Spirit” 

“Wisdom/Sister Wisdom”

“Word Embodied 

Word of Life” 

“Colorful Creator”

“God of Mystery” 

“Harmony of Ages” 

“God of Listening Ear” 

“Author of Our Journey” 

“God of Near and Far”

“God of Truth and Beauty” 

“Poet of the Word.”

All-Generous Creativity

Transforming Intimacy 

Divine Creativity 

Creative Potency

Ground and Source of All Being 

Source of Radiance

First Poet 

Poet-Creator

Poet-Maker of all Things 

Aboriginal Beginner

Author of the Cosmic Script 

Primordial Ur-Mystery 

Ultimate Dispatcher

Great Initial Conditioner 

Ultimate Strange Attractor 

Unnamable One

O Most Honored Greening Force – Hildegard of Bingen

“Colorful Creator” 

“God of Mystery” 

“Harmony of Ages”

“Author of Our Journey” 

“Poet of the World”

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