In Woman’s Image: An Iconography for God

@article{Polinska2004InWI,
  title={In Woman’s Image: An Iconography for God},
  author={Wioleta Polinska},
  journal={Feminist Theology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={40 - 61}
}
Historical representations of God are deeply masculinist within the Christian tradition. In spite of the theoretical recognition that God transcends gender, Christian tradition failed to produce fully autonomous female images of God. While representations of the Virgin Mary were the only expressions of the divine as feminine, the figure of Mary was shrouded in ambivalence since she was often shown as both authoritative and submissive. In spite of these limitations, she can serve as an… 
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