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Feminist Theo

December 12th, 2004 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Leithart has posted some interesting thoughts on feminist theology. My classes have been reading through That Hideous Strength, of which a substantial element of the plot is the relationship between the masculine and feminine. My favorite reflection:

3) Speaking of economy and ontology: Feminist theology can only work in a radically and thoroughly apophatic framework. In an analogical universe, the revelation of God bears some resemblance to God in Himself (distant though the analogy may be; even though the dissimilarity may infinitely transcend the similarity). For feminist theology, not even "Father" and "Son" can name something basically true about God. These are only human social roles projected onto a featureless something that we call God, a God which our human language cannot even remotely describe.

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.