Thursday, November 22, 2018

Archbishop of Canterbury says God is not male

From La Croix-

The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury has dropped a theological bombshell on the heads of many deeply conservative Christians by announcing that God “is not male,” even though this aligns with the church’s official catechism.

Archbishop Justin Welby told an audience at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square in mid-November that no gender word is suitable to describe the eternal being at the heart of the religion.
“All human language about God is inadequate and to some degree metaphorical,” he was quoted as saying by Britain’s Daily Mail.

Despite God continually being referred to as “our Father” in the Bible, it is erroneous to appoint a human gender to “Him” as this is too limiting, the archbishop said.

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