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“... the gender of God, God's presumed masculinity, has functioned as the ultimate religious legitimization of the unjust social structures which victimize women.”
“No matter how entrenched in the imagination of the average Christian the image of a male God might be, theological tradition has never assigned sex to God.”
“... metaphors for God drawn from human experience can easily be literalized. While we are immediately aware that the personal God is not really a rock or a mother eagle, it is easy enough to imagine that God is really a king or a father.”
“Feminism is not a patch; it is a whole new pattern which can only be realized by weaving a new garment, seamless from top to bottom and multicolored from the beginning.”
Sandra Schneiders, U.S. theologian, writer
Full name: Sandra Marie Schneiders, I.H.M.