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Bookmark Though represented by its detractors as an incursion of paganism into Christianity, and presented as an integrally and intrinsically Christian phenomenon by its supporters, the truth about the Re-Imagining Conference and movement is that it was a product of a wider feminist awakening.
The critique of patriarchal religions that emerged in the academy and in churches and synagogues in the late s and early s was part of the emerging feminist uprising. The feminist movement placed a question mark over all patriarchal texts and traditions, secular and religious, and as such was beholden to none.
In the summer ofa group of nuns from Alverno College convened the first Conference of Women Theologians. At winter solstice, Z Budapest launched the Susan B.
Anthony Coven 1 in Los Wicca and ecofeminism publishing a Manifesto calling on women to return to the ancient religion of Wicca and ecofeminism Goddess. In those early and exciting days, women seemed to be joining together in a common critique of patriarchal religions and a common search for alternatives.
But cracks in the sisterhood soon emerged. At the meetings of the American Academy of Religion, Mary Daly resigned her position as the first chair of the Working Group that would become the Women and Religion Section of the American Academy of Religion, stating that she was no longer interested in working with women who wanted to reform patriarchal religions.
Her book Beyond God the Father was not only widely embraced by grass-roots feminists, but also critiqued by Rosemary Radford Ruether and other Christian feminists who felt that Daly was throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
At the celebration at Riverside Church of the irregularly ordained Episcopal priests, patriarchal language for God was on full display. I was told that the group felt it was enough to demand to join the priesthood and that making a fuss about God language would hurt their cause.
Only in did Episcopalians vote to consider whether or not to revise the Book of Common Prayer to become gender inclusive. When the ancient religion of the Goddess was introduced to the New York Feminist Scholars of Religion as a contemporary religious possibility in by Anne Barstow, Naomi Goldenberg, and myself, all hell broke loose.
Almost immediately, Beverly Harrison declared that because there can be no ethics in Goddess religion, Christian feminists should reject the Goddess movement. Lynn Gottlieb, who was a rabbinical student at the time, and who would become a strong advocate of female language for divinity, described the fear of judgment by her tradition evoked in her that night in her book She Who Dwells Within.
The lively arguments and conversations that continued in the group for months did not repair the rift that was forming among feminists in religion. By the time the Re-Imagining Conference was called, Christian feminists were learning to deflect criticisms that they were going too far, by defining boundaries.
Thus, the conference was explicitly called a coming together of Christian women to re-imagine God and tradition. All of the invited speakers were Christian. Mary Daly, Carol P. The Goddess was also not invited, but She came anyway, disguised as Sophia.
The conference closed with a ritual in which these words were spoken: Our mother Sophia, we are women in your image: With the hot blood of our wombs we give form to new life. With the courage of our convictions we pour out our life blood for justice.
Sophia-God, Creator-God let your milk and honey pour out, showering us with your nourishment. With the milk of our breasts we suckle the children; With the knowledge of our hearts we feed humanity. Sophia-God, Creator-God, let your milk and honey pour out, showering us with your nourishment.
Our sweet Sophia, we are women in your image: With nectar between our thighs we invite a lover, we birth a child; With our warm body fluids we remind the world of its pleasure and sensations.1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tibe'ri-as.
2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. 3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
4 And the passover, a feast.
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