“The Female Divine Figure within Several World Religions,” by Dorothy Yoder Nyce

This article, with Mary the Mother of Jesus as a starting point, examines the female divine in several notable living faiths. To be fixed on one deity or truth claim can imply that one alone is superior, and that by extension others are weak or false. Little can be known of the wisdom or strength of the plural when diversity is ignored, for pluralism responds to diversity. Pluralism prompts religiously faithful yet open-minded people to relate with those whose beliefs differ. As they increase knowledge of and sensitivity to others’ god or goddess concepts, personal wellbeing or neighborly good might more easily emerge.

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