A theological debate is taking place within the Church of England as theologians discuss if they should refer to God in gender-neutral terms.
If God is not a “he,” should our language reflect this complexity? Should the proper theologically based pronouns for God therefore be “they, them, theirs”? After all, for those who doctrinally accept the concept of trinity, does that not implicitly imply plurality in identity?
Since ancient times, God was always understood to be beyond gender. This radical understanding of the God of the Hebrews distinguished this deity from the gods of the surrounding Canaanites.
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