Skip Navigation

Elizabeth Achtemeier

Exchanging God for "No Gods": A Discussion of Female Language for God by Elizabeth Achtemeier, reprinted with permission from Speaking the Christian God edited by Alvin F. Kimel, Jr. Eerdmans, 1992.  This article originally appeared in the Jan/Feb 1995 Theology Matters.  Achtemeier explains that God has revealed himself using masculine language.  When people use female names for God, it  leads to pantheism in which creation is divine; it leads to a rejection of the Triune God; and it de-personalizes God.  May/Jun  2006 Theology Matters p. 1   

Abortion and the Sacraments by Elizabeth Achtemeier, retired Adjunct Professor of Homiletics and Old Testament, Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA.   Achtemeier looks at the church as A Different People; God's desire that we Live; Baptism into Life; Baptism as Redemption and Adoption; the Challenge of Baptism; The Lord's Supper; Communion with Neighbor and Saint; Thanksgiving and Future Kingdom, May/Jun 1999 Theology Matters p. 1    reprinted in   Sep/Oct 2013 Theology Matters p, 11