According to the head of the largest Swedish Christian church, God is beyond human gender determination which is the very reason why the Church of Sweden is urging its clergy to use gender-neutral language when referring to him or her. The Evangelical Lutheran church also asks its clergy to refrain from using terms like "Lord" (via). Not everybody appreciates these suggestions, a "mountain of criticism" followed since a move toward gender-neutral language would undermine the doctrine of the Trinity which refers to God as "the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit" (via).
"Theoleogically, for instance, we know that God is beyond our gender determinations, God is not human."
Archbishop Antje Jackelén
- He, She, God, and the Church of England: LINK
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