Sherie Gayle

Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA

Sherie Gayle is a Women’s Ministry Leader in the Greater Baltimore Church in Baltimore, M.D. She is also a second-year Ph.D. student of Theology and Religious Studies and a Residential Minister at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her doctoral research lies at the various intersections of religion, the Church, gender, race, and power in the context of late antiquity/early medieval Jewish, Christian, and Islamic sacred and exegetical texts. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, she led the mission team to Storrs, C.T., and various youth and family, as well as singles’ ministries across Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic USA.

ABOUT THE CLASS
Hiding in Plain Sight: Locating the Feminine in the Being of God

Across scripture, one need not search for too long to find masculinized depictions of God—God is father, God is king. In fact, the majority of biblical heroes are men. As a result, Christians are hard-pressed to find depictions of God in decidedly feminine terms within this world of male normativity and so become ill at ease with locating and envisaging the femininity of God. And yet, evidence of God’s femininity is scattered throughout both testaments. Genesis 1:27 even asserts that men and women are both created in the imago dei, “in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Therefore, this session seeks to challenge and inform the eyes of our hearts—our hermeneutical predispositions, inclinations, capacities—to locate the feminine, which first existed, not in women, but God, the Creator of both male and female.

Saturday, February 26th

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

AVAILABLE IN-PERSON AND ONLINE.

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