Author: J..J. Warren

J.J. Warren (he/him) is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Systematic Theology at the University of Vienna, and he is the author of Reclaiming Church (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2020), a book that seeks to aid the church in becoming LGBTQ+ inclusive and affirming.

God’s Pronouns? Displacing Hegemonic Masculinity within Theological Scholarship through a Diversity of Language, Imagery, and Symbols

Drawing on two case studies, a Facebook post from the University of Vienna and Harmonia Rosales‘ The Creation of God, J.J. Warren shows how it is necessary to take a critical stance against the strictly binary and hegemonically masculinist idea of God. For this reason, Warren illustrates how a Critical Re-Imagining is necessary. He takes as his point of departure the apophatic tradition and the Catholic theologian Elisabeth Johnson, who argues that the naming of God in many genres is necessary and healthy for the whole life of the church.