A Liberating & Unifying Force

DorotheeFrom Dorothee Soelle in The Strength of the Weak: Toward a Christian Feminist Identity (1984):

The most important virtue in this kind of religion is not obedience but solidarity, for solidarity asks that we change the image of God from that of a power-dispensing father to one of a liberating and unifying force, that we cease to be objects and become subjects involved in this process of change, that we learn cooperation rather than wait for things to come to us from on high.  These are all elements of mystical piety.

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