SL09162 Is Heavenly Mother a Member of the Godhead? [Partial]

Feminist theologians have responded to the feminist challenge to an exclusively male God by exploring the feminine attributes of God, pointing out feminine metaphors describing God, and seeking to develop a more inclusive language to speak about God. The Mormon doctrine of divine embodiment requires that Mormon theologians go further. Our teaching that God the Father is an embodied male who is the literal father of our spirits requires that a heavenly mother exist, but is she a member of the Godhead? This paper will look critically at the Mormon-Christian doctrine of the Godhead and present an interpretation of the scriptures that includes God the Mother in the Godhead.

Janice Allred