Mystery of God; First Person of the Trinity; Elizabeth A. Johnson; feminist theology
Teologia w Polsce, Vol. 5, iss. 1 (2011) s. 123-137
The purpose of this paper is to show how Elizabeth Johnson depicts the First Person of the Trinity in her book She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse. Firstly, to highlight the peculiarities of the First Person, the author presents two other Persons of the Trinity. Secondly, the author describes the First Person, who Johnson calls Mother – Sophia, on the background of works of other feminist theologians who also
portray God as Mother. The general conclusions are as follows. 1° Johnson assigns an important role to language which describes God. 2° Johnson prefers to assign some attributes to God in general
rather than to particular Divine Person. 3° In spite of the second conclusion, we can find one distinctiveness of the First Person – it is to be the source and goal of all creatures but also the divine origin in the Blessed Trinity.