Useful Resources:

For Introducing and Planning Expansive Language Worship


Event Language Policy Sample Document 

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Year C Expansive Liturgy 

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Useful Biblical Resources: Commentaries, Translations and Lectionary

Women’s Bible Commentary: Reviews and Updated, 3rd Edition edited by Carol Newsom, Sharon Ringe, and Jacqueline Lapsley (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012)

The New Testament and Psalms: An Inclusive Version (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995)

Inclusive Language Lectionary, Years A (1983), B (1984), C (1985), (New York: National Council of Churches)

Inclusive Language Psalms (Pilgrim Press, 1987)

The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Translation (Priests for Equality, 2007)

The People’s Bible edited by  Deyong, Glafney, et. al. (Fortress, 2008)


Introductions to Non-Sexist Language (Includes Historical and Theological Examinations)

On the Divine Names and the Mystical Theology by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

The Power to Speak: Feminism, Language, God by Rebecca S. Chopp (Wipf & Stock 2002)

Finding Words for Worship by Ruth Duck (Westminster John Knox Press, 1995)

Feminist Mysticism and Images of God: A Practical Theology by Jennie S. Knight (Chalice, 2011)

Metaphorical Theology by Sallie McFague (Fortress, 1982)

The Divine Feminine: The Biblical Imagery of God as Female by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (Crossroad, 1983)

Sexism and God-Talk by Rosemary Radford Ruether (Beacon, 1993)

In Whose Image?: God and Gender by Jann Aldredge-Clanton  (Crossroads, 2001)

The Divine Feminine: The Biblical Imagery of God as Female by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (Crossroad, 1984)

Language and the Church edited by Barbara Withers (National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., 1984)

Women and Worship: A Guide to Nonsexist Hymns, Prayers, and Liturgies by Sharon and Thomas Neufer Emswiler (Harper & Row, 1984)

What Language Shall I Borrow? by Brian Wren (Crossroads, 1989)

More Than Words: Prayer and Ritual for Inclusive Communities by Janet Schaffron and Pat Kozak (Meyer Stone Books, 1988)