Letter: God transcends sexual gender

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From Miss V A Luck

Sir: I was interested to read the "Another View" by John Doyle (29 February).

I am sorry the author has been called so many rude names (of which radical feminist is probably the rudest) because he has chosen to cast a woman in the role of God in the York mystery plays. Though perhaps not traditional, I cannot see any logical or theological objections to such casting: surely God transcends gender, being at the same time both male and female, and neither. As such, He (to use the word in its loosest sense) can be equally appropriately portrayed by actors of either gender (or both or neither, for that matter) and in setting artificial boundaries we are trying to limit God Himself.

Yours faithfully

V A Luck

West Molesey, Surrey