Sue Monk Kidd Quotes

Five Quotes by: Sue Monk Kidd of Phoebe Pember House, Charleston Christian feminist and best-selling author.

Deity means that divinity will no longer be only heavenly ... It will also be right here, right now, in me, in the earth, in this river, in excrement and roses alike.
Book: by Sue Monk Kidd entitled: The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, op. cit., p. 160 Published: 1st January 2007.

…I reread the parts of the Bible related specifically to women. If you do this all at once it can be a shock. A number of years later I would come upon an article in the Atlantic Monthly on women and the Bible that surmised the kind of awareness I gained…as I read through the scripture. The article said: The Bible is no stranger to patriarchy. It was written mostly, if not entirely by men. It was edited by men. It describes a succession of societies over a period of roughly 1200 years whose public life was dominated by men…It talks almost only about men…As a prescriptive text, moreover, the Bible has been interpreted as justifying the subordination of women to men: “…Wives be subject to your husbands…” As a text that has been presumed by hundreds of millions of people to speak with authority, moreover, the Bible has helped enforce what it prescribes…As I moved through the biblical material I flipped over to Galatians 3:28, where Paul put forth a luminous statement, that in Christ there is no male or female. I thought, How unfortunate that this did not become the centerpiece for Christian tradition!
Book: by Sue Monk Kidd entitled: Dance of the Dissident Daughter p. 70 Published: December 2006.
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We also need Goddess consciousness to reveal earth's holiness ... Matter becomes inspirited; it breathes divinity. Earth becomes alive and sacred ... Goddess offers us the holiness of everything.
Book: by Sue Monk Kidd entitled: The Dance of the Dissident Daughter (San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins), pp. 162-163. Published: 1996.
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The minister was preaching. He was holding up a Bible. It was open, perched atop his raised hand as if a blackbird had landed there. He was saying that the Bible was the sole and ultimate authority of the Christian's life. The sole and ultimate authority. ... I remember a feeling rising up from a place about two inches below my navel. It was a passionate, determined feeling, and it spread out from the core of me like a current so that my skin vibrated with it. If feelings could be translated into English, this feeling would have roughly been the word no! ... It was the purest inner knowing I had experienced, and it was shouting in me no, no, no! The ultimate authority of my life is not the Bible; it is not confined between the covers of a book. It is not something written by men and frozen in time. It is not from a source outside myself. My ultimate authority is the divine voice in my own soul.
Book: by Sue Monk Kidd entitled: The Dance of the Dissident Daughter (San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins) p. 76. Published: 1996.
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I am speaking of recognizing the hidden truth that we are one with all people. We are part of them and they are part of us ... When we encounter another person, ... we should walk as if we were upon holy ground. We should respond as if God dwells there.
Book: by Sue Monk Kidd entitled: God's Joyful Surprise (San Francisco, CA: Harper, 1987) pp 233,228 Published: 1987.
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