phil 2:7

Mike Phillips (
Sun, 11 Aug 1996 12:44:51 -0700


Inclusive language could have been used in either case among informed
20th century folk, but probably would have lost its force in the first century
hellenistic milieu. My apologies if I came across (or come across) with sexist
implications -- I only intended to render Paul's point of contrast as starkly
as possible (and exposed myself thereby, with apologies). Like most men
exposed to rigorous pastoral training in a post-liberal seminary, I am a
recovering sexist <g>, some might even say a feminist (a label I gladly accept
when applied by those with the privilege of doing so, i.e., women.
Mike Phillips

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging;
it is the skin of living thought and changes from day
to day as does the air around us. - Oliver Wendell Holmes