I was reading the Gospel of Philip this morning and I came across this verse, which I thought was quite interesting:
Spirit. They are in error. They do not understand what
they say. When did a woman ever conceive by a woman?
Mary at the same time is the immaculacy, which
was not defiled by violence.
She is a great temptation to Hebrews, both to
those who preach and to those who listen to their
Her immaculacy, which was not defiled by violence,
is pure. But the mighty of this world defiled
themselves (through their fantasies).
And the Lord (Jesus Christ) would not have said,
“My Father Who is in Heaven,” if He had not had another
father. He would have said simply: “My father”.
Many modern scholars have re-adopted this image of the Spirit as Feminine. What do you make of this trend today and what do you think of this passage in the Gospel of Philip?