Jewish, Early Christian and Mormon Concept of a Mother in Heaven
There is indisputable evidence that preChristian Jews believed in a Hebrew Goddess. (See, e.g., The Hebrew Goddess, by Prof. Raphael Patai; Did God Have a Wife”, Prof. Wm. Dever). Princeton Prof. Elaine Pagels convincingly demonstrates with many citations, that early Christians also believed in a Mother in Heaven. Some early Christians believed in a different sort of trinity or triune God: Heaven Father, Heavenly Mother and Jesus the Savior. Thus we see, the idea of a Heavenly Mother, found in belief of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is not unusual at all.
Published: Tuesday May 14, 2019