So, okay self, who'd better re-read this in the morning--remember to print out your unedited bibliography at the library on your way over to see him.
Here's the current state of my bibliography on the subject: I've got some editing to do, but you can tell from some of the titles what people's thoughts and concerns on the subject have been in the last few decades.
God the Father. Preliminary Bibliography
Bouma-Prediger, Steven. The Greening of Theology: The Ecological Models of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Joseph Sittler, and Jürgen Moltmann. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1995.
Daly, Mary. Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation. Boston: Beacon Press, 1973.
Davis, Robert Con. The Paternal Romance: Reading God-the-Father in Early Western Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
Duck, Ruth C. Gender and the Name of God: The Trinitarian Baptismal Formula. New York: Pilgrim Press, 1991.
Erickson, Millard J. God the Father Almighty: A Contemporary Exploration of the Divine Attributes. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 1998.
Hamerton-Kelly, Robert. God the Father: Theology and Patriarchy in the Teaching of Jesus. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979.
Heyward, Carter. God in the Balance: Christian Spirituality in Times of Terror. Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press, 2002.
John Paul II, Pope. God, Father, and Creator; with a foreword by Joseph H. Casey. Boston: Pauline Books & Media, 1996.
Lee, Jung Young. The Trinity in Asian Perspective. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996.
Metz, Johannes-Baptist and Edward Schillebeeckx, eds. God as Father? English language editor, Marcus Lefébure. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark; New York: Seabury Press, 1981.
Moltmann-Wendel, Elisabeth and Jürgen Moltmann. God – His and Hers. New York: Crossroad, 1991.
Ohler, Annemarie. The Bible Looks at Fathers. Translated by Omar Kaste. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 1999.
Sobrino, Jon and Ignacio Ellacuría, eds. Systematic Theology: Perspectives from Liberation Theology: readings from Mysterium Liberationis. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1996.
Speyr, Adrienne von. The Countenance of the Father. Translated by David Kipp. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997.
Theological-Historical Commission for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000. God, the Father of Mercy: Official Catechetical Text in Preparation for the Holy Year. Translated from the Italian by Robert R. Barr. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co., 1998.
Turek, Margaret M. Towards a Theology of God the Father: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Theodramatic Approach. New York: P. Lang, 2001.
Visser 't Hooft, Willem Adolph. The Fatherhood of God in an Age of Emancipation. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1982.
Widdicombe, Peter. The Fatherhood of God from Origen to Athanasius. Oxford; New York: Clarendon Press, 1994.
Achtemeier, Elizabeth., et al. “God the Father or God the Mother” Mission and Ministry. 1990. 8: 18-30.
Badcock, Gary D. “Whatever Happened to God the Father?” Crux. 2000. 36: (3 S) 2-12.
Benjamin, Walter W. “Fatherless Heaven, Fatherless Children” Wall Street Journal. 1995. 76: A10.
Boespflug, Francois. “The Compassion of God the Father in Western Art” Trans. by Joseph Cunneen. Cross Currents. 1992. 42: (4 Wint) 487-503.
Burnett, Fred W. “Exposing the Anti-Jewish Ideology of Matthew's Implied Author: The Characterization of God As Father” Semeia. 1992. (59) 155-191.
Ciobotea, Dan Ilie. “We Believe in One God, Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth: Aspects of an Ecumenical Approach to the First Article of the Creed” One God, One Lord, One Spirit. Geneva: WCC Pubns, 1988. 40-57.
Fishburn, Janet Forsythe. “Can We Still Call God ‘Father’” Theology Today. 1985. 41: 508-509.
Fishburn, Janet Forsythe, ed. “Controversy Around the Trinity” Drew Gateway. 1990. 59: 1-84.
Gallagher, Sharon. “Why God Is Not (Just) Father” Sojourners. 1993. 22: 7,9.
Hook, Donald D., and Alvin F. Kimel, Jr. “Calling God ‘Father’: A Theological Analysis” Faith and Philosophy. 1995. 12: 207-222.
Humphrey, Edith M. “Why We Worship God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit” Crux. 1996. 32: (2 Je) 2-12.
Kelly-Johnston, Carolyn. “Can a feminist call God Father?” Stimulus. 1994. 2: 3-10.
Kereszty, Roch A. “God the Father.” Communio. 1999. 26: 258-277.
Luck, Donald G. “Reaffirming the Image of God as ‘Father’” Trinity Seminary Review. 1994. 16: (2 Fall) 91-100.
Mattison, Robin D. “God/Father: Tradition and Interpretation” Reformed Review. 1989. 42: 189-206.
Mawhinney, Allen. “God as Father: Two Popular Theories Reconsidered” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. 1988. 31: 181-189.
Miller, John W. “Rays of Fatherhood Shining Forth: Why We Call God ‘Father’: Biblical and Cultural Considerations.” Touchstone (US). 2001. 14: (1 Ja) 40-46.
Nechayev, Pitirim, Metr. “‘I believe in one God, the father almighty...’” Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate. 1989. (9) 38-40.
Nechayev, Pitirim, Metr. “‘I believe in one God the father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible’”
Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate. 1989. (11) 43-46.
O'Day, Gail R. “‘Show us the father, and we will be satisfied’ (John 14:8)” Semeia. 1999. (85) 11-17.
Pitirim, Metr. “‘I believe in one God the Father’” Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate. 1989. (8) 33-35.
Reinhartz, Adele, ed. “God the Father in the Gospel of John” Semeia. 1999. (85) 1-202.
Turek, Margaret M. “‘As the Father has Loved Me’ (Jn 15:9): Balthasar's Theodramatic Approach to a Theology of God the Father” Communio. 1999. 26: 295-318.
Vitz, Paul C. “The Father Almighty, Maker of Male & Female: A Psychologist Looks at the Importance of God the Father for Male & Female Identity” Touchstone (US). 2001. 14: (1 Ja) 33-39.
Terribly exciting, isn't it? So... gotta weed some of this out before reading it... gotta read it before I can figure out what to cut....
Mostly my real desire is to get a good grasp of the variety of work that's been done: the "state of the question," as it were. I'll worry about contributing later for this one. And it's quite a spread, isn't it? There's a lot of gender language stuff, but that's hardly the only thread here....