At a glance:
- Author: Mary Daly
- First Published: 1973
- Type of Work: Social criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, Philosophy, Religion and spirituality
- Subjects: Language or languages, Philosophy or philosophers, Mythology or myths, Sexism, Social issues, Sin or Original sin, Religion, God, Spiritual life or spirituality, Feminism, Women's issues, Oppression, Christianity, Morality or morals, Theology, Femininity of God
Form and Content
Mary Daly, professor of theology and philosophy, was motivated by anger at what she and other feminists call the patriarchal oppression of women, reinforced by the Judeo-Christian tradition that views God as male and thus denies women their humanity and spirituality. (The word “patriarchy” comes from the Greek meaning “rule of the father” and refers to a system of unequal social, economic, and sexual relations which creates and reinforces men’s authority and power over women.) Daly hoped that her radical approach to theology and philosophy in...
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