Post a Comment. My biggest take-away upon re-reading feminist theologian Mary Daly's The Church and the Second Sex was how tame her critiques therein were regarding the Catholic Church. So, to read the Beacon Press edition of The Church and the Second Sexwhich includes both Daly's preface and her afterword, is to observe Daly's progression from a theologian who once believed Christian reformation to be a desirable aim to a "Post-Christian Feminist" theologian who believed Christianity to be too damaged, too flawed, to bother reforming at all.
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Thank you! The Roman Catholic Church is, among other more commendable things, the ultimate bastion of masculine prerogative in the modern world. Miss Daly is determined to correct that injustice, and she sets about the task with a will and a wit that does credit to her talents as well as to her sex.
This article appeared in the September issue of U. Catholic Vol. Mary Daly is a woman of several roles and locales, some of them—past and present—in a man's world.
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Jan 03, Pages Buy. Jan 03, Pages. First published inThe Church and the Second Sex represents one of the most important critiques of sexism in the Christian tradition.
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The new self-awareness of the American woman who is both Catholic and professional is well illustrated in The Church and the Second Sex. Mary Daly, assistant professor of theology at Boston College, knows the past. But, far from becoming immobilized in the realm of fact, she is radically open to the possible in an area of aggiornamento which is often by-passed.
In contrast to The Illusion of Eve see Document 6Mary Daly's The Church and the Second Sex focused not on the practical concerns of married women, but on historical and theological analysis of Catholic sexism. While both books were hopeful, Daly used much more pointed arguments and language to criticize the church. She warned that if changes in the church did not occur, people would be forced to conclude that the church was "the inevitable enemy of human progress. Furthermore, she believed that faith could support a woman's process of liberation.