The Church and the Second Sex

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The Church and the Second Sex

The Church and the Second Sex First published in The Church and the Second Sex represents one of the most important critiques of sexism in the Christian tradition

  • Title: The Church and the Second Sex
  • Author: Mary Daly
  • ISBN: 9780807011010
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • First published in 1968, The Church and the Second Sex represents one of the most important critiques of sexism in the Christian tradition.

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    1. Amy Brown on said:

      Since I have read so much feminist work, I appreciate Daly's work in the contextual sense. For her time she broke open the discussion in a profound way. I think it is encouraging that the discussion has shifted since then. I do, however, keenly feel the need for feminist work to continue to grow in robustness and reach. Like Daly says, echoing Virginia Woolf, she longs for the sister of Plato and Aristotle and others who do great work and even more. While I know that Daly has consciously broke w [...]

    2. Joy on said:

      With a heavy heart, yet grateful beyond words for her life and work, I report that Mary Daly died this morning, January 3, 2010 in Massachusetts. She had been in poor health for the last two years.Her contributions to feminist theology, philosophy, and theory were many, unique, and if I may say so, world-changing. She created intellectual space; she set the bar high. Even those who disagreed with her are in her debt for the challenges she offered.She always advised women to throw our lives as fa [...]

    3. Dhanaraj Rajan on said:

      A vehement attack on the Church by the feminist theologian. It is an outcry poured out with force.

    4. Dwight Davis on said:

      I'm not going to give this book a rating largely because it's an artifact. Let me explain.This is Daly's first book, published in 1968. At the time, she was still a reformist and thus The Church and the Second Sex is decidedly un-Dalylike. Reading it after reading some of her later work is a jarring experience, an experience that she herself echoes in her new archaic afterwords and feminist postchristian introduction. Reading this book in 2018 is also a jarring experience. Knowing that Daly was [...]

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