Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation

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Beacon Press, Jun 1, 1993 - Religion - 264 pages
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'Certainly one of the most promising theological statements of our time.' --The Christian Century

'Not for the timid, this brilliant book calls for nothing short of the overthrow of patriarchy itself.' --The Village Voice

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This classic book is a text which is foundational to the Women's Liberation movement. Mary Daly's ideas may seem obvious today, but they were absolutely revolutionary at the time. She paved the way for the modern critique of the church. Incredible book.

Contents

After the Death of God the Father
13
Exorcising Evil from Eve The Fall into Freedom
44
Beyond Christolatry A World Without Models
69
Transvaluation of Values The End of Phallic Morality
98
The Bonds of Freedom Sisterhood as Antichurch
132
Sisterhood as Cosmic Covenant
155
The Final Cause The Cause of Causes
179
Notes
199
Index
221
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Page 1 - When you are criticising the philosophy of an epoch, do not chiefly direct your attention to those intellectual positions which its exponents feel it necessary explicitly to defend. There will be some fundamental assumptions which adherents of all the variant systems within the epoch unconsciously presuppose. Such assumptions appear so obvious that people do not know what they are assuming because no other way of putting things has ever occurred to them.
Page 3 - What the hammer? what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? what dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp? When the stars threw down their spears, And water'd heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee? *> Tyger! tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye, Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
Page 6 - For my purpose is to show that the women's revolution, insofar as it is true to its own essential dynamics, is an ontological, spiritual revolution, pointing beyond the idolatries of sexist society and sparking creative action in and toward transcendence.

About the author (1993)

Mary Daly (1928–2010) was a world-renowned radical feminist philosopher who held doctorates in theology and philosophy from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Her groundbreaking books include Church and Second Sex, Beyond God the Father, Gyn/Ecology, Pure Lust, Websters' First New Intergalatic Wickedary of the English Languague (Conjured in Cahoots with Jane Caputi), and Outercourse.

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