Thursday, January 7, 2010
Mary Daly, the creative feminist theologian, died yesterday at 81. During my college years and early days in seminary, her books, especially Beyond God the Father and Gyn/Ecology, were a huge influence on my thought. I haven't read them in recent years; I finally got rid of my beat up copy of Gyn/Ecology in October when we sorted and gave away a huge number of our books. When I saw the video tribute below I was reminded of the many ways in which Daly's work continues to have an influence on how I approach religion, both in the classroom and in the parish.