Sunday, January 3, 2010

R.I.P. Mary Daly

So far - this is the only one who has noted the passing of feminist theological giant Mary Daly: A Life Lived OUT loud

She and Rosemary Radford Ruether really opened my eyes when I was in seminary to how far outside the box you could go. I couldn't quite go where she went but I really appreciated that she was willing to take on Christianity and claim the gospel for herself and other radical feminists when so many others could find nothing but misogyny and patriarchy in the Christian Story. May the angels welcome her and may she find the freedom and liberation and peace we all long for.


  1. Amen! Her book, Beyond God the Father, had a profound influence on me when I read it during the 1970s, although I've only recently realized its (and her) impact on my thinking.

  2. I didn't know she'd died; thanks for posting it. Likewise -- couldn't go where she went, and wouldn't want to, but learned a good deal from watching her get there.