By Mary Daly
'Certainly some of the most promising theological statements of our time.' --The Christian Century
'Not for the timid, this fantastic publication demands not anything wanting the overthrow of patriarchy itself.' --The Village Voice
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Extra resources for Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation
She cannot belong to this without assenting to her own lobotomy. Perhaps an obvious reason for this is that the theologians themselves have not shared in the experience of oppression and therefore write from the privileged distance of those who have at best a "knowledge about" the subject. Thinkers such as Whitehead, James, and Jaspers employ God language that soars beyond sexual hierarchy as a specific problem to be confronted in the process of human becoming. In my thinking, the specific criterion which implies a mandate to reject certain forms of Godtalk is expressed in the question: Does this language hinder human becoming by reinforcing sexrole socialization?
Hence the present awakening of the hitherto powerless sex demands an explosion of creative imagination that can withstand the disapproval of orthodoxy and overreach the boundaries cherished by conventional minds. The becoming of women may be not only the doorway to deliverance which secular humanism has passionately fought for—but also a doorway to something, that is, a new phase in the human spirit's quest for God. I am suggesting that at this point in history women are in a unique sense called to be the bearers of existential courage in society.
Therefore, attempts by women theologians now merely to "update" or to reform theology within acceptable patterns of question—asking are not likely to get very far. Hence the present awakening of the hitherto powerless sex demands an explosion of creative imagination that can withstand the disapproval of orthodoxy and overreach the boundaries cherished by conventional minds. The becoming of women may be not only the doorway to deliverance which secular humanism has passionately fought for—but also a doorway to something, that is, a new phase in the human spirit's quest for God.