Friday, January 15, 2010

Mary Daly

A Church for Starving Artists wrote a blog post on the passing of Mary Daly here... For some reason I had missed that news.

Like many of you, Mary Daly was the first feminist Christian writer I ever read (though I am sure there are some who will dispute whether or not she was a "Christian" and to them I say, "get over it!")

She brought a stunning ray of light into a dank, dusty way of doing theology. She challenged old hermeneutics and allowed many women, myself included, to see a clearer picture of Christ beyond the earthly depiction in the Gospels. She also tackled some pretty sacred ivory towers... things I am gutless to deal with at this stage of my life.

Rest in peace, Mary. And thanks...

2 comments:

Mompriest said...

Yes, an amazing women, to whom we are all indebted.

Pem said...

I grew up in a culturally Christian but atheist home. Reading Beyond God the Father in about 1976 (as a senior in college) was the beginning of my path to becoming a believer and a churchgoer.