The Church and the Second Sex / Edition 1

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Overview

First published in 1968, The Church and the Second Sex represents one of the most important critiques of sexism in the Christian tradition.
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'A hard-hitting, highly original, and even revolutionary book unmasking the latent anti-feminism in so much Catholic thinking and practice.' --Thomas Merton
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807011010
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 1/28/1986
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

New Archaic Afterwords xi
Autobiographical Preface to the 1975 Edition 5
Feminist Postchristian Introduction 15
Chapter 1 The Case Against the Church 53
Chapter 2 History: A Record of Contradictions 74
Chapter 3 Winds of Change 118
Chapter 4 The Pedestal Peddlars 147
Chapter 5 The Demon of Sexual Prejudice: An Exercise in Exorcism 166
Chapter 6 Theological Roots of the Problem: Radical Surgery Required 179
Chapter 7 Toward Partnership: Some Modest Proposals 192
Conclusion: The Second Sex and the Seeds of Transcendence 220
Index 225
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