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4. Mary Daly
About this Lecture
In this module, we conduct a case study of Mary Daly, focusing in particular on (i) the influence of Simone de Beauvoir’s philosophy on Daly’s thought (ii) Daly’s exposure to patriarchal institutions at the time of the second Vatican Council (iii) Daly’s view that reform was ineffective to achieve the goals of feminist theology (iv) Daly’s method of liberating theology by removing sexist language from theological discourse (v) transvaluation as the aim of liberation.
In this course, Dr Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft (University of Cambridge) explores gender and theology. In the first module we introduce the relationship between gender, feminism, and theology. In the second module, we consider feminist theology in relation to the doctrine of God. In the third module we examine Rosemary Radford Ruether’s feminist theology, before turning to Mary Daly’s theology in the fourth module. In the fifth module we compare and contextualise the feminist theologies of Ruether and Daly. In the sixth and final module, we examine feminist theological engagement with scripture.
Dr Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft is a lecturer in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests lie at the intersections of theology, philosophy, literature, and intellectual history, particularly in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century thought. Her recent publications include The Veiled God : Friedrich Schleiermacher's Theology of Finitude (2019) and 'On Gender and Theology in the Mode of Retrieval’ in Theologies of Retrieval (2017).
Cite this Lecture
Jackson Ravenscroft, R. (2022, June 16). Gender and Theology - Mary Daly [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/gender-and-theology/mary-daly
Jackson Ravenscroft, R. "Gender and Theology – Mary Daly." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 16 Jun 2022, https://massolit.io/courses/gender-and-theology/mary-daly